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Bay Area Activists Remake Hate Ads on SF Buses
by Street Cred
Sunday Mar 17th, 2013 1:55 PM
Early Sunday morning, justice activists altered the anti-Islamic ads posted by Pamela Geller's "American Freedom Defense Initiative" on San Francisco buses. In these remakes, Geller acknowledges that her struggle (jihad) is overcoming her virulent Islamophobia and racism.

Geller's original ad, top left, was modified to read: ""I'm Pamela Geller and I spread Islamophobia. I don't know why, but it's a struggle for me not to."

Pamela Geller is back in town, this time with a series of ads modeled on the ones created by the Committee on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) last month. The CAIR ads in turn were responding to Geller's previous series, which said, "Defeat Jihad, Support Israel" below a quote from Ayn Rand: "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man." CAIR launched the "my jihad" series to familiarize Americans with the true meaning of the often-misued term "jihad," which means "struggling in the way of God".

Geller's new series uses incendiary alleged quotes from various Muslims, along with their photos, to stir up anti-Islamic fervor.

When her previous series ran in San Francisco, we unwelcomed her by stamping out hate speech and remaking them to say "Defeat Racism. Support Palestinian Right of Return."

This time we are choosing to show Geller what it feels like to have your photo plastered on a bus next to something you may or may not have said. We hope she appreciates it.


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by Zachary RunningWolf
( runningwolf.zachary [at] yahoo.com ) Monday Mar 18th, 2013 9:29 AM
Good Job! How dare this country (United Snakes of Amerikkkan) dare to throw stones at any group especially the Muslims. After massacring my people (Indigenous - 99%) and putting the perpetrators on the money (Andrew Jackson - Death march the Cherokee Nation against the Supreme court decision). We even further perpetrate a unrecognized the worst genocide with the celebration of "Thanks for Killing my People" ie. Thanksgiving. We (Indigenous) know that 9-11 was a Inside Job and do a 9-11 Stop Driving (org.) campaign as we know who the real terrorist are?. Thus our famous shirt or emblem of Geronimo and Cochise "Fighting Terrorism since 1492". The final insult was the assualt on Fallujah, Iraq was called operation "Plymouth Rock" and on behalf of Indigenous peoples we say "Fuck you" to the US illegal Govt..