Hamas-CAIR has unveiled a new ad campaign to "counter" our historic anti-jihad ads running in lighted display cases on Washington DC Metro train platforms. Our now-famous ad reads, "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel, Defeat jihad."
CAIR's 16-foot banner ads are scheduled to go up this week and stay up for a month in stations featuring our AFDI ads (Glenmont, Georgia Avenue/Petworth and U Street). CAIR's "counter" ads feature an abrogated verse from the Quran (above). Why is a little girl wearing a covering? Is she considered a sexual object?
Citing the quran, are we? I think that's a grand idea. AFDI is launching a new ad campaign much like Hamas-CAIR's. Here is the ad we have submitted to WMATA. I want to thank Hamas-CAIR. What a wonderful way to educate millions of Americans on what is that book. We hope to feature all of the verses that call for jihad.
Surely the vilest of animals in Allah's sight are those who disbelieve -- 8:55
Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers -- 3:151Lo! Those who disbelieve Our revelations, We shall expose them to the Fire. As often as their skins are consumed, We shall exchange them for fresh skins that they may taste the torment. Lo! Allah is ever Mighty, Wise. - 4:56
Then, when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. But if they repent and establish worship and pay the poor-due, then leave their way free. Lo! Allah is Forgiving, Merciful. -- 9:5
Lo! those who disbelieve, among the People of the Scripture and the idolaters, will abide in fire of hell. They are the worst of created beings.-- 98:6
Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into the enemies of Allah and your enemies -- 8:60
Muhammad is the apostle of Allah. Those who follow him are merciful to one another, but ruthless to the unbelievers. -- 48:29
Righteous women are therefore obedient, guarding the secret for God's guarding. And those you fear may be rebellious admonish; banish them to their couches, and beat them. -- 4:34
When you meet the unbelievers, smite their necks, then, when you have made wide slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds; then set them free, either by grace or ransom, till the war lays down its loads. -- 47:4
Lo! those who disbelieve, among the People of the Scripture and the idolaters, will abide in fire of hell. They are the worst of created beings. -- 98:6
Many will say that Deuteronomy and other Biblical books have violent passages as well. However, nowhere do the Jewish or Christian Scriptures tell all believers in general to wage war against unbelievers as such. Only the Qur'an contains such passages. Also, Islam, unlike Judaism and Christianity, has never gone through a period of reformation and enlightenment either involving or resulting in any thoroughgoing reevaluation of the literal sense of its sacred texts. This is why you do not see Jews or Christians slaughtering unbelievers and justifying their actions by quoting their Scriptures, while Muslims around the world do this with depressing frequency.
UPDATE: David Wood of Answering Muslims points this out in the comment section:
Surah 7 (quoted in the CAIR ad) is a middle Meccan Surah, meaning it was "revealed" to Muhammad when he was still a persecuted "prophet" in Mecca with only a few dozen followers. The "revelations" he received during this time called for peace, not because Islam promotes peace, but because Muslims were in the minority. Later, when Muslims formed a majority, Muhammad's "revelations" suddenly called for the violent subjugation of all non-Muslims (see 9:29, for instance, which was "revealed" shortly before Muhammad's death).
Interestingly, the context of the verse quoted by CAIR is a collection of condemnations of the religious beliefs of the polytheists of Mecca (see 7:190-198, for instance, which immediately precede 7:199). Why is this important? Because groups like CAIR assure us that it's wrong and immoral to criticize the religious beliefs of others. Yet they go to the most peaceful period in Muhammad's career, and even here we find Muhammad condemning the beliefs of others!