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Washington DC: Geller is back with another anti-Muslim Metro ad


Washington DC: Geller is back with another anti-Islam Metro ad

In 2012, anti-Islam blogger Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative funded ads throughout the Metro system with a quote from the Quran next to a photo of the burning Twin Towers. Ads that cost Metro $35,000 over a failed effort to block them.

Now she’s back with another awful ad, this one claiming that “Islamic jew-hatred” is “in the Quran” as a response to an ad about “Israel’s occupation” from the American Muslims for Palestine. From Geller’s blog:

The DC Metro transit authority made multiple demands for the substantiation of every claim in our ads before they would accept the ad, and I, of course, happily provided that substantiation. The libelous American Muslims for Palestine antisemitic ad (below) did not have to provide substantiation. The MTA had no problem with their antisemitism. And you cannot provide evidence of a smear and a bigoted lie. But it is proof of the AMP’s hate.

Our ads are in response to the vicious Jew-hating ads that American Muslims for Palestine unleashed on Washington, DC Metro buses last month. And might I add, had we not sued and won in NYC and DC for violating our First Amendment rights when they tried to refuse our previous ads, our ads might never have gone up.

Because of the 2012 court ruling stating that Geller’s ads are protected speech, a Metro spokesperson said they declined to challenge them this time around. But they do sport the disclaimer: “This is a paid advertisement sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative. Advertising space is a designated public forum and does not imply WMATA’s endorsement of any views expressed.”

For the uninitiated, here’s a description of Geller from the Southern Poverty Law Center, which labeled her Stop Islamization of America foundation a hate group:

Pamela Geller is the anti-Muslim movement’s most visible and flamboyant figurehead. She’s relentlessly shrill and coarse in her broad-brush denunciations of Islam and makes preposterous claims, such as that President Obama is the “love child” of Malcolm X. She makes no pretense of being learned in Islamic studies, leaving the argumentative heavy lifting to her Stop Islamization of America partner Robert Spencer. Geller has mingled comfortably with European racists and fascists, spoken favorably of South African racists, defended Serbian war criminal Radovan Karadzic and denied the existence of Serbian concentration camps. She has taken a strong pro-Israel stance to the point of being sharply critical of Jewish liberals., 14 May 2014

See also “This deeply offensive ad is plastered on public buses in Washington, DC”,PolicyMic, 14 May 2014

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  • Tarig Musa

    Regardless of her policies, any woman who can get to the top of a nearly exclusive male dominated profession, in one of the most male dominated countries in the world, is a great example for women to aspire to.

    O men! Behold, We have created you all out of a male and a female, and have made you into nations and tribes, so that you might come to know one another. Verily, the noblest of you in the sight of God is the one who is most deeply conscious of Him. Behold, God is all-knowing, all-aware.

    regardless of whether or not you agree with her, we are taught to learn from the example of others, and her example is a woman can get to the top, and be a leader, despite any obstacles in her path, and without having to strip naked to do it! women like her and margret thatcher, who for the record I despise her policies, show an image to young women that you can achieve what you want and remain loyal to your convictions without having to lie on your back to get there!

  • 1DrM

    Another idiot who doesn’t care for the facts. Go look some REAL statistics, ignorant troll. The majority of terrorists are white males from North America and Western Europe, several centuries and counting!

    Feel free to pick up a history book, christofascist.

  • Rizwan

    A terrorist group that planned to kidnap Tunisian Jews has been arrested and put on trial.

    The fundamentalist group, led by a senior police officer, plotted to snatch community members while on their usual seaside walk after Friday-night synagogue service.

    The Salafi jihadist police officer, who has not been named, used a loan to purchase firearms, vehicles and recruit young Tunisians to help with the attack. A high ransom was planned.

    Ironically, the officer had been heavily involved in a national security programme to protect Jews in south Tunisia.

    Arab media outlets reported that the would-be attackers were aiming to scare the remaining 1,500 remaining Jews in the southwest Zarzis resort into leaving the country.

