Mar 7 2009
‘Islam’ Bus Ads draw criticism for promoting lies and insulting Jews. But Broward County doesn’t see anything wrong with it.
The $60,000 ad was paid for by the Council on American-Islamic Relations. The U.S. Department of Justice labeled CAIR an ”unindicted co-conspirator” in a Dallas case that, last November, saw five leaders of the Holy Land Foundation, a Muslim charity, convicted of providing more than $12 million in support to Hamas, a designated terrorist organization.
”We owe it to our fellow Americans to let them know that Islam stands for peace,” said Altaf Ali, director of CAIR’s South Florida chapter. “Muslims are here, and Muslims are part and parcel of the United States.” (Not for long, hopefully)
But the words have inspired opposition from a group called Americans Against Hate, led by Jewish activist Joe Kaufman. The group says the ad is misleading because it implies that Abraham, Moses and Jesus were Muslim ”That’s offensive to both Jews and Christians,” said Kaufman, of Coral Springs.
County officials have rejected Kaufman’s request that they remove the ads. Now he plans to stage a rally outside County Hall at noon Friday.”We want to send a message right to the commission that it’s not right to legitimize this organization,” he said.
CAIR and Americans Against Hate accuse each other of being affiliated with terrorists. (But only CAIR really is)
Ali, who lives in Pembroke Pines, counters that Kaufman is affiliated with the Kahanist Movement founded by Rabbi Meir Kahane, who advocated removing all Muslims from Israel. (A brilliant idea that should be extended to include America)
Kaufman writes for the Web publication Front Page Magazine, and once called for nuclear attacks on Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. Since founding Americans Against Hate as a terrorism watchdog group, he wrote that ”pure merciless force” was the only way to deal with Muslims. ”He’s a man who advocates for killing,” Ali said. (POT KETTLE BLACK)
Ali said the ad accurately describes Abraham, Moses and Jesus. ”A Muslim is anyone who submits their will to God,” he said. “By that definition, Abraham and all the prophets are Muslim because they submitted their will to God.” (HAH! You need to lay off the camel juice, sheethead)
Broward County Transit spokeswoman Phyllis Berry said the county accepted CAIR’s message because it did not violate guidelines against ads that demean religions. (Aren’t there ‘truth in advertising’ laws down in Florida anymore?)
MIAMI HERALD Hat Tip: Frankie Cee
Hey, I’ve got an an idea for a bus poster in Dearbornistan:
Looks like theres’s a war of ‘Good God, Bad God, No God’ going on in Great Britain, too
To which I would counter with:
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