These are the same rabbis who reassured the German Jews that "arbeit macht frei." These "faith groups" are faithless, soulless tools who say nothing in the face of the mass slaughter and ethnic cleansing of their own people at the hands of savage Muslim jihadis.
Here is my complete interview with CNN. You can see how they edit:
Kristina Sgueglia, CNN: How do you respond to those in the Jewish community who do
not support your message?
Pamela Geller: Leading Jewish voices like Caroline Glick, Martin Sherman, Paul Schnee, Steve Goldberg and Lori Lowenthal-Marcus support my ad. So this shows the diversity of opinion within Judaism, which is a notable contrast to the Muslim community -- where are the moderate Muslims speaking out in support of my ad?
These rabbis have good intentions. I am all for choosing love. My own ad is not hate speech, it's love speech. It's love of life speech. The ad speaks to the defense of freedom and individual rights for all. There's nothing hateful about it. 9/11 was hate. 3/11 in Madrid was hate. 7/7 in London was hate. The Fort Hood jihadi was hate. The Christmas underwear bomber was hate. The Fort Dix Six was hate. Pushing back against such hate is not hate.
I doubt that the rabbis know anything about the jihad doctrine that relentlessly seeks to violently impose Islamic law and pursues jihad against non-Muslims, or about the Islamic antisemitism that is deeply ingrained in the Qur'an and Sunnah, and that identifies the Jews as the worst enemies of the Muslims (Qur'an 5:82) and under Allah's curse (Qur'an 9:30). When have they spoken out against THAT hate, because of which Jews suffer daily? When have they called upon Muslim leaders to reform the Qur'an and expunge its virulently antisemitic texts, which are routinely quoted on Palestinian Authority TV as justifying endless warfare against the State of Israel and Jews everywhere? What topsy-turvy moral compass have they employed to come to the conclusion that the "hater" is not the imams who routinely preach violence and antisemitism in mosques and on TV in Judea, Samaria and Gaza, but me when I try to call attention to the barbaric cruelty of the jihad against Israel?
Pamela Geller: Wake up. I am not the problem. You want to fight against "hate," fight against the barbaric jihadis who glory in the torture and murder of children, not against me.
Kristina Sgueglia, CNN: While you are aware that the ADI [sic] ds have been labeled hate speech by some groups, the ads have also prompted accusations from various religious groups that claim the message is insulting and dehumanize entire communities due to a lack of specificity. There are some people within the Jewish community who have expressed concern claiming the ad seems to speak on behalf of the entire Jewish community in saying supporting Israel means dehumanizing an entire other community. Multiple Jewish religious groups have argued that they do not support dehumanization, but value partnership with Muslim neighbors. How do you respond to those in the Jewish community who do not support your message?
Pamela Geller: My
own ad is not hate speech, it's love speech. It's love of life speech.
The ad speaks to the defense of freedom and individual rights for all.
There's nothing hateful about it. 9/11 was hate. 3/11 in Madrid was
hate. 7/7 in London was hate. The Fort Hood jihadi was hate. The
Christmas underwear bomber was hate. The Fort Dix Six was hate. Pushing
back against such hate is not hate.
When have these interfaith groups spoken out against the virulent antisemitic and genocidal rhetoric coming from Iran and jihad groups arrayed against Israel? When have they spoken out against the persecution of Christians in Pakistan, Indonesia, Egypt, Iraq and elsewhere? When have they spoken up for Hindus in Bangladesh, Bahais in Iran, and other persecuted religious minorities?
Their moral myopia is immense. They are confusing resistance to hatred with actual hatred.
Faith groups launch campaign to counter controversial 'Defeat Jihad' ad CNN
New York (CNN) -- Jewish and Christian groups have unveiled three separate ad campaigns to counter what they claim is hateful speech toward Muslims contained within an advertisement posted at some New York City subway stations.
The new ads tout religious tolerance and offer support to the Muslim community.
"Help stop bigotry against our Muslim neighbors," reads one. "Support peace in word and deed," reads another.
The campaigns are in response to a controversial "Defeat Jihad" ad that is displayed in 10 of the city's more than 400 subway stations. It reads: "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad."
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority initially rejected the ad, which was produced by the American Freedom Defense Initiative. But the authority's decision was overturned when a federal judge ruled that the ad is protected speech under the First Amendment.
Jihad -- Arabic for "struggle" -- is considered a religious duty for Muslims, although there are both benign and militant interpretations of what it means.
"We, as an organization of rabbis want to make it clear to New York and to the U.S. that neither rabbis nor the mainstream Jewish community support this dehumanization, but in fact we value partnership with our Muslim neighbors and Muslim organizations," said Rabbi Jill Jacobs, of Rabbis for Human Rights, one of the three groups behind the new ads.
The other groups are Sojourners, a Christian faith-based social justice group, and United Methodist Women.
Jacobs described an outpouring of support from individual donors in response to the "Defeat Jihad" ad, which allowed for the purchase of 20 new ads. They are expected to be posted in city subway stations Monday, said Jacobs.
Timothy King, of Sojourners, said his group will debut 10 ads, also Monday, in close proximity to the "Defeat Jihad" ads.
"We are going to go out of our way to make sure Muslims are treated well here, and we hope our fellow Christians will be treated well abroad," King said.
United Methodist Women have already posted its ads around Manhattan, according to Harriet Olson, the group's general secretary.
Meanwhile, Pamela Geller, executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, defended the controversial "Defeat Jihad" ad, saying there is nothing hateful about it.
"My own ad is not hate speech. It's love speech. It's love of life speech," she told CNN in an e-mail Friday.
Regarding her critics, Geller said: "Their moral myopia is immense. They are confusing resistance to hatred with actual hatred."
UPDATE: Atlas reader cc'ed me on this letter to the rabbis:
Dear Rabbis:Where is the call from - Rabbis For Human Rights - for Muslims to respect the human rights of all non-Muslims and denounce ALL the Quranic verses of hatred against Christians/Jews/kafirs? Where is their call to end and renounce all the verses of Jihad in the Quran? Where is their condemnation of the bigotry and hatred of Muslim daily prayers.? More hereSHAME, SHAME, SHAMEShane on the Christians and Rabbis supporting these ads - supporting the hatred of Islam; supporting the extermination of Coptic Christians and all other Christians throughout the Middle East and Pakistan, Hindus, Buddhists, the extermination of the Jews of Israel.Read the article,Best,Jake