    The system worked. But did anyone notice that it did? If Muslims were anti-Semitic the plot would have been abetted, not foiled, by the government. (How can Tunisian Arabs be anti-Semitic when they are Semitic themselves?)

  • Tarig Musa

    there are people who idolise hitler in every country in the world, that’s just the fact that humans can be sick people! However, Pakistan elected one of the greatest female role models in modern history in Benazir Bhutto, and are currently prosecuting the leader most likely responsible for her murder. India has just elected the leader of a party that is likely responsible for the murder of Ghandi, were not held responsible for the massacres of Muslims a decade ago, and openly praise Hitler, name the Pakistani leader elected that openly supports hitler!

  • Takashi

    Even if you accept free speech card, the issue here is the free speech isn’t universal in the US. You certainly US whiners who moan at anything critical on US.

  • mindy1

    😀 awesome

  • mindy1

    Love stories like that :’)

  • JD

    This is what CAIR should highlight rather then pass out qurans. You cant pass out a book that people read without context as a way fight hate


    Johanna Neumann, Holocaust Survivor, Tells Story Of Being Saved By A Muslim Family In Albania

    Johanna Neumann was nine years old when her family escaped from Nazi Germany to seek
    refuge in Albania. They spent six years there and survived the war
    thanks to a number of Muslim families who sheltered them along the way.

    is one of many stories that demonstrate Albania’s often forgotten
    efforts to shelter Jews during the Holocaust and which inspired the new
    documentary, Besa: The Promise.

    Neumann, who was raised Jewish, the predominantly Muslim Albania was a
    culture shock. She describes the experience in the documentary:

    heard the muezzin call the faithful to prayer, five times a day, and
    that sound is so familiar to me that when in this day and age I hear the
    same it’s very heartening to hear it again. When we went to the mosque,
    it was interesting how they do things similar to the way Jews do it in

    may have been young at the time, but the impact these Muslim families
    played on her life was not lost on her. One family — the Pilkus — made
    a particularly strong impression. In an interview with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Neumann said:

    mother met Mrs. Pilku and it’s the family Pilku who rescued us, saved
    us, hid us in their home during the German occupation. Mrs. Pilku was a
    German, and this is actually how she met my mother because I guess
    somehow or somewhere she heard her speak German and so she introduced
    herself. And we became very close friends with the Pilku family. Mr.
    Pilku, he was a Muslim. I do not know whether she did or did not become
    Muslim—that’s irrelevant. She was German. She certainly was a
    sympathizer with the regime in Germany. Her father apparently had been
    one of the early supporters of Nazi Germany. And she had a rather large
    picture of Hitler, framed in her living room.

    Mrs. Pilku’s apparent allegiance to Germany, Neumann said, the Pilkus
    sheltered her family and repeatedly lied to the German soldiers about
    who they were. “These are my mother’s cousins from Germany,” the Pilkus
    would say, “and they are visiting with us.”

    complicatedness of human behavior I think is something that we see
    probably every day in our lives. I think people have many complications.
    They have many orientations. And I think this just in some people comes
    out in different fashions, and in different degrees. But I think we all
    have conflicts within ourselves. And at a time like this in such an
    upheaval in the world, I mean that’s really what it was, a total
    upheaval, this is not a normal life at that point at all.

    1998, Neumann, who also serves as the Associate for Planned Giving and
    Endowments at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, honored the Pilkus’
    names on the wall in the Garden of the Righteous at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust memorial in Jerusalem.

  • Mohamed Al Saadoon

    While the Muslim League of India was one of the main supporters of Britain in WWII, the Indian Army of 2.5 million in 1945 was not solely consisting of Muslim Indians.

  • George Carty

    They probably view the Palestinian Christians as unfortunate but unavoidable collateral damage in the (in their view necessary) war on Islam.

  • LiesYouTell

    The story about the fishermen breaking the Sabbath is in the 7th chapter of the Qur’an.

