Anti-Muslim Ad War Escalates In DC Metro

Pamela Geller has opted to continue her anti-Muslim campaign in a new extremely incensing advertisement that she has submit to the Washington Metro Transit Authority. The new ad, funded by her American Freedom Defense Initiative, depicts the World Trade Center during the September 11, 2001 , alongside a contentious verse from the Qu’ran:

Geller — featured prominently in the CAP’s report on Islamophobia in the U.S. — explained the impetus for the new ads on her blog:

Citing the quran, are we? I think that’s a grand idea. AFDI is launching a new ad campaign much like Hamas-CAIR’s. Here is the ad we have submitted to WMATA. I want to thank Hamas-CAIR. What a wonderful way to educate millions of Americans on what is that book. We hope to feature all of the verses that call for jihad.

Geller’s new ad is in direct response to an ad launched by the Council on Islamic-American Relations (CAIR). In CAIR’s banners, a young woman wearing a hijab is depicted with the words “Show forgiveness, speak for justice, ignore the ignorant.”

The proposed ad marks a new round in what is becoming an escalating messaging war between Gellar and various religious groups. While counter-ads have been posted in response to Geller’s “savages” ad in New York City as well, D.C. is the first city to earn a response by the AFDI to these groups’ rebuttal.


Article source: http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/10/17/1025071/anti-muslim-ad-war-escalates-in-dc-metro/