Ads Calling Jihadists Uncivilized "Savages" To Appear in NYC Subways. What Could Go Wrong?

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There's a reason you see an army of law-enforcement officials armed with semi-automatic weapons in New York City's subways: Public transportation in New York City is a prime target for terrorists who want to blow us up.

So where better to place provocative ads insulting Muslim jihadists than New York City subway stops, right? Because insulting Muslim extremists has always worked out for the best -- just ask Salman Rushdie.

Regardless, next week, you can expect to start seeing ads popping up on New York City subways inferring that Muslim jihadists are not "civilized man" but "savages." You can also expect a lot of people to be pissed off about it -- because A) it suggests that all Muslims are America-hating savages hell-bent on Jihad, which they're not, and B) it seems to invite the very violence it's advocating against from a group of people whose conflict-resolution skills could use a little work.

The ads, paid for by pro-Israel groups, state that "in any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.'' Adding that people should "Support Israel. Defeat Jihad'' -- the text appearing between two Stars of David.     

Initially, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority declined to approve the ads. However, a federal judge ruled in July that not allowing the ads violated the First Amendment rights of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which is footing the bill for the ad campaign.

The MTA can't do anything to stop the ads from going up, with a spokesman telling the New York Times that "our hands are tied."

They're set to go up at 10 subway stations starting next week. What could go wrong?


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josephandalice
josephandalice

If we start banning everything that   offends Muslims you will no longer  living under the Constitution you will be living under the Quran.

josephandalice
josephandalice

Any  religion that riots and gets violent over this stuff better sit down and take another look at this religion  because something is very wrong.  How can Islam have sooooooo  many fanatics?  There is something  very very wrong with this religion.

wfufidio
wfufidio

France closes embassies over cartoon; Dutch artist murdered over drawing; Danish politician killed for opening his mouth; American soldiers shot over alleged Koran disposal error.  This ad campaign sounds worthless and probably isn't worth the hassle.  But boy, western democracies sound increasingly ready to sacrifice their liberties for peace.  Trouble is, these Jihadists look upon courtesy as a sign of weakness and prey upon it. 

SamPappySpiderman
SamPappySpiderman

I don't buy hookers on sexy advertisements. Those Levi Jeans are what I buy. Knowing what I'm looking at can keep me from buying the wrong thing. I don't buy the brutality of my guys, MTA cops, raquetball.

ComboverKing
ComboverKing

The jihadist will never accept separation of church and state.

Mr.Jackson
Mr.Jackson

For anyone who doesn't already know: The person paying for these ads is Pamela Geller. She apparently has plenty of GOP money for anti-muslim campaigns. She is an associate of Joseph Nasrallah Abdelmasih, also GOP, and Steve Klein, also GOP, and Nakoula Basselly, also GOP, and Morris Sadek, also GOP and Robert Spencer, also GOP, and Terry Jones, also GOP.

 

You may recognize those names. They are the people who financed, made, distributed, advertised and promoted, on youtube and on Egyptian television, a film clip called "Innocence of Muslims."

 

They also took steps to conceal their identities and blame the production and promotion of the film on Jews. So, if you are a Jew, or a Muslim, or a Christian, or just a decent human being, please be aware that these people used GOP money to deliberately provoke people, and possibly, paid protestors to storm our embassies, and perhaps, coordinated with terrorists who killed our ambassador.

 

They did that so that the GOP candidate, Mitt Romney could stand before all of you and blame the president because the Middle East and perhaps your subway station could be a place for people to vent their irrational rage.

 

Pamela Geller is a misanthropic lunatic with severe mental deficiencies. So if you see those ads, don't hesitate to take them down, and put something else up. Pictures of puppies. Anything else.

LisaVale
LisaVale

@kayak175 is this where you say, oofah?

ndbeale
ndbeale

Yah, after all, it would be a shame for New Yorkers to have to face the truth about the Jihadists, that they are willing to kill those that stand up for America's 1st Amendment.

guest
guest

Fucking Israel, man.  Phew.  

kayak175
kayak175

@LisaVale This is insane. Asking for trouble. Not that NYC doesn't have enuf 2 worry about. #anotherreasontonotridesubways

thaicam
thaicam

@LisaVale very disheartening to read that Voice article, on a personal level. one reason why I live here and not there, esp now.

LisaVale
LisaVale

@thaicam disturbing that hate continues to be spread on all sides. shows the freelove hippies were onto something. what's that tell us? ;p

KribBKK
KribBKK

@thaicam @LisaVale Sometimes Freedom of Speech can be a major pain in the ass.....

LisaVale
LisaVale

@thaicam that's what I'm saying. The hippies can't be the voice of reason! Or Rodney King for that matter ;)

thaicam
thaicam

@LisaVale that they changed into paranoid neocons and NIMBYs? :(

Johan_Munkestam
Johan_Munkestam

.@thaicam nonsense, you are merely a proponent of censured talk, of restricting thoughts to #NewSpeak

Johan_Munkestam
Johan_Munkestam

@KribBKK @thaicam @LisaVale the only proof that it exists is the existence of uncomfortable texts and speeches.

KribBKK
KribBKK

@daveoli My views are a bit closer to @thaicam on this but I can understand @bkkbase and your logics and stances.

daveoli
daveoli

@thaicam -- exactly --

thaicam
thaicam

@daveoli to each his own.

daveoli
daveoli

@thaicam There will ALWAYS be manipulators Eric. ALWAYS. EVERYONE needs to grow up and recognize that.

thaicam
thaicam

@daveoli rights are abused by manipulators who hide behnd interpretations of laws. that's what I'm saying. I am tired of the manipulators.

daveoli
daveoli

@KribBKK How does my or anyone's "speech" or my thoughts restrict anyone else from doing or thinking anything?

bkkbase
bkkbase

@thaicam There is no such thing as the right to not be offended. cc @daveoli @KribBKK @LisaVale

KribBKK
KribBKK

@daveoli @thaicam How are you not crossing other's rights and ensuring that they are not crossing yours?

daveoli
daveoli

@thaicam My point is...the "line" is different with everyone. Who "decides" what the line is? I will ALWAYS oppose the restriction of rights

daveoli
daveoli

@thaicam I read the article. So....it's ok to insult everyone except Muslim jihadists? I don't understand your point.

KribBKK
KribBKK

@LisaVale And I've been insulted my whole life. You can't touch me. I grew up in small town in the Midwest. cc @daveoli @thaicam

LisaVale
LisaVale

@daveoli @thaicam or better yet, insult wee @kribbkk ? ;p

thaicam
thaicam

@daveoli @KribBKK @LisaVale dave, read the article to which I referred, and don't pull out a very tangential comparison. Thx.

daveoli
daveoli

@thaicam @KribBKK @LisaVale So then we shouldn't be able to trash talk a sports team? Can't insult a politician?

KribBKK
KribBKK

@thaicam @LisaVale I'm with you on that but as far as Supreme Court doesn't agree with our stances so it's hard to stop such ridiculous ads.

thaicam
thaicam

@KribBKK @LisaVale my comment stands. Freedom to antagonize, defame, and insult is an abuse of the freedom to speak.

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