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Subway Ad Calling Jihad ‘Savage’ To Appear In New York City Stations (IMAGE)

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Subway Ad Calling Jihad ‘Savage’ To Appear In New York City Stations (IMAGE)

While outrage continues in the Middle East over the incendiary film, “The Innocence of Muslims,” a new pro-Israel ad denouncing Jihad as “savage” will soon make its debut in New York City’s subway system.

The ad reads, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”

The ads are expected to appear at ten subway stations as early as next week.

The New York Times reports MTA officials initially rejected the American Freedom Defense Initiative’s controverisal ad, but ultimately lost in court after a judge cited First Amendment rights.

Ron Meier of the Anti-Defamation League said in a statement, “We support the court’s conclusion that the ad is a form of protected speech under the First Amendment, yet we still strongly object to both the message and the messenger. We believe these ads are highly offensive and inflammatory. Pro-Israel doesn’t mean anti-Muslim. It is possible to support Israel without engaging in bigoted anti-Muslim and anti-Arab stereotypes.”

In August, the American Freedom Defense Initiative launched a similar ad campaign with an Islamophobic billboard at a Metro-North station, which declared, “19,250 DEADLY ISLAMIC ATTACKS SINCE 9/11/2001. IT’S NOT ISLAMOPHOBIA. IT’S ISLAMOREALISM.”

In response, local politician Paul Feiner suggested the MTA use profits from the ads to combat further discrimination.

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  1. good to see the judge made the right decision. the first amendment hasn’t fallen victim to “muslim rage” just yet.

    “We support the court’s conclusion that the ad is a form of protected speech under the First Amendment,” at least the jews understand what freedom of speech in america is.

    wow. didn’t even know he had died. that’s to bad, he was a greatamerican.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/04/us/04joseph.html?_r=0

  2. The problem is that after the past week or so more and more people will agree with the signs. A large number of Muslims need to change their behavior or more and more people are going to continue to develop negative images of Muslims.

  3. Mike:

    The ad was rejected by the MTA, not Muslims. And the person quoted for the opposition to the ad was Ron Meier of the Anti-Defamation League, also not Muslim but Jewish.

    So, your assertion that the First Amendment is under attack by “muslim rage” in this case is just baseless and it betrays your islamophobia and your unfamiliarity with the same amendment’s protection of religious freedom.

    As for your observation that “at least the Jews understand” freedom of speech in America you may have inadvertently said something true here — but it’s not supported by anything you cited.

    So, how about you pipe down for a while now?

  4. Jim Hogshire,

    “The ad was rejected by the MTA, not Muslims.” yes. where did i say muslim have the power to block the ads. but they did complain about them and brought pressure on the mta to not run the adds. i think they did the same in miami?
    “And the person quoted for the opposition to the ad was Ron Meier of the Anti-Defamation League, also not Muslim but Jewish.” yeah, that’s why i said at least the jews get american freedom of speech. i didn’t quote his opposition, i quoted his support for the court ruling. perhps you should reread my comment?

    “So, your assertion that the First Amendment is under attack by “muslim rage” in this case” in this case, you’re right. sorry i meant that as a broader statement given the current news of the world. sorry if that went over your head. my bad.
    “is just baseless” have your read the news lately? you do know the egyptians have called for us to extadite terry jones and others? do you know nothing of muslims history of anti-freespeech behavior?
    “and it betrays your islamophobia” how so? now if i was an ambassador in an islamic land i might have a bit of islamophobia. i guess the french closing their embassies, schools and cultural centers this friday in many islamic countries betrays their islamophobia. nothing to fear from muslims. again, maybe you should pick up a paper.
    “and your unfamiliarity with the same amendment’s protection of religious freedom.” what? how is that? sorry i don’t follow you at all. i whole heartedly support freedom of religion. just like freedom of speech.

    “As for your observation that “at least the Jews understand” freedom of speech in America you may have inadvertently said something true here — but it’s not supported by anything you cited.” again, what? that’s why i quoted the adl guy. not sure why you thought i thought he was muslim? also did you not see the link to the lawyer who defended the nazi’s right to march in skokie. i’m pretty sure he was a jew? i’m starting to worry about your reading comprehention skills.

    “So, how about you pipe down for a while now?” are you muslim? always trying to silence disent. that’s not very pro freedom of speech of ya. i on the other hand look forward to your comment.

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  6. Jim does this story relate to you?

    http://www.spunk.org/texts/writers/black/sp001654.html

    Or is it a different Jim Hogshire? Just asking because it is not a common name.

  7. “19,250 DEADLY ISLAMIC ATTACKS SINCE 9/11/2001. IT’S NOT ISLAMOPHOBIA. IT’S ISLAMOREALISM” ???

    So what’s about over two million people killed in Iraq? IT’s Not Americanophobia. IT’s Americanorealism.

    Killing is wrong in ALL PARTIES AND THEY SHOULD QUIT KILLING. This does not lead nowhere and just create hatred between Nations!

    We should all pray that hatred is taken out this earth, but again it is like believing that pigs fly!!

    I guess we just need to act good and pray for the twisted minds to become good

  8. Do you pray Mike?

  9. Yeah! and I guess we are just making pointless noise. Islam is spreading daily! People keep converting to this religion

  10. mike,

    “So what’s about over two million people killed in Iraq? IT’s Not Americanophobia. IT’s Americanorealism.” that is right. you should be very afraid of america. you would think that the one people who would have known that, it would have been the iraqis.

    “Killing is wrong in ALL PARTIES AND THEY SHOULD QUIT KILLING. This does not lead nowhere and just create hatred between Nations!” so you are a pacifist? guess you aren’t a muslim, or a fan of muhammad. he killed many. killing is wrong. cool. but don’t let the muslims here you say that.

    “We should all pray that hatred is taken out this earth, but again it is like believing that pigs fly!!” well maybe if we eliminate religion we could be one step closer to taking hatred out of this earth. plus i saw a pig on a plane once in central america. does that count?

    “I guess we just need to act good and pray for the twisted minds to become good” so was muhammad twisted? he stoned people to death, pretty twisted don’t you think? and it tends to kill them.

    btw, you should put some numbers after your name, you are confusing criley401.

    “People keep converting to this religion” lol. you know what p.t. barnum said?

  11. You know mike, I should have realized that you would not have written that

  12. “A Muslim Girls Quest to Find True Love While Avoiding an Arranged Marriage'” is written on a poster I spotted on a UIC campus bus stop while waiting at Harrison & Morgan. It shows a beautiful veiled woman lifting her face veil to blow a wedding ring off of her hand. I read the blog and can safely say that it is not what I expected AT ALL! She is blunt, informative, BRAVE (to say the least), and MOST importantly… honest! Faiza, that’s her name, talks about sex, arranged marriages, overpowering parents and the children that try to live up to them. I found myself thinking, “No, they’re really not savages, they’re actually not that different from you and me.” There is even a section for secret confessionals where Arab Muslim men and women write in to tell their secrets and confessionals. We can learn much from her words. I am Jewish and I saw a lot of myself in her words and I think many of her readers will too. You should check it out.

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