Our SIOA campaign defending victims of honor killing ran its course in Chicago, but the false story went around yesterday that the ads had been pulled. “Yellow Cab Will Stop Running Anti-Islam Ads,” said the Huffington Post, August 24, and explained:
Pamela Geller, who has been dubbed the “Queen of Muslim Bashers” and leads the “Stop the Islamization of America” movement, claimed the ads were directed toward Muslim women wanting to leave Islam–but ended up offending both cab drivers and passengers.
It’s offensive to try to raise awareness about honor killings, so as to try to end the practice, you see. It makes one “Queen of the Muslim Bashers.” The victims? Pah! To speak up for them is “anti-Islam”!
But in any case, the story is false. Here is a message my SIOA colleague Pamela Geller received from Verifone Media, the company that we dealt with to buy the ad space on the Chicago taxicabs:
Your end date for the Chicago campaign was July 28th 2010 (please review the contracts). There are currently still 3 tops with your ad on them in Chicago, however those are being taken down tomorrow. If anything, your campaign has received a longer run than it was supposed to, and his article about them being “pulled” is completely false. On another note, your ad’s were on independent taxi owners cars and never on Yellow Taxi (the name of the company is yellow taxi) cars, although the vehicle might have been yellow. It appears this reporter is trying to create a story.
Let me know if you need anything else.
VeriFone Media Solutions
A reporter trying to create a story? Why, it’s unheard of!
Pamela has much more here.