New York Daily News shock horror: AFDI ads “link Islam to terrorism”!


Pamela Geller asks the obvious questions:

Which group tied Islam to terrorism? AFDI or Al Qaeda? AFDI or Hamas? AFDI or the Taliban? AFDI or Hezb’allah? AFDI or the Abdullah Azzam Shaheed Brigade? AFDI or the Abu Nidal Organization? AFDI or Abu Sayyaf or Al-Aqsa Foundation or Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades or Al-Badr or al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya or al-Haramain Foundation or Al-Itihaad al-Islamiya or al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula or Al-Shabaab or Takfir wal-Hijra or Al-Umar-Mujahideen or Ansar al-Islam or Jamaat Ansar al-Sunna or Armed Islamic Group of Algeria or Army of Islam or Osbat al-Ansar or Egyptian Islamic Jihad or Great Eastern Islamic Raiders’ Front or Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades or Haqqani or Harkat-al-Jihad al-Islami in Bangladesh or Harkat-ul-Mujahideen or Hezb-e-Islami Gulbuddin or Hezbollah or Hizb ut-Tahrir or Hizbul Mujahideen or Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development or Islamic Jihad – Jamaat Mujahideen or Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan or Jaish-e-Mohammed or Jamaat Ul-Furquan or Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh or Jamiat al-Islah al-Idz or Khuddam ul-Islam or Lashkar-e-Taiba or People’s Mujahedin of Iran or Muslim Brotherhood or Palestine Liberation Front or Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine or Society of the Revival of Islamic Heritage or Students Islamic Movement of India or Supreme Military Majlis ul-Shura of the United Mujahideen Forces of Caucasus (all designated Islamic terrorist groups by national governments, former governments and inter-governmental organizations)?

Also, the Qur’an really does contain the quote that we put in the ad. Islamic jihadists really point to passages like that one to justify violence and terror. So who is linking Islam to terrorism?

“Group’s ads link Islam to terrorism,” by Pete Donohue for the New York Daily News, January 8 (thanks to Pamela Geller):

Hundreds of potentially inflammatory advertisements linking Islam to terrorism have gone up in the subway “” the biggest series of its kind to date.

The ads depict an image of the Twin Towers in flames with a quote, attributed to the Koran, “Soon shall we cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers.”

The pro-Israel American Freedom Defense Initiative paid $77,000 for the message to be placed on 240 clocks throughout the subway system.

The MTA last year rejected a similarly provocative advertisement from the group, citing an authority guideline against content demeaning to any particular religious or cultural group.

The ads read, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad.”

But the MTA backed down after a federal court ruled the guidelines violated the Constitution’s guarantee of free speech.

That ad campaign featured billboards in just 10 stations. Many of them were vandalized, authorities previously said. The Defense Initiative’s tactics have been criticized by Islamic and nondenominational organizations, including the Interfaith Center of New York.

“They may be legal but they’re not moral,” said the Rev. Chloe Breyer of the Interfaith Center. “Demonizing the religions of others does not show New Yorkers at our best.”

It’s immoral to call attention to the jihad doctrine and call on people to resist it. Such is the moral inversion that blankets everything these days.

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  1. says

    “Group’s ads link Islam to terrorism,”

    Yes. Were it not for such an ad, there would be no association between Islam and terrorism.

    Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220: Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah’s Apostle said, “I have been sent with the shortest expressions bearing the widest meanings, and I have been made victorious with terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the world were brought to me and put in my hand.” Abu Huraira added: Allah’s Apostle has left the world and now you, people, are bringing out those treasures (i.e. the Prophet did not benefit by them). [Also see Sahih Muslim, Book 004, Number 1062, 1063, 1066, 1067; Sahih Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 87, Number 127 and 141].

    8:12: (Shakir). “When your Lord revealed to the angels: I am with you, therefore make firm those who believe. I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them.”

    8:60. “Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the hearts of) the enemies, of Allah and your enemies, and others besides, whom ye may not know, but whom Allah doth know. Whatever ye shall spend in the cause of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and ye shall not be treated unjustly.”

    7:4 “How many a township have We destroyed! As a raid by night, or while they slept at noon, Our terror came unto them.”

    7:152. “Lo! Those who chose the calf (for worship), terror from their Lord and humiliation will come upon them in the life of the world. Thus do We requite those who invent a lie.”

