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Lipstick on a pig? It's still jihad
Posted By Pamela Geller On 12/16/2012 @ 3:56 pm In Commentary,Opinion | No Comments
The Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, is running another new propaganda ad campaign. This time it’s a deceptive #MyJihad bus ad designed to distract from and obscure the true meaning of jihad.
Freedom fighters have successfully educated the American people about the most brutal and extreme system of governance, the Shariah: Americans know how inhuman it is, and Muslim Brotherhood operatives are still reeling from that stunning defeat. So now they hope to whitewash jihad? That’s oceans of blood they would have to conceal. Oceans of blood.
Americans need to understand Islamic jihad so that we can counter it effectively. For jihad still threatens this nation. Just last week, a devout Muslim jihadist, Amanullah Zazi, was sentenced for his role in a jihad plot. He was involved in a “spectacular” bomb plot to blow up the New York City subway system on the anniversary of 9/11 to murder tens of thousands of Americans. The jihadist cell crossed the country, from New York to Denver. Prosecutors called it the most serious terrorism threat since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. This jihadist should have gotten 30 years; instead, he got – three. The judge in this case is a buffoon, and he will have blood on his hands. He will have much to answer for. A devout and revered imam, pursuing his jihad, was also arrested in the plot: interfaith dialogue by day, jihad by night.
Also last week, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute, Abu Bakr Shekau, the leader of the Nigerian group known as People Committed to the Propagation of the Prophet’s Teachings and Jihad, more famously known as Boko Haram, “threatened U.S. President Barack Obama with a surprise, expressed solidarity with global jihad groups, and told Nigerian police to either repent or be killed.”
In Pakistan, Islamic jihadists threatened to bomb a church school unless it came across with a payment of $51,000. And in Germany, prosecutors revealed that Islamic jihadists were behind a bomb that was left in a Bonn railway station. Say what? I thought it was the Quakers. And to my utter shock, it was Islamists.
Honest moderate Muslims need to stand up against this and work for Islamic reform rather than blame my ads for pointing out the truth.
To continue to tell the truth, we have purchased all the clocks, more than 220 of them, in all New York subway stations for our new jihad awareness Quran ad. It depicts the burning towers and a Quran quote that illuminates the motivation of those who attacked them: “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers” (3:151).
We bought clocks system wide – the MTA’s term is “clock domination.” This is our biggest ad buy ever, made possible by overwhelming support from the American people, in response to our prior ads.
I love this buy for so many reasons. First, because metaphorically it’s so powerful. The clock is ticking, from a civilizational point of view. Bombs, at least in movies, tick and are set off by clocks. The urgency of our message is mirrored in the placement. Also, these are much harder to deface. Islamic supremacist thugs and goons destroyed our other ads within an hour. As the clocks hang from the ceiling, they won’t be able to get to these. And if the destroyers destroy the clock, it’s a much bigger expense, and the criminal penalties are much stiffer.
The Islamic supremacists of CAIR say their MyJihad campaign is designed to respond to our Quran ad, and fight “bigotry” and “Islamophobia,” but, in fact, the real bigotry and hatred is coming from devout Muslim jihad terrorists around the world every day: more than 20,000 jihad attacks since 9/11, each one with the imprimatur of a Muslim cleric. The FBI’s latest statistics give the lie yet again to the victimhood-mongering of Hamas-CAIR, which, by claiming that there has been a wave of “Islamophobia,” hopes to intimidate Americans into thinking there’s something wrong with resisting jihad terror.
Robert Spencer notes that CAIR is “an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case – so named by the Justice Department. CAIR operatives have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hizballah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements. Its California chapter distributed posters telling Muslims not to talk to the FBI.”
My organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, has created a spectacular new ad campaign to fight the disinformation and propaganda of Islamic supremacists and Muslim Brotherhood groups in America. These new ads will counter the new deceptive MyJihad campaign by Hamas-tied CAIR, which was named an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror-funding case.
Our new ads depict actual jihadists carrying out their own jihads and is a truth antidote to CAIR’s deceptions. This new campaign focuses on how jihadists use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism. It uses actual quotes by jihadis and Islamic supremacists including Osama bin Laden and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, as well as statements from Hamas TV and one of the victims of the Fort Hood jihad massacre.
This usage of jihad is much more influential and widespread among Muslims worldwide than the benign and whitewashed understanding of it being pushed by Hamas-tied CAIR, and the fact that some Muslims don’t think of jihad as involving violence does not cancel out the fact that many do. It is reprehensible to put a happy face on mass murder, ethnic cleansing, honor violence and religious persecution. Our AFDI campaign shines the light of truth to break through the fog of CAIR’s deceptions. The American people deserve nothing less.
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