After our historic win in our first amendment lawsuit against the NYC MTA, we moved forward with our counter-jihad offensive to run our pro-Israel ads across the country, in every city that ran the anti-israel campaign. Help us make it happen, donate, donate, donate.
After our unequivocal legal win, our ads began running in San Francisco (where craven city "elders" ran sharia-compliant 'disclaimer" ads next to ours). In addition, our islamorealism ads went up on the NY Metro line. Typically, silly dhimmi officials and sharia-compliant enemedia fell all over themselves in furious efforts to comply with Islamic blasphemy restrictions. But noisy posturing aside, we did not expect any further restrictions on our first amendment rights. We won.
We submitted the "savage" ads to run on New York subway platforms and DC Metro train dioramas. The contracts were signed and the ads were paid for up front. They are scheduled to run next week. In light of Ambassador Stevens' coldblooded murder, as well as that of two navy SEALs and other US diplomats, what else would you call jihadists? Why is this controversial? The ads should be papered across America. Funny how the word "savage" entered the vernacular after the latest jihadist blowups across the world.
Today, on Rosh Hashanah, the DC Transit authority canceled ("postponed") our pro-Israel ads. DC Transit said, "due to the situations happening around the world at this time, we are postponing the start of this program ..." "The reason for this decision is one of security and safety for the commuters using the DC Metro rail system." This is exactly the reason why our pro-freedom ads should run.
It is precisely because of the current political situation that it is important that I be able to express my message now, and I consider any delay to be government censorship of my core political speech. I demanded that the transit authority change their position. Short of that, we will file a lawsuit tomorrow.
Clearly, DC is kowtowing to the threat of jihad terrorism. Their cowardice does not make commuters or Americans safer. On the contrary, it puts us in more peril to the whims of violent Islamic supremacists.
If someone commits violence, it is his
responsibility and no one else's. The
responsibility for one's actions lies with one who acts and no one
else. Islamic supremacists and their allies in the mainstream media are
trying to get us to accept the idea that we are responsible if Muslims
riot and kill and blame what we say. Yet there is nothing that you could
say to me that would make me riot and kill. Theirs is the
responsibility and they are the only ones who deserve condemnation, if
the media were doing its job.
There will always be an ad, a movie, a cartoon, a teddy bear. This is a war on freedom. I refuse to sacrifice my freedom so as not to offend savages.
And dhimmi DC transit is not alone. Others have criticized the use of the word "savage." But it is entirely apt. They claim that the ad refers to all Muslims, or all opponents of Israel. It doesn't. It refers to those who rejoice in the murders of innocent civilians. The war on Israel is a war on innocent civilians. The targeting of civilians is savage. The murder of Ambassador Stevens was savage. The relentless 60-year campaign of terror against the Jewish people is savage. The torture of hostage Gilad Shalit was savage. The bloody hacking to death of the Fogel family was savage. The Munich Olympic massacre was savage. The unspeakable torture of Ehud Goldwasser was savage. The tens of thousands of rockets fired from Gaza into southern Israel (into schools, homes, etc.) are savage. The vicious Jew-hatred behind this genocide is savage. The endless demonization of the Jewish people in the Palestinian and Arab media is savage. The refusal to recognize the state of Israel as a Jewish state is savage. The list is endless.
Dhimmitude at the DC Transit. The message they are sending is that terrorism works.
"Ad Calling Jihad ‘Savage’ Is Set to Appear in Subway" By Matt Flegenheimer, NY Times, September 18, 2012
As violent and sometimes deadly protests consume much of the Muslim world in response to an American-made video mocking the Prophet Muhammad, New Yorkers will soon encounter another potentially inflammatory rendering of Islam: an advertisement in the transit system that reads, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.”
It concludes with the words, “Support Israel. Defeat Jihad,” wedged between two Stars of David.
After rejecting the ads initially, then losing a federal court ruling on First Amendment grounds, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority said on Tuesday that the ads were expected to appear next week at 10 subway stations.
“Our hands are tied,” Aaron Donovan, a spokesman for the authority, said when asked about the timing of the ad.
In July, Judge Paul A. Engelmayer of Federal District Court in Manhattan ruled that the authority had violated the First Amendment rights of the group that sought to place the ad, the American Freedom Defense Initiative. The authority had cited the ad’s “demeaning” language in barring its placement.
The authority, which appealed the July ruling, also asked the judge to postpone implementing his decision until after its next board meeting on Sept. 27.
But in an order late last month, Judge Engelmayer granted the agency just two more weeks to revise its ad policy or to seek a further stay from an appellate court. It has done neither.
Now, the authority finds itself in a precarious position. The American Freedom Defense Initiative has also purchased ad space in Washington, but the transit authority there said Tuesday that it had “deferred” the ad’s placement “out of a concern for public safety, given current world events.”
A similar option is not available to New York’s transportation authority because of the court order, according to the agency. Mr. Donovan said the authority might consider revising its ad policy at its board meeting next week.
Pamela Geller, the executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, said in an e-mail Tuesday that transit officials in Washington were “kowtowing to the threat of jihad terrorism.” She added that recent events in the Middle East had not given her pause “for a second” about posting the ads in New York.
“I will never cower before violent intimidation, and stop telling the truth because doing so is dangerous,” she said. “Freedom must be vigorously defended.”
She added, “If someone commits violence, it is his responsibility and no one else’s.”
The group has also advertised at Metro-North Railroad stations, with posters that cite “deadly Islamic attacks” since Sept. 11 and read, “It’s not Islamophobia, it’s Islamorealism.”
The transportation authority has said it did not try to block these ads because they did not meet the agency’s threshold for “demeaning” language, as the ad referring to a “savage” had.
Muneer Awad, the executive director of the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the ads were an attempt to “define Muslims” through hate speech.
“We’re encouraging American Muslims to go out there and define themselves,” he said.
Mr. Awad added that the group had not called for the ads’ removal, though it has asked the transportation authority to redirect funds it receives for the ads to the city’s Human Rights Commission.
“It’s perfectly legal to be a bigot and to be a racist,” he said. “We want to make sure there’s a counter-voice.”