by: the Common Constitutionalist
Last week Guardian.com reported: “Controversial blogger and activist Pamela Geller has paid $100,000 to place advertisements on New York City buses and in subway stations that feature anti-Islamic messages and images including one of James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by ISIS in August… All the posters carry messages critical of Islam.”
Gee, it’s hard to say what side of the fence the Guardian comes down on, isn’t it.
But this is nothing new for Geller. She did the same thing in 2012 and many of the legally displayed posters were spray painted over, defaced or covered with stickers.
The 2012 posters caused quite a stir in leftist circles, as well as in the professional Islamist sympathizer community.
In 2012 the HuffPo wrote: “New York City’s resident Islamaphobe is back with yet another anti-Islamic subway ad. Pamela Geller’s latest features a photo of the World Trade Center exploding in flames next to a quote from the Koran that reads, ‘Soon we shall cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers’. When Geller last bought ad space in the New York City underground, New Yorkers didn’t react kindly. Nearly all the signs, which read, ‘In any war between civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad’, were vandalized.”
Again, I can’t really determine where the HuffPo stands after reading that middle-of-the-road report.
As for the posters – they simply seem to state the facts and the second one I quoted, appears to me to be in support of Israel’s continued struggle against Islamic jihad.
But for those Islamist sympathizers like Linda Sarsour, the truth just won’t do. Sarsour, the executive director of the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) stated recently that, “We have ignorant people walking around who are waiting to act on their hatred for Muslims. We don’t need ads across New York City to try to link Islam and ISIS.”
That’s true, but there are ignorant people everywhere beating whites, Jews, homosexuals, etc. and no, we don’t need ads to tell us about ISIS. Their name says it all – Islamic State. As I’ve stated before, they’re not calling themselves the “Christian State” or the “Hindu State” or whatever. Your religion, Ms. Sarsour, owns this one and I don’t hear your “community” up on a soapbox preaching against ISIS or Hamas or any other radical Islamist terror group, particularly Hamas.
Oh, did I forget to mention she is a Palestinian-American “activist”. That’s code for being anti-Israel, but I guess these days that’s okay. She believes Israel is inherently racist and has tweeted links to anti-Israel videos, accusing them of “ethnic cleansing” and rejecting attempts at peace between Israel and the Palestinians. In 2012 Sarsour called Zionism “racism” and said “nothing is creepier” than the belief in a Jewish homeland.
Typical though of Islamist sympathizers, when challenged she accuses challengers of being Islamaphobic, much like liberals calling anyone who challenges them racist.
She is bold – I’ll at least give her that. Sarsour wrote a blog post where she said, “Islam is a religion of feminists for feminists… Islam as a religion is built on many feminist principles around equality and economic empowerment of women.”
She must’ve written that on opposite day. Here is a verse directly from the Koran (4:34) that Joseph Klein at FrontPageMag found explaining the religion of feminists: “Men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to maintain them. Good women are obedient. They guard their unseen parts because God has guarded them. As for those from whom you fear disobedience, admonish them and send them back to beds apart and beat them. Then if they obey you, take no further action against. Surely God is high, supreme.”
That sounds exactly like the feminist rhetoric we find at NOW.
So cowards like Linda Sarsour and others remain safely in America, free to spout their nonsense, defending Islamists and trashing Israel, when truth be told, she would not last six months under her blessed Islam’s Sharia Law. Ms. Sarsour would more than likely be sold into slavery, forced to be a concubine for some jihadist, married off and subsequently beaten regularly, or ordered to strap on a bomb and go blow herself up.