Pam Geller’s latest batch of bus ads in response to more “divestment” ads against Israel is generating an awful lot of anger:
I would like my D6 bus without a side of Hitler, please.
The picture of Hitler plastered on the side of D.C. buses arrived this week and, as expected, the outrage over them continues to pour in.
The Times of Israel
Jonathan Carey, founder and executive director of BlueStar, a San Francisco-based Israel advocacy and public relations organization, believes Geller’s ads will only end up offending and alienating people.
“I don’t think anyone following the news would be surprised about radical Islam, but this is not something for a poster in the public realm,” he told The Times of Israel.
The Raw Story
An organization run by an anti-Mulsim blogger has purchased billboards on the sides of twenty Washington DC Metro buses featuring Adolph Hitler and calling for an end to ‘all aid to Islamic countries.’
An anti-Islamic organization that plans to use Adolf Hitler as the face of an anti-Islamic ad campaign on Washington DC metro buses has stirred up controversy.
and the Huffington Post
The Council on American-Islamic relations has spoken out against Geller’s pictures, calling it a propaganda campaign “designed to incite hatred against American Muslims”.
In defence of the Washington Post they at least had a 2nd article with a fair summary of why the ads went up.
It began when the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) launched bus ads during the April Cherry Blossom Festival condemning U.S. aid to Israel because of that country’s continuing occupation of Palestinian territories.
Then on Monday (May 19), Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative countered by deploying 15-foot-long ads on 20 buses in the Washington, D.C., system that equate opposition to Israel’s policies with Nazism. One ad shows the grand mufti of Jerusalem meeting Hitler during World War II.
The controversial advertisement, which will be displayed in about 20 metro buses, shows Hitler meeting with anti-Jewish Islamic leader Haj Amin al-Husseini during World War II.
Read those articles, you’ll see they say a lot about Pam’s ads, how they’re “inflammatory”, unhelpful, some call them racist (is Islam a race?) but there is one term that they haven’t used to describe these ads.
It is interesting how the media never look into what is said in the ad – that Islamic Jew-hatred is in the Quran or that two-thirds of all U.S. aid goes to Islamic countries. No. They just obsess over my unmitigated gall to repeat it. It’s my saying it that’s the problem. The truth is the problem.
And don’t forget these ads were reactive. They were placed to answer ads run against Israel. If those ads had not run, these ads would not either.
The left will never forgive Pam for saying this truth aloud, particularly in a way that gets people asking questions, because CAIR’s facade can’t stand up to the truth.
What would we do without her and Robert Spencer?