    59:2. “He it is Who hath caused those of the People of the Scripture who disbelieved to go forth from their homes unto the first exile. Ye deemed not that they would go forth, while they deemed that their strongholds would protect them from Allah. But Allah reached them from a place whereof they recked not, and cast terror in their hearts so that they ruined their houses with their own hands and the hands of the believers. So learn a lesson, O ye who have eyes!”

    59:13. “You* are certainly greater in being feared in their hearts than Allah; that is because they are a people who do not understand.”

    Ishaq, 395. ” “We will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve,’ i.e., that by which I was helping you against them because they associated with Me that for which I gave them no warrant…”

    33:26 (Arberry) “And He brought down those of the People of the Book who supported them from their fortresses and cast terror in their hearts; some you slew, some you made captive.”

  2. says

    I really like this new method of getting the message out.

    Curious; Anyone have an idea of the price range of the digital advertising billboards in a smaller urban are (Alexandria, La.)avg monthly? I would like to see IF I can work the expense into my budget.

    Content would be the text directly from the Quran – no special graphics..

  3. says

    From the article – “They may be legal but they’re not moral,” said the Rev. Chloe Breyer of the Interfaith Center. “Demonizing the religions of others does not show New Yorkers at our best.”

    It’s not ‘demonizing’.

    It’s stating the flat unvarnished truth.

    At jihadwatch, toward the end of each year, except in the last two years when perhaps Mr Spencer didn’t have time or the tech backup to arrange for a voting device, we used to propose and then vote upon the ‘dhimmi of the year’ (in the US, and outside the US), and upon ‘Anti-dhimmi of the year’, in the US and from outside the US.

    I think this tradition could be profitably revived.

    And if it is revived in 2013, I propose that Rev Chloe Breyer should at least get a ‘dishonorable mention’ among the candidates for ‘dhimmi of the year 2013’. She’s certainly off to a flying start.

    I do suggest a positive approach: we could pass round the hat so that those who are nominated as ‘dhimmis of the year’ are presented with something that just might help them get DE-dhimmified. Namely, Rev Dr Mark Durie’s ‘The Third Choice: Islam, Dhimmitude and Freedom’, and its companion volume, ‘Liberty to the Captives’, which includes a handy set of – road-tested, btw – prayers by which someone who has been dhimmified may exorcise dhimmitude from their system.

    It might be worthwhile for a New York jihadwatcher to try a little shock treatment: sending Rev Chloe Bryeyer a polite letter and a suitably highlighted copy of the archetypal ‘Pact of Omar’: the template and starting point for ALL subsequent systems of subjugation of non-Muslims in Islamised societies.

    Although few Islamised countries have these provisions formally on their law-books today, they are practiced informally in many, many places. For instance: in every Islamised country it is very very difficult, if not impossible for Christians [or Jews, or Hindus, or anyone non-Muslim] to gain permission to build a house of worship or to enlarge or repair an existing one.]

    From Ibn Kathir, the Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Riyadh, 2000; vol 4, pages 404-407; interpretation of Quran 9: 29. As reproduced in Andrew Bostom’s useful anthology ‘Legacy of Jihad, pages 128-130}.

    “Paying Jizyah is a Sign of Kufr and Disgrace

    “Allah said,
﴿حَتَّى ي�عْط�واْ الْج�زْيَةَ﴾
(until they pay the Jizyah), if they do not choose to embrace Islam,
﴿عَن يَد�﴾
(with willing submission), in defeat and subservience,
﴿وَه�مْ صَـغ�ر�ونَ﴾
(and feel themselves subdued.), disgraced, humiliated and belittled.

    “Therefore, Muslims are not allowed to honor the people of Dhimmah or elevate them above Muslims, for they are miserable, disgraced and humiliated.

    “Muslim recorded from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet said,
«لَا تَبْدَء�وا الْيَه�ودَ وَالنَّصَارَى ب�السَّلَام�، وَإ�ذَا لَق�يت�مْ أَحَدَه�مْ ��ي طَر�يق� �َاضْطَر�ّوه� إ�لَى أَضْيَق�ه»

    “(Do not initiate the Salam to the Jews and Christians, and if you meet any of them in a road, force them to its narrowest alley.)

    “This is why the Leader of the faithful `Umar bin Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, demanded his well-known conditions be met by the Christians, these conditions that ensured their continued humiliation, degradation and disgrace.

