In case you missed it, the Council on Islamic-American Relations has been running ads attempting to paint “jihad” as being a positive thing. Some are fighting back by exposing the reality, and this has made some in San Fran unhappy as the campaign uses actual Islamist quotes
(CBS SF) A controversy has been re-ignited this week as ten new ads go up on San Francisco Muni buses containing quotes used by terrorists.
“Killing Jews is worship that draws us closer to Allah,” reads one of the ads, which has people debating the line between free speech and hate speech.
“The purpose of our campaign is to show the reality of Jihad, the root causes of terrorism. Using the exact quotes and text that they use,” said Pamela Geller of the American Freedom Defense Institute.
Obviously, leaders in San Fran are being extremely tolerant about AFDI’s freedom of speech
Several San Francisco city leaders, including District Attorney George Gascon, have condemned the campaign.
“San Francisco won’t tolerate Islamophobic bigotry,” said Gascon. “The only thing necessary for evil to prevail is for good people to look the other way and do nothing.”
Islamophobic bigotry designed to shut down debate? Check. Liberals really do not like the notion of using Islamist words against Islamist, much like they detest using liberal words against liberals. As the first comment on the story goes “It’s ironic that it’s being labeled “hate speech,” since they are all quotes from “Islamic Scholars””. The second part is amusing, because looking away from what the Islamists really want to accomplish and what their words mean is exactly what Gascon is proposing. In fact, one SF dhimmi plans to introduce a resolution to denounce the ads. Not the words of the Islamists, mind you, but exposing what jihad has meant.
“When someone attacks our religion it’s like they are attacking us,” said Oakland Imam Salah el Seeiadi in response to the new ads.
Because Islamists do not particularly like having their own words spit back at them.
Meanwhile, Muni, which runs the buses, plans to run their own ad campaign that will promote “peace and tolerance”. Islamists are sure to thank them.