Opposing September 11th and its motive is anti-Islam? Apparently the Huffington Post thinks so. Check out their latest hit piece (void of facts, reportage or objectivity). They even have a slide show of our previous pro-freedom ads -- but they missed this one on our Ground Zero mosque fight (a personal favorite of mine and one we had to fight the MTA in federal court to get up and running).
Oh, and these are running on Metro kiosks, not in the subway, but facts are not important at the Puff Ho. It's agenda and propaganda that count, not accuracy.
Anti-Islam Subway Ads By Pamela Geller Feature Exploding World Trade Center, Quote From The Quran (PHOTO)
New York City's resident Islamophobe is back with yet another anti-Islam subway ad. Pamela Geller's latest features a photo of the Twin Towers in flames next to a quote from the Quran that reads, “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers.”
When Geller last bought ad space in the NYC underground, New Yorkers didn't react too kindly. Nearly all of the signs-- which read "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad"-- were vandalized.
As a result, The Observer reports Geller doubled her ad buy this time, and that "the new ads will be plastered across at least 50 different locations."
"I refuse to abridge my free speech so as to appease savages," she said.
For the first time however, Geller's vitriol will come with a MTA disclaimer:
"A cost of opening our ad space to a variety of viewpoints on matters of public concern is that we cannot readily close that space to certain advertisements on account of their expression of divisive or even venomous messages,” the MTA stated at the time of the 'savages' ad. “The answer to distasteful and uncivil speech is more, and more civilized, speech.”
The MTA had previously rejected Geller's 'savages' ad, saying that signs, according to the Associated Press, "should not demean individuals or groups based on race, religion or other protected categories."
Geller sued over the rejection and a judge ruled that the MTA standards violated the First Amendment.
Geller's ads are paid for by American Freedom Defense Initiative, the umbrella organization for the Stop Islamization of America, which has been designated by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group.
(You may also remember Geller from her role in the "Ground Zero Mosque" non-controversy.)