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#MyJihad: San Francisco Tells Hate Group Leaders Pamela Geller & Robert Spencer To Hit The Road

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We covered the #MyJihad ad campaign back in December, a campaign that seeks to reclaim the term Jihad from Muslim and anti-Muslim extremists alike. The response from Islamophobes has been nothing short of shrill, quixotically they want nothing more than to highlight and advance the “Jihad of Bin Laden as the correct Jihad.”:

These advertisements challenge the prevailing idea about Jihad being foremost about “Holy War,” a view which is most enthusiastically propagated by the hate group AFDI/SIOA and their founders Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer (whose Ad campaigns this past year have sent an opposite message of hate and racism.)

In response to the bus ads Islamophobes are going berserk, which is understandable as they have pegged their careers and lives on demonizing Islam and Muslims. The question I would ask is: If Muslims are telling you that they don’t believe in the “Jihad” of Bin Laden why tell them they have their religion wrong? What interest does it serve Geller and Spencer to propagate the Jihad of Bin Laden as the correct Jihad? That seems to be the height of absurd Islamophobia.

Recently, Geller and Spencer have put up response ads to the #MyJihad campaign, however not only have they been shown to be the kooks that they are but the money they spent on the ads are being used to fund Human Rights research on discrimination against Muslims!

Controversial ad campaign appears on San Francisco buses

by Claudine Zap

Bus ads many believe are anti-Muslim have roared into San Francisco. The campaign, sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), includes one running on 10 of the city’s Muni buses with an image of Osama bin Laden, the burning twin towers and the tagline, “That’s his jihad. What’s yours?”

The ads supposedly quote from extremists. One attributes a statement from the militant group Hamas, which reads: “Killing Jews is worship that brings us closer to Allah.”

AFDI had beat back an attempt by New York City’s transit authority to block a similar campaign in that city’s subway system. Comparable ads have run in Chicago and Washington, D.C.

San Francisco officials have condemned the campaign, but they have allowed them to run. The $5,000 the group paid to Muni will go to the Human Rights Commission to study discrimination against the Islamic community, according to the city.

“These offensive ads serve no purpose than to denigrate our city’s Arab and Muslim communities,” District Attorney George Gascon told local ABC News on Monday. The city has also created a campaign of its own to counter the ads.

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  • Tanveer Khan

    But why an obese computer? Cmon Emir SS, i know this is supposed to be a punishment but cut me some slack. Do my services to the empire not mean anything.

    …..oh crap.

  • Tanveer Khan

    As far as i know Emir SS and i are not related. Unless there’s a massive coincidence and he’s a cousin or uncle that has forgotten me.

  • Tanveer Khan

    *dwibbling* :O xD Omg, i am gonna have to ask my mum to try and do that.

  • Reynardine

    Given the PaTrolls lurking, I don’t recommend anyone posting any kind of address, so you’ll just have to copy ‘em when you see ‘em.

    You related to Tanveer?

  • http://twitter.com/CriticalDragon1 CriticalDragon1177

    I wonder how many of the people following Spencer have noticed that. Probably too few unfortunately.

  • Solid Snake

    Just be thankful Im letting you use a computer in there.

  • Solid Snake

    Please send me your recipe book :) I always see you posting recipes for delicious and healthy sounding food!

  • Reynardine

    They feel they are legally compelled, though I think this could be tested under Beauharnais v. Illinois.

  • Reynardine

    Tolerably good “fries:”

    Take long Idaho potatoes, cut lengthwise into eighths, brush with olive oil, then sprinkle with adobo or lemon pepper.

    Place on cookie sheet

    Stick under preheated broiler and broil till outside is brown and crisp

    No saturated fat, no lard, no cholesterol, and less grease altogether. Especially good for cardiovascular health and being too short for one’s weight.

  • golden izanagi

    yay and that means halal french fries.

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  • Tanveer Khan

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  • Tanveer Khan

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  • Talking_fish_head

    they’re served with stealth halal turkeys

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Tighe-McCandless/100000513101987 Tighe McCandless

    “The $5,000 the group paid to Muni will go to the Human Rights Commission
    to study discrimination against the Islamic community, according to the
    city.”

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  • Tanveer Khan

    Stealth halal potatoes. Urgh, im vomiting. They sound worse than the food in this damn submarine prison.

  • Talking_fish_head

    Ofcourse, the EEEVIL MOOOSLIMs are trying to replace our foods with stealth halal potatoes!!!

  • mindy1

    Amazing, I can’t believe that Sanfrancisco would even allow it-they are usually anti hate groups

  • Tanveer Khan

    Department of Agricultural Jihad? Amazing! I never knew that before.

  • Jai_S

    “These advertisements challenge the prevailing idea about Jihad being foremost about “Holy War,” a view which is most enthusiastically propagated by the hate group AFDI/SIOA and their founders Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer (whose Ad campaigns this past year have sent an opposite message of hate and racism.)

    In response to the bus ads Islamophobes are going berserk, which is understandable as they have pegged their careers and lives on demonizing Islam and Muslims. The question I would ask is: If Muslims are telling you that they don’t believe in the “Jihad” of Bin Laden why tell them they have their religion wrong? What interest does it serve Geller and Spencer to propagate the Jihad of Bin Laden as the correct Jihad? That seems to be the height of absurd Islamophobia.”

    Indeed. Especially considering the following fact: “Catholic deacon” Robert Spencer himself has publicly contradicted his own ad campaign. In fact, Spencer claims to have done this “on hundreds of radio shows”:

    Quote:

    Robert Spencer: “This page [explaining Spencer’s decision for choosing the name “Jihad Watch”] has been linked to the front page of the Jihad Watch
    website since October 2003, and all that time it has said this: “Jihad
    (Arabic for ‘struggle’) is a central duty of every Muslim. Muslim theologians have spoken of many things as jihads: [for example] the struggle within the soul…..I discuss the various meanings of jihad, including that of spiritual struggle, in my 2003 book Onward Muslim Soldiers and many times elsewhere. On hundreds of radio shows over the years I have explained, as part of my basic explanation of the word, that “jihad” in Arabic has as many connotations and shades of meaning as “struggle” does in English — as I explained in this 2008 interview: “The word means
    ‘struggle’, and has as many connotations as the English word ‘struggle’ does. The Islamic Republic of Iran has a Department of Agricultural Jihad, which has to do with the struggle to increase crop yields.”

    Primary link via the following article: http://theamericanmuslim.org/tam.php/features/articles/afdi-sioa-roll-out-another-anti-muslim-ad/0019401

    So, Spencer & Geller’s propaganda about Jihad being foremost about “Holy War” has already been discredited hundreds of times by Spencer himself.

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