Our anti-jihad ads calling for support of persecuted minorities living under the Sharia went up on buses in Chicago today. As if on cue, dhimmi Jews in Obama's old stomping ground did the step 'n fetchit for Islamic supremacism. Taking their cue from the Jewish councils of Germany and the judenrat that sold out their own people, they immediately denounced the ads. Are we to extrapolate from this that these Jewish groups support the persecution of Christians in Egypt and Nigeria, Hindus in Pakistan, Bahais in Iran, and more? That's not a Jewish lesson I remember learning in my Talmud classes.
Asaf Bar-Tura, program director for the Jewish Council for Urban Affairs, sniveled: "This whole campaign insinuates that Muslims are violent." No, Mr. Bar-Tura. You are insinuating that all Muslims are violent. You are insinuating that all Muslims support jihad. My ads do no such thing. These Jewish "leaders" are failing not just the Jews in Israel, but all persecuted and oppressed people. Did we not learn our lesson from World War II? Did we not have to make amends for our gross negligence while millions were slaughtered?
Mr. Bar-Tura is a weak, feckless and dangerous tool. His position on my ads is an affront to tikkun olam. I expect Hamas-CAIR to denounce our ads. Their mission by objective is to advance Islamic supremacism, Sharia, and jihad. Of course they're going to oppose champions of freedom. It specifically states in the document from the Muslim Brotherhood project that groups like Hamas-CAIR use "media, money and men" to impose Sharia.
Of course, the notorious Manya Brachear is only too happy to subjugate herself in the cause of Islam. Hey, it's what she does. But the actions of traitors like Mr. Bar-Tura are unforgivable, and he will answer to a higher authority.
It is illustrative of the low state of the world that my ads are the issue, and not the oppression, subjugation and slaughter of non-Muslims under the Sharia. Notice that they don't quote any oppressed Copts, or Nigerian Christians, or Bahais, or any of the other groups that Muslims are persecuting and oppressing, for this article.
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'Jihad' ads on CTA buses cause controversy" Chicago Tribune
Controversial ad on CTA bus (Handout / November 14, 2012)
By Manya A. Brachear and Jon Hilkevitch Tribune reporters
The controversial ads unveiled on the back of 10 CTA buses Wednesday read, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.” They conclude with the words, “Support Copts. Defeat Jihad.”
Within hours of the buses' first runs, messages appeared on Facebook and Twitter denouncing the campaign.
Many said degrading a spiritual tenet of Islam -- one that refers to a Muslim's personal quest to become a better person -- amounts to hate speech.
Reliance of the Traveller, a manual of Islamic law certified by al-Azhar University in Cairo as a reliable guide to standard Sunni Islam, says this: "Jihad means to war against non-Muslims, and is etymologically derived from the word mujahada signifying warfare to establish the religion. And it is the lesser jihad. As for the greater jihad, it is spiritual warfare against the lower self (nafs), which is why the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said as he was returning from jihad." (o9.0)
Gullible Manya Brachear lets these Islamic supremacists tell her only about the "greater jihad," without ever mentioning the bloody warfare that is "lesser jihad."
“This whole campaign insinuates Muslims are violent,” said Asaf Bar-Tura, programs director for the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, which protested the ads on social media Wednesday. “If it's within their legal powers, (CTA) should either not put it up because they incite hate and stereotypical thinking or put a label next to each sign saying `The CTA disagrees with this ad.’ ”
So far, federal judges have sided with the advertisement's sponsor, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which sued transit authorities in New York City and Washington, D.C., when they initially rejected the ads. Those judges ruled that public forums such as buses and trains can't bar advertising entitled to First Amendment protection.
Pamela Geller, executive director of the initiative, said she believes the Jewish Council has good intentions, but denies that her ad qualifies as hate speech.
"There’s nothing hateful about it," she said in an e-mail. "9/11 was hate. 3/11 in Madrid was hate. ... The Christmas underwear bomber was hate. ... Pushing back against such hate is not hate."
"Perhaps this is the strangest thing of all: their utter lack of awareness, or denial, of the barrel pointed straight between their eyes," Geller said. "It is an odd combination of naivete, brainwashing and self-loathing that I will never comprehend."
Although Geller posted on her blog "Atlas Shrugs" a letter from her lawyer threatening legal action against CTA if they didn’t place the ads, Brian Steele, a spokesman for the CTA, denied that the CTA was threatened with a lawsuit. But the precedents did deter the CTA from rejecting the ads, which are expected to run on different routes each day for the next four weeks.
“While those courts agreed that the AFDI ads violate anti-disparagement or anti-demeaning standards similar to CTA's, that violation in and of itself did not remove AFDI's First Amendment protection to place the ads,” Steele said in a statement.
“CTA understands that this ad may be offensive to our customers,” he added. “While the courts have ruled this ad is a form of protected speech under the First Amendment, we object to its divisive message.”
Meanwhile, Ahmed Rehab, the executive director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations, said the group expects to launch its own nationwide ad campaign next week. As part of the campaign called “My Jihad,” individual Muslims define what the spiritual concept means for them.
“I don't feel the urge to fight … I'd rather put out the alternative,” Rehab said. “People can decide what racism is.”
Hamas-CAIR is kicking off a taqiyya campaign of disinformation on "jihad." First sharia and now jihad. As if we don't know what it means. Their problem is that we know only too well. Here are the five ads running in Chicago on the back of buses: