Time for a new AFDI Qur'anic truth ad in the New York subways
Posted by Robert on December 14, 2012 7:57 AM
Countering  Hamas-linked CAIR's deceptive "My Jihad" campaign with truth about the jihadis' motivations, straight from the Qur'an. And this time, the ads are going up on the clocks. Left-fascists like Mona Eltahawy would, as Pamela Geller says, "have to get a ladder" to deface them.
Pamela Geller has more  here.
"Controversial Group Plans More Ads in Subway Stations," by Matt Flegenheimer in the  New York Times, December 13:
The group behind a recent spate of inflammatory advertisements throughout the transit system said this week that it planned to make its biggest purchase yet: the space beside each of the roughly 220 clocks hanging in New York City’s subway stations.
A planned advertisement would be next to clocks that hang above subway platforms in stations throughout the city.
The advertisements depict the twin towers, engulfed in flames, beside a quote attributed to the Koran: “Soon shall we cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers.”
The clocks are suspended from ceilings above subway platforms in stations across the city.
The group, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, has often stoked controversy with its messages, including posters placed in 10 subway stations in September, characterizing Islamist opponents of the Jewish state as “savage.” Virtually all of the ads were vandalized shortly after they were posted.
But the latest ad buy is unique. It is large enough that, compared with past campaigns, New Yorkers will be much more likely to see the displays. And because of the advertisements’ overhead placement, would-be vandals “would have to get a ladder,” said Pamela Geller, the group’s executive director.
A spokesman for the transportation authority said it was reviewing the advertisements. Rejection seems unlikely: the authority recently approved virtually identical ads from the group, with the same image and quotation, for display at Metro-North Railroad stations. Ms. Geller, whose group has also placed ads that say “Support Israel. Defeat Jihad,” said that campaign would begin next week.
Ms. Geller has long created headaches for officials at the transportation authority, which initially rejected the campaign that included the “savage” label, citing its demeaning language. The American Freedom Defense Initiative sued and in July won a federal court ruling on First Amendment grounds.
In September, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority amended its advertising policy to require so-called viewpoint advertisements to include a disclaimer that they do not imply the authority’s endorsement of their views. The authority’s new guidelines also included prohibitions on ads that the agency “reasonably foresees would imminently incite or provoke violence or other immediate breach of the peace.”
Ms. Geller said that the advertisements — intended to be displayed beside actual clocks, not the countdown clocks that predict train arrivals — cost roughly $320 each for a four-week placement — about $70,000 for all the clocks.
The clocks were her latest advertising target, Ms. Geller said, “because metaphorically it’s so powerful. The clock is ticking, from a civilizational point of view.”
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