Jewish groups side with Muslim Pro-Jihadists against the ‘Pro-Israel Anti-Jihad’ subway ad campaign in Washington DC. That’s funny, I always thought the ‘Love Thy Enemy’ passage came out of the New Testament, not the Old Testament?
Interesting, how you never see Muslim groups coming out to support Jews. Not that you would expect it from a group whose holy books repeatedly reference the need to kill all the unbelievers, primarily Jews.
Qur’an 33:26: “Allah made the Jews leave their homes by terrorizing them so that you killed some and made many captive. And He made you inherit their lands, their homes, and their wealth. He gave you a country you had not traversed before.”
In typical self-hating Jewish tradition, some left wing national Jewish organizations have joined a coalition of religious groups to protest Pamela Geller’s (Jewish herself) ‘Civilized Man vs Savage’ ads that ask you to support Israel and defeat Islamic jihad.
JTA“The placing of offensive, anti-Muslim ads in the D.C. Metro system is an important opportunity to affirm our commitment both to free speech and to a society that deplores hate and hate speech,” said Rabbi Batya Steinlauf, the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington’s director of social justice and interfaith initiatives, and president of the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington. “We are all part of one community,” she said. (We are?)
The ad, currently running in four train stations throughout the Washington area, reads, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.” It was sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative.
Major Jewish organizations participating include Rabbis for Human Rights-North America, the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and the Union for Reform Judaism.
Monday’s news conference was organized by the 28-member Shoulder-to-Shoulder: Standing with American Muslims, Upholding American Values and United Methodist Women. The coalition of Christian, Jewish and Muslim groups released a letter signed by 168 religious clergy members.
The letter states that the “ads espouse inaccurate and inflammatory stereotypes about American Muslims. These ads equate generalized ‘savages’ with ‘jihad,’ dangerously painting all Muslims as savages and suggesting that these generalized ‘savages’ must be defeated.”
The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority had sought to delay posting the four ads, calling for a one-month cooling-off period following the worldwide violence that followed the showing of the film “Innocence of Muslims.” However, a U.S. District Court Judge in Washington cited the First Amendment’s right to free speech in denying Metro’s request.