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An anti-Islamic, pro-Israeli lobby group has stirred controversy in San Francisco with a series of provocative ads on 50 buses, with images of Adolf Hitler accompanied by a demand to stop all aid to Islamic countries and an appeal to “stop the hate.”
The ads are the latest effort by the pro-Israel, Houston-based American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) to whip up anti-Muslim sentiment across the US. The group is well-known for its previous Islamophobic advertising campaigns in major US cities.
The ads appeared in the wake of the recent terrorist atrocities in France, where attacks on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket killed 17 people, including two police officers.
“Islamic Jew hatred,” the ads read. “It's in the Quran.”
The ads on buses operated by Muni, San Francisco’s municipal transportation agency, feature an archive photograph of Hitler talking with a Muslim leader from Palestine in the first half of the 20th century, Haj Mohammed Effendi Amin el-Husseini, who was a prominent Palestinian Arab nationalist and critic of Zionism.
“We understand and apologize that people could be offended by these ads,” Paul Rose, a spokesman for Muni, said Tuesday. “Neither the city nor Muni endorse the content of these negative ads. However, the First Amendment protects freedom of speech, including speech that is considered offensive,” SFGate reported Rose as saying.
@sfmta_muni these ads are hateful and offensive. Please remove them. pic.twitter.com/kFv7mNJF5U
— Alex Carter (@alexblueneon) January 12, 2015
“Refusing placement would almost certainly result in a lawsuit that forces the city to run the ads under court order, and we believe taxpayer dollars should be used to improve transit and the overall transportation network – not on lawsuits,” Rose said.
Last year, the AFDI sued New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority to get similar anti-Islamic ads running.
a reply to: Shiloh7
The irony of this is that a read through the torah will show you some horrific passages of how jews are to treat the goyim with verses saying its alright to have sex with a goyim baby and that all goyim can be exploited and their businesses taken etc.
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
I should have known this was all the work of Pamela Geller & Robert Spencer!
These are the types of Jews & Christians that the Quran was talking about...
Not the regular Church & Synagogue goers...
People like these two disgusting propagandists are the kind that incite hatred that leads to violence...
Their propaganda is equivalent to that of Hitler & Al Husseini...
I'm not surprised they used those two in their propaganda...
Because I'm sure if they had the power & funding of the two they highlighted they'd attempt to genocide the Muslim Ummah in a flash!