    And ask them about the town that was by the sea – when they transgressed in [the matter of] the sabbath – when their fish came to them openly on their sabbath day, and the day they had no sabbath they did not come to them. Thus did We give them trial because they were defiantly disobedient. And when a community among them said, “Why do you advise [or warn] a people whom Allah is [about] to destroy or to punish with a severe punishment?” they [the advisors] said, “To be absolved before your Lord and perhaps they may fear Him.” And when they forgot that by which they had been reminded, We saved those who had forbidden evil and seized those who wronged, with a wretched punishment, because they were defiantly disobeying. So when they were insolent about that which they had been forbidden, We said to them, “Be apes, despised.” (Surah Al-A’raf:163-166)

  • Wabzi Shill

    That’s why I’m glad I live in England; such libellous hatred is not allowed in this country. There is no such thing as a “leader of the Muslim world”.

  • Yausari

    How many times do we really need to discuss it? Don’t play dumb. We know you’re just going shut up about it after we explain it to you. And then you do this over and over again. You keep telling us we’re anti-Semitic, we keep telling you, we’re not. We’re not playing this game! Do you seriously believe we’re lying, waiting patiently for whatever your BS fantasy? Get a clue.

  • Tarig Musa

    Millions! The Muslim league of India was the largest volunteer force in world war 2, an estimated 2 million strong force. But they will bring up a few hundred farmers in the balkans that fought with the nazis for a total of 5 months before defecting when they realised what they were fighting for as proof all Muslims were nazis!

  • Reynardine

    I believe you are thinking of highly commercial, noisy atheists. Quite a few simply have quietly given up on the idea that anything intelligent deliberately made something as dumb and noisy as human beings, and therefore find all religions improbable. I am not one of them. Intellectually, the only position I can honestly take is that of agnostic. Many other positions, including atheism, may be taken as a matter of faith. They can’t be proven or disproven.

  • Nur

    For the most part, I think that the Atheists pretend to hate Islam more to sell their books.
    People like Ayaan Hirsi Magan are not Atheists, but they pretend to be Atheists so that they don’t get entrapped to answering questions about the violence in other religions.

  • Reynardine

    Well, then you know it’s dangerous. I’ve seen complaints about aggressive atheists, but they’re usually just survivors of overdoses with these people.

  • LLeone


    1. A person , Jewish or non-Jewish, who, by some action, supports the State of Israel.

    2. A substitue word for ‘jew’ used by anti-semites who, for whatever reason, wish to hide their racist intent.

    3.) A dog whistle used by Leftists to summon the hatred of others to incite violence towards Jews.

  • 1DrM

    Actually this functional illiterate doesn’t even have an “interpretation,” it’s just disingenuous copy and paste from the internet. Most Islamophobes have never read the Qur’an, they engage in political arguments and usually get their asses kicked by the informed. Also keep this hypocritical sub-human’s comment history in mind :

  • moraka

    Which at best, is your unqualified interpretation of Quranic verses, that you claim all Muslims follow, despite no Muslim follow your interpretation. How about you bring actual scholars interpretation.

  • Nur

    I live in a place where Colonialism (state sanctioned dominionism) has taken its toll on society, and Christianity used like a deadly weapon.

  • Reynardine

    Ah, to know these Dominionists is to love them! You are really missing something! Where *do* you live, anyway?

  • Nur

    Where I am from, there are no such thing as ‘Christian Zionists’…and no matter what religion they call themselves, they are more akin to Nazis than any other known group of people because of the Zionist intention and purpose.
    Zionism is not a person, or religion. Zionism is an ideology. Your media conflates Zionism with Jews and Israelis to insulate them from criticism.
    Zionist, just as were the Nazis were also ‘dominionists’, and historical reconstructionists.

  • Reynardine

    The burden of proof for sedition or incitement to riot under U.S. law is very high in civilian situations. We may thank the First Amendment for that. Personally, though, without that amendment, I would probably be occupying the penthouse on Alcatraz Island.

  • Reynardine

    Nur, Christian Zionists are otherwise known as Dominionists, Christian Reconstructionists, and New Apostolic Reconstructionists. If they get their way, they’ll prove as ugly as Boko Haram or the most fanatic of the Taliban. I advise interested parties to look them up.

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