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Judge: Washington D.C. transit system must allow Geller’s anti-Muslim ads

Judge: Washington D.C. transit system must allow Geller’s anti-Muslim ads

The D.C. transit system must allow a pro-Israel ad that equates Muslim radicals with savages, a federal judge ruled Friday. A spokesman for the Metro system said it would comply with the judge’s decision and that the advertisements would go up over the weekend.

“The result is absolutely correct,” said David Yerushalmi, a lawyer representing the American Freedom Defense Initiative, the organization behind the advertisements. “There simply was no way under the First Amendment jurisprudence that we have today that this ad should not have gone up when contracted.”

The one-page ruling from U.S. District Judge Mary Collyer follows a similar court order in New York that cleared the way for anti-jihad ads to go up in that city’s subway system last month. The ads read: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.”

Associated Press, 5 October 2012

See also “CAIR: Take action against anti-Muslim hate in DC Metro stations”, CAIR press release, 5 October 2012

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40 Comments »

  1. So if Muslims were to create an ad and give examples of Jewish and Christian radicalism then that should be allowed as well.. fair game..

  2. The whole thing is disgusting.

  3. That is so offensive on so many levels.

  4. That’s what happens with Freedom of Speech.

  5. Yes they should be allowed to run their ad. No matter how disgusting it is the failing of us Moslems to have responded rationally. If it is the Palestinian issue then Muslims should inform the public about the situation and let the public decide who is the savage

  6. Amad: It should be allowed, yes indeed and I’m pretty sure it would be allowed if the ads were paid for.

  7. This is how DOUBLE STANDARD take effect especially on United States, when people insulting Islam, it will be called “Freedom of Speech” but when people (regardless of their believe, include atheist) criticize Israel, they will be labelled as “Neo Nazi” , “Anti-Semite” , Hate Speech, etc.

  8. Yeah this sign is fucked, but muslims go ballistic at the drop of a hat. A crap movie, a picture of a book burning, and these assholes are strapping bombs to themselves, and attacking diplomats. All this anti American BS over such petty crap. Perhapd if muslims got real degrees rather than psycho Islamic studies this wouldnt be s problem. In places like saudia Arabia thats all they study, and then the get people from out of country to build their infrastructure. Im tolerant of Islam, but Islam isn’t tolerant of American values. If the Islamic world demands respect than they should make Islam respectable, and get out of the stone age. Wonder if this comment gets censored.

  9. I dislike how freedom of speech became freedom to act unkind. We need more moms teaching the saying “If you don’t have anything nice to say don’t say anything at all.”

  10. how are the ads anti muslim?

  11. Àdam Haney, you say you’re “tolerant of Islam” but you also call us “assholes”. No, Adam, you aren’t tolerant. Go back and reread what you posted.

  12. Time to buy some pink spray paint…

  13. The Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him) said, “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last day should speak good or remain silent.”

  14. Adam I am curious if you also view christianity as a whole bunch of priests that molest children and planned parenthood bombers. Because you seem to be judging a religion based on the extremists only.

  15. I wonder how a judge would react when zionists are equated to savages!

  16. Im agnostic. At least the preists arent encouraging violence over a fucking movie.

  17. @Adam – I’m Muslim and MY Islam is quite tolerant of MY American values. Islam is Respectable and Islam is Perfect. Humans, on the other hand, are Not. Your comment alone, proves that ignorance exists. There are thugs and fools in EVERY Religion… Unfortunately, the Idiots of our Religion are getting all the media press because that’s what the world wants you to see. Dig a little deeper than fox news… You’ll see this disgusting behavior happening all over the world… Within ALL Religions. And please don’t assume any REAL Muslims agree with the behaviors of these Thugs. Real Muslims don’t act like that. Do you identify yourself with the likes of the idiot Terry Jones? … Same situation.

  18. I don’t watch FOX news. Im left leaning. Interesting that anyone who has some criticism of Islam is assumed to be an ignorant hick. I saw the video of hundreds of thousands chanting anti American slurs in the Arab streets. Don’t act like its like five people.

  19. Adam, if you don’t want to be seen as an ignorant hick, don’t post ignorant comments. First of all, don’t cite something you saw on TV as if it’s a legitimate source. Second, learn how to use punctuation.

