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.’
The ads are paid for by American Freedom Defense Initiative, an organization devoted to fighting “global jihad and Islamic supremacism,’ and headed by Long Island-based Atlas Shrugs blogger Pamela Geller, according to WJLA.
The billboards, with a picture of Hitler meeting with anti-Jewish Islamic leader Haj Amin al-Husseini, state: “Islamic Jew-hatred: It’s in the Quran.Two-thirds of all US aid goes to Islamic countries. Stop Racism. End all aid to Islamic countries.” in bold all-cap letters.
The billboards will stay on the buses for one month.
Geller explains that her controversial campaign is designed to circumvent U.S. media which she believes is anti-Israel.
“My intent is leapfrog over a media that is not even-handed, that is advancing the propaganda against the Jewish state,” Geller explained.
Previously Geller purchased advertising space at Metro stations to display posters stating, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad.”
After the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority initially refused to allow her to install the posters – stating that the word “savage” violated its policy against use of demeaning language in advertising — Geller took them to court which ruled in her favor, calling her posters “protected political speech.”
Speaking for the Council on American Islamic Relations, Executive Director Nihad Awad said of the Hitler billboards, “This is a propaganda campaign designed to incite hatred against American Muslims, and this campaign has been based on false information, taking things out of context from the Quran.”
Several Metro riders, after seeing the a mock-up of the billboard, described it as “racist.”
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