Islamic supremacists are demanding free space to counter our simple message in defense of freedom. Do Muslim Brotherhood groups really expect the US government to donate space in order to support jihad?
Rest assured, if any free space is donated, AFDI will demand twice in return. If Muslim Brotherhood groups want to proselytize or propagandize on our nation's transit systems, they have to pay for ad space like everyone else in America. This is typical of Islamic supremacists: demanding special treatment for a special class. HAMAS-CAIR gets millons from Islamic supremacist countries.
Again, note the headline -- "anti-Muslim," implying that all Muslims support jihad and its attendant slaughter, oppression and persecution of non-Muslims and secular Muslims. Hamas-CAIR uses "freedom of speech" to extort free space out of the WMATA. It's the jiyza. Hamas-CAIR's Ibrahim Hooper spins the tired mythical Muslim victimhood narrative, feigning concern that the ad will "instigate violence against Muslims." There is no violence against Muslims. But there has been unimaginable jihadist violence. Why isn't Hooper concerned with the hundreds of thousands slaughtered in jihad?
Robert Spencer explains that it "was pointed out by the 14th-century Islamic scholar Ibn Taymiyya: that the concept of the 'greater jihad' [Akbar jihad] as interior spiritual struggle is based on a hadith that 'has no source and nobody whomsoever in the field of Islamic knowledge has narrated it.' Ibn Taymiyya insists that 'jihad against the disbelievers is the most noble of actions and moreover it is the most important action for the sake of mankind.' Nor is this his view alone. Jihad understood as warfare against unbelievers in order to establish the hegemony of Islamic law has much greater support in Islamic scripture, tradition, and historical practice than does the spiritual jihad -- and leading jihad theorists including Hasan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Abdullah Azzam, Osama bin Laden’s friend and intellectual mentor and co-founder with him of Al-Qaeda, challenge the authenticity of the 'greater jihad' saying in their writings....A Shafi'i manual of Islamic law that in 1991 was certified by the highest authority in Sunni Islam, Cairo's Al-Azhar University, as conforming 'to the practice and faith of the orthodox Sunni community.' This manual, 'Umdat al-Salik (available in English as Reliance of the Traveller), spends a considerable amount of time explaining jihad as 'war against non-Muslims.' It spells out the nature of this warfare in quite specific terms, saying that the Muslims must wage 'war upon Jews, Christians, and Zoroastrians . . . until they become Muslim or pay the non-Muslim poll tax.'"
Anti-Muslim ad creates more controversy 10/8/2012Hank Silverberg, wtop.com
WASHINGTON - An advertisement that contains just 18 words and equates Muslims with savages makes it's debut in four unidentified Metro stations Monday.
It has sparked fears that the add could trigger protests and violence here. The American Freedom Defense Initiative is sponsoring the ad, which will be up for a month.
It reads: "In any War Between the Civilized Man and the Savage, Support the Civilized Man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad."
Metro delayed putting up the advertisement after violent protests overseas to an anti-Islamic film made in the United States. But a federal court ruled on Oct. 5 that the Washington Area Metropolitan Transit Authority could not refuse the advertisement on First Amendment grounds.
Ibrahim Hooper, from the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), has joined with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and the Jewish Voice for Peace to ask Metro to provide free space to counter the ad's message.
"The answer to hate speech is not censorship. The answer to hate speech is more civil speech promoting mutual understanding and tolerance," says Hooper.
Hooper says CAIR is worried the advertisement will instigate violence against Muslims.
He does not think there will be any violent response from the Muslim community. He says protests over the anti-islamic film that prompted violence around the word did not show up in the U.S.
A spokeswoman for Metro would not comment on the request for free space. She says only that Metro will comply with the court ruling.