  20. wrong wrong wrong

  21. Muslims curse, kill and persecute non muslims and the wrong kind of muslims 24/7.

  22. Then they wonder why people don’t like them. Their scarves and hats must be too tight. Causes brain damage.

  23. Quran 5:33): The Punishment for those who oppose Allah and his messenger is: Execution or Crucifixion or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides or exile from the land. (Quran 9:5): Then when the sacred months have passed, slay the idolaters wherever ye find them, and take them (captive), and besiege them, and prepare for them each ambush. (Quran 8:12): Remember Thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): “I am with you: give firmness to the believers, I will instill terror into the hearts of the unbelievers, Smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger tips of them.” “And fight with them until there is no persecution, and religion should be only for Allah 2:193 76: 4): Lo! We have prepared for disbelievers chains, yokes and a blazing fire. 47:4): When you meet the disbelievers in the Jihad strike off their heads and, when you have laid them low, bind your captives firmly. When your Lord revealed to the angels; I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I WILL CAST TERROR INTO THE HEARTS OF THOSE WHO DISBELIEVE. THEREFORE STRIKE OFF THEIR HEADS AND STRIKE OFF EVERY FINGERTIP OF THEM. THIS IS BECAUSE THEY ACTED ADVERSELY TO ALLAH AND HIS MESSENGER; AND WHOEVER ACTS ADVERSELY TO ALLAH AND HIS MESSENGER – THEN SURELY ALLAH IS SEVERE IN REQUITING (EVIL). THIS – TASTE IT, AND (KNOW) THAT FOR THE UNBELIEVERS IS THE PUNISHMENT OF FIRE. 8:12-14

  24. Based on this argument, the first amendment should also have no issue allowing ads praising hilter’s killing of Jews (Holocaust)as we can simply label it a matter of ‘freedom of speech’ and get away with it easily but the religious bigots won’t allow that, would they? The ‘freedom of speech’is an illusion and works only in the favor of those ‘extremists’ having connections, money and power. Israel’s savage butchering of innocent muslims (women, children, men) at sabira shatela camps and west bank can only be endorsed and accepted by extremists, bigots, inhumane and conscienceless people who eventually are destined to have same ending as the aggressors themselves since God doesn’t allow mischief and injustice to continue forever.

  25. Adam- Where did you get that Koran from ? The one their mosque gave to me for free doesn’t have those passages. I’d like to get a copy like yours to read it myself. Thanks.

  26. This must upset the Democrats and Muslims who hate free speech. And who is CAIR to accuse anyone of hate speech when they’re apologists for Hamas?

  27. I think in response people should start posting signs that say the same thing with pictures of bosnian genocide by serbs, the crusades and spanish inquisition in addition to isreali massacres. at the bottom perhaps add: who the’s terrorist here? You decide.

  28. If the sign only equates Muslim Radicals with savages then the sign is correct. What other terms are valid for Muslim Radicals?

  29. GOD created man a free moral agent and anyone who tries to take away that liberty is going against the will of GOD. Some people take away others freedom to keep them in darkness and subjection ,while they are some who prefere to surender their freedom to some mythtical power and become mental slaves of somebody imagination.The powers of darkness manifest itself in many different ways.I come along seeing other people diagreeing peaceably,because i like blue i cannot force you to like blue ,i will be infringing on your rights.

  30. The quuestion is :
    Is zionist israel who colonize more civilized human than Palestinians who do Jihad for their mother land ?

  31. Adam Haney is trying to blurring the quran. He delete many words and sentences. The real translation for those verses are :
    5:33 = Indeed, the penalty for those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger and strive upon earth [to cause] corruption is none but that they be killed or crucified or that their hands and feet be cut off from opposite sides or that they be exiled from the land. That is for them a disgrace in this world; and for them in the Hereafter is a great punishment
    9:5, you must read the verse before (9:4) and after (9:6) = Excepted are those with whom you made a treaty among the polytheists and then they have not been deficient toward you in anything or supported anyone against you; so complete for them their treaty until their term [has ended]. Indeed, Allah loves the righteous [who fear Him]. And when the sacred months have passed, then kill the polytheists wherever you find them and capture them and besiege them and sit in wait for them at every place of ambush. But if they should repent, establish prayer, and give zakah, let them [go] on their way. Indeed, Allah is Forgiving and Merciful. And if any one of the polytheists seeks your protection, then grant him protection so that he may hear the words of Allah . Then deliver him to his place of safety. That is because they are a people who do not know.

