San Francisco officials held a press conference today to condemn our jihad truth ads as “Islamophobic” and “racist” — what race is jihad terror again? I keep forgetting. And why is it “Islamophobic” to report on what Islamic jihadists and supremacists have actually said about jihad, so as to alert Americans to the nature of the jihad threat? Unexplained, unexamined. The San Francisco officials and the mainstream media are not engaging in any real analysis, but just in propagandistic sloganeering and grandstanding, the end result of which is to deny and minimize the reality of the jihad threat.
Do you think that conclusion is overstated? Consider this: Pete DaTech guy contacted Stephanie Ong Stillman, the Director of Communications the Office of District Attorney George Gascón, and asked her if San Francisco officials planned to condemn the ads alone, or also the jihadis’ statements on the ads. It would have been easy to throw in a line about deploring the “twisted version of Islam” enunciated by the jihadis depicted in the ads, but no such luck: Stephanie Ong Stillmen repeatedly told Pete that they were only condemning the ads, not the jihadis. Read all about it here, and Pamela Geller has more here.
Politely and courteously register your indignation at the hypocrisy and moral myopia of San Francisco officials:
Stephanie Ong Stillman, Director of Communications Office of District Attorney George Gascón
NEW YORK, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – A prominent national human rights organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), has denounced San Francisco city leaders’ condemnation of their ads telling the truth about the jihad threat that Americans face.
The AFDI ads feature actual quotes from Osama bin Laden, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a witness to the jihad of Fort Hood mass murderer Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, Hamas TV and Times Square jihad car bomber Faisal Shahzad. They depict Osama bin Laden’s actual explanation of why he took down the Twin Towers: “The first thing we are calling you to is Islam.” They note that Hasan was shouting “Allahu akbar” as he murdered 13 Americans at Fort Hood. They recount a Hamas TV music video that included the lyric, “Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah,” and report Shahzad’s words on how jihad involving “weaponry” is “an obligation and duty in Islam on every Muslim.”
“Americans need to understand the threat they’re facing,” said AFDI Executive Director Pamela Geller. “That is the point of our ads. The slaughter of Christians in Nigeria, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Malaysia, Algeria et al — that doesn’t warrant a statement, let alone a press conference from San Francisco authorities, but my ads do. Think about that. Hundreds of thousands dead, but it would be blasphemy to talk about. The slaughter in the cause of jihad is OK, but my talking about it is the problem.”
Geller continued: “It is significant that they did not condemn the cynical and deceptive Hamas-linked CAIR ads that ran on buses earlier, and to which my ads are replying. Their inconsistency and politically motivated selective outrage are manifest.”
“Hamas-CAIR,” she said, “an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest Hamas funding trial in our nation’s history, has created out of whole cloth a propaganda campaign that dissembles, deceives, and deliberately lies about the definition of jihad. Our ads reply to that campaign with the truth about the jihad threat in the words of the jihadis themselves.”
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What a brilliant way to shine a light on the truth! Here are some more of the adds: