UPDATE: Photo of the 3 people who were protesting -- this garners CBS media coverage. Why isn't this Muslim protesting jihadi slaughter instead?
Where are the protests against the tens of thousands of jihad attacks -- now 19,554 since September 11, 2001? Where are the protests against the persecution, oppression and subjugation of non-Muslims living in Muslim countries? Where are the protests against the Muslim persecution of Coptic Christians, Hindus, Buddhists, Bahais, etc.?
According to the left, protesting slaughter, murder and persecution is hate. Where were these nincompoops when the real victim of jihad, Israel, was the subject of a smear and defamation campaign on Metro-North? Why weren't they protesting then?
San Francisco set a dangerous precedent by donating the money to Leftist pro-jihad groups, because now this group is demanding that Metro-North do the same.
This shows just how urgently needed these ads are, and how thick is the denial and obfuscation. Help me run these ads.
There is no reference to how many showed or a picture of this "protest" which tells us it was a handful if that. But our protests, such as those at Ground Zero that drew tens of thousands, garner no media coverage.
Protesters denounce Metro North ads as Islamophobic, call on MTA to rethink campaign Lohud.com, September 6 (thanks to David)
I'd like to know what Priscilla Reed objects to. Does she think that there haven't been over 19,000 jihad attacks since 911? Does she not know that every one of them had the imprimatur of a Muslim cleric? And what have her "Muslim neighbors" done to root out the beliefs and attitudes that led to these attacks from the Muslim community?
WHITE PLAINS — As supporters held up signs protesting Islamophobia, a coalition of community leaders and residents gathered downtown today to denounce anti-Muslim advertisements posted at Metro North stations throughout Westchester County.
The coalition revealed its plan to counter the anti-Islamic campaign, calling on Metro North to distance itself from the advertisement and donate revenue earned from its publication to an organization that combats extremism.
Paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative — a group led by Pamela Geller — the ads associate the religion of Islam with 19,250 terrorist attacks carried out by extremists since Sept 11, 2001. Printed in large block lettering on a dark background, an asterisk denotes that number is rising, and a slogan below reads: “It’s not Islamophobia, it’s Islamorealism.”
Geller told The Journal News/Lohud.com the advertisments highlight the reality and magnitude of Islamic jihad and the mainstream media’s cover-up of it.
Protesters said otherwise.
“The bigotry and hate this ad directs at Muslims and Islam is totally unacceptable in Westchester or anywhere else,” said Priscilla Reed, a community activist who helped organize the event. “Our purpose is to raise awareness about what this ad represents, and mobilize action in support of our Muslim neighbors.”
Greenburgh Supervisor Paul Feiner called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to denounce the signs, suggesting a disclaimer be placed on Metro North platforms saying the agency does not support the advertisement’s message.What a tool. He is going to tolerate violent jihadis? He is going to tolerate himself into annihilation.
A spokeswoman for the MTA said it does not endorse the viewpoint expressed in the ad but refrains from banning advertising based on its message. The agency’s chairman and CEO, Joseph Lhota, has indicated the MTA will discuss its policies on political ads later this month.
“When I first saw the word Islamorealism, I thought, ‘Hey, maybe these people actually met some Muslims,’” said Rev. Gawain de Leeuw of St. Bartholomew’s Church in White Plains. “But I know these people. I know they are opportunists who seek to prey on the fears and worries of hard-working Americans. But what they don’t know is that this will not work. Toleration is a part of our American DNA from the very beginning.”