  32. The Koran is constantly retranslated, censored and “fixed” esp in languages other than arabic. Sure they will hand the infidel a copy with all the kill verses removed or bleached.

    Better to say everybody is savage at some point. Both Israelis and Pals have done savage things. Would the Pals have created a dynamic nation of world class achievement if Israel had not been born?

  33. IndraEMC, annoynmous,

    you can label free speech as hate speech as well. there has been no double standard towards freedom of speech in america. canada and europe certainly have some double standards. you and annoynmous both need to read up on the skokie ruling. go ahead and take out adds praising hitler. you do know you can still by mien kampf. people paise hitler all the time in america. the government does nothing to stop them. to use one of the muslims favorite words, you are truely ignorant.
    http://www.amazon.com/Mein-Kampf-Adolf-Hitler/dp/0395925037

    W. Shelto9n, bagus,

    i don’t think the facebook people see non-facebook comment. anyways bagus, you don’t your version of 5:33 disturbing? is it not very braod for “divine law”? spreading mischief, could be what? blasphemy, apostate? suprised you didn’tmention the battle of trench to explain 9:5, or the battle of badr to explain 8:12. so do you believe in angelic intervention in the battle of badr?

  34. sam kreuz,

    did they give you muhammad asad’s translation and explianation? not the sublime koran? the university of michigan has an online version.

    http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/k/koran/koran-idx?type=DIV0&byte=282392

    [9.4] Except those of the idolaters with whom you made an agreement, then they have not failed you in anything and have not backed up any one against you, so fulfill their agreement to the end of their term; surely Allah loves those who are careful (of their duty).
    [9.5] So when the sacred months have passed away, then slay the idolaters wherever you find them, and take them captives and besiege them and lie in wait for them in every ambush, then if they repent and keep up prayer and pay the poor-rate, leave their way free to them; surely Allah is Forgiving, Merciful.
    [9.6] And if one of the idolaters seek protection from you, grant him protection till he hears the word of Allah, then make him attain his place of safety; this is because they are a people who do not know.

  35. there’s a koran on this site, and i image the site is run by muslims.

    http://www.faithinallah.org/

    bagus,

    just reread adam’s 5:33. funny the part he drpped is the most objectionable to me.

  36. Savages. Here is an example of some savages.

    http://news.yahoo.com/pakistani-girl-spoke-against-taliban-shot-wounded-095818763.html

    Now how does this story compare to the one about Bacon and hate crimes.

  37. how are the ads anti muslim?
    //Jane

    R u retarded? How are they not anti Muslim. Jihad is a Muslim belief. They are misrepresenting it and calling Muslims savage. I guess a bigot and a liar wouldn’t know.

    Adam Haney,
    Spencer nut from what I can tell.

    Anon,
    Would the Pals have created a dynamic nation of world class achievement if Israel had not been born?
    Wow anon, I guess the ends justify the means huh? Same with the Native Americans, it was NECESSARY to kill them and drive them from their homes as long as we civilized them.

    Criley,
    What other terms are valid for Muslim Radicals? “How bout extremist?”
    The Quran asks Muslims why they wouldn’t fight against a people who have slain them and driven them from their homes.
    Its not terrorism to invade other countries after 9/11 but its ok to kill ppl, drive them from their homes, and then have the audacity to call them barbaric?
    Obviously you don’t know anything about the history of Palestine. Either that or u are just a hypocrite.

  38. The Pals’ steady loss of territory should have taught them they were using the wrong tactics years ago.

  39. MBennett, you have more respect for “Muslim Radicals” than I have and apparently my point of view over Palestine is different from yours.

  40. “How are they not anti Muslim. Jihad is a Muslim belief. They are misrepresenting it and calling Muslims savage. I guess a bigot and a liar wouldn’t know”

    They aren’t calling muslims savages. The ads refer to the savages who indulge in jihad against israel. Unless violent jihad against israel is a central tenet of islam believed in by all muslims I don’t see how the ad is anti muslim.

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