    “The scholars of Hadith narrated from `Abdur-Rahman bin Ghanm Al-Ash`ari that he said,

    “I recorded for `Umar bin Al-Khattab, may Allah be pleased with him, the terms of the treaty of peace he conducted with the Christians of Ash-Sham [THAT IS: the Byzantine Christians of formerly Byzantine “Palestine’, the Land of Israel; the Jews and Samaritans also resident there in quite large numbers came under the same draconian restrictions – dda]:

    `In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. This is a document to the servant of Allah `Umar, the Leader of the faithful, from the Christians of such and such city.

    ‘When you (Muslims) came to us we requested safety for ourselves, children, property and followers of our religion.

    ‘We made a condition on ourselves that
    ‘we will neither erect in our areas a monastery, church, or a sanctuary for a monk, nor restore any place of worship that needs restoration nor use any of them for the purpose of enmity against Muslims.
    ‘We will not prevent any Muslim from resting in our churches whether they come by day or night, and we will open the doors (of our houses of worship) for the wayfarer and passerby.
    ‘Those Muslims who come as guests, will enjoy boarding and food for three days.
    ‘We will not allow a spy against Muslims into our churches and homes or hide deceit (or betrayal) against Muslims.
    ‘We will not teach our children the Qur’an,
    ‘publicize practices of Shirk,
    ‘invite anyone to Shirk {this means there is a total ban on non-Muslims inviting Muslims to join any non-Muslim faith – dda]
    ‘or prevent any of our fellows from embracing Islam, if they choose to do so.
    ‘We will respect Muslims, move from the places we sit in if they choose to sit in them.
    ‘We will not imitate their clothing, caps, turbans, sandals, hairstyles, speech, nicknames and title names,
    or ride on saddles, hang swords on the shoulders, collect weapons of any kind or carry these weapons. [note: dhimmis had no right to possess or bear arms – dda]
    ‘We will not encrypt our stamps in Arabic, or sell liquor.
    ‘We will have the front of our hair cut, wear our customary clothes [like Jews wearing the yellow star in Nazi Germany – dda!]
    wherever we are,
    ‘ wear belts around our waist,
    ‘refrain from erecting crosses on the outside of our churches
    ‘and demonstrating them and our books in public in Muslim fairways and markets.
    ‘We will not sound the bells in our churches, except discretely,
    or raise our voices while reciting our holy books inside our churches in the presence of Muslims,
    ‘nor raise our voices (with prayer) at our funerals,
    ‘or light torches in funeral processions in the fairways of Muslims, or their markets.
    ‘We will not bury our dead next to Muslim dead, or buy servants who were captured by Muslims.
    ‘We will be guides for Muslims and refrain from breaching their privacy in their homes.”
    [note : Muslims were free – see above – to invite themselves into a dhimmi’s house or church and squat there and expect to be fed and looked after , but dhimmis were forbidden to enter a Muslim’s house and certainly never allowed into a mosque: Muslims do not observe the principle of reciprocity in their dealings with non-Muslims – dda].

    ‘When I gave this document to `Umar, he added to it, “We will not beat [other translations say, ‘strike’ – dda] any Muslim”. {Note that this rule has no ‘let-out clause’ for self-defence; a dhimmi must not hit a Muslim, period. – dda].

    ‘These are the conditions that we set against ourselves and followers of our religion in return for safety and protection.
    ‘If we break any of these promises that we set for your benefit against ourselves, then our Dhimmah (promise of protection) is broken and you are allowed to do with us what you are allowed of people of defiance and rebellion.”’ [i.e – the jihad would resume against them. One must note that this clause, which provides that “breach’ of these punishingly oppressive Rules for Dhimmis, justifies Total War to properly punish the “offending’ community – has over and over and over been the pretext for Muslims to violently attack dhimmi communities. The dhimmis do not have to have actually done anything, for very often, Muslims *fabricate* a charge against one or more dhimmis in a given community, *falsely* claiming that the dhimmis have broken the rules, in order to have a pretext for a massive assault on them. A typical example of this sort of thing is the fabricated charge of ‘blasphemy’ trumped up against little Christian girl Rimsha Masih in Pakistan; a Muslim ‘cleric’ deliberately ‘planted’ burnt pieces of quran in her bag, in order to be able to shriek accusations of ‘blasphemy’ against her and unloose the Muslim mob against her entire community, driving them out of the area and burning and looting their homes.)