As I wrote recently, Muhammad is now the man we all must love. Clear Channel, as my AFDI colleague Pamela Geller explains here, shows what that means: they readily accepted the Muslim Brotherhood group ICNA’s deceptive ad about Muhammad, but refused our ad critical of Muhammad, and even refused our ad quoting Muhammad from mainstream Islamic sources, since the quotes don’t portray him in a positive light.
Clear Channel readily ran atheist ads criticizing belief in God in general, and had no trouble running “Palestinian” anti-Israel hate propaganda, but quoting words attributed to Muhammad that might make Americans less ignorant and complacent regarding the jihad threat? No way.
It is not illegal in the United States, not yet anyway, to think that Muhammad was something less than the perfect example for all human conduct that the Qur’an says he is (33:21). Criticism of Muhammad is forbidden in Islamic law, not American law. And it is, of course, the goal of all jihad groups to compel non-Muslims to obey Islamic law.
Please contact Clear Channel and politely and courteously tell them that what they are doing here is unconscionable, and aids and abets the sinister agenda of groups like ICNA, which is indeed to impose Sharia upon Americans — a system of laws that denies not only the freedom of speech, but the freedom of conscience and the equality of rights before the law of women and non-Muslims.
“Clear Channel Refuses AFDI Ads Countering ICNA’s Lies with the Truth About Muhammad,” by Pamela Geller, June 17, 2015:
A good many Atlas readers have written me over the past couple of weeks, concerned about a deceptive ad that ICNA is running in a number of American cities. The Islamic Circle of North America is an Islamic organization that has been probed by the FBI for ties to terrorism. They are running a deceptive Muhammad propaganda campaign (above). You may remember their pro-Sharia for America ad campaign here.
So we created a counter campaign of truth, “The Truth About Muhammad.” Clear Channel rejected our ad, saying it wasn’t very nice.
So we submitted a different ad, using Muhammad’s own quotes (below). That way Clear Channel could not say we were editorializing or opining.
ICNA works closely with radical Islamic organizations and invites radical speakers to its conferences:
ICNA was named in the Muslim Brotherhood document — titled “An Explanatory Memorandum on the General Strategic Goal for the Group in North America” — as one of the Brotherhood’s 29 likeminded “organizations of our friends” that shared the common goal of destroying America and turning it into a Muslim nation. These “friends” were identified by the Brotherhood as groups that could help teach Muslims “that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and ‘sabotaging’ its miserable house by their hands … so that … God’s religion [Islam] is made victorious over all other religions.”
Clear Channel rejected our ad.
The subversive, supremacist, Muslim Brotherhood organization known as the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) launched a new billboard campaign designed to mislead Americans and lull them into complacency regarding the jihad threat. And so my human rights organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), is once again doing what we always do: countering lies with truth.
ICNA’s billboards in Atlanta claim that “Muhammad — peace be upon him — believed in peace, social justice, women’s rights,” along with a phone number to find out more about Islam. They’re planning on having 100 of these billboards around the country by the end of the year, while hosting conferences in various cities around the country about Sharia and Muhammad.
We are countering ICNA’s lies with the truth about Muhammad. Our ad reads, “Muhammad believed in war, denial of rights to women, denial of rights to non-Muslims, deceit of unbelievers,” and directs people to an AFDI website, TruthAboutMuhammad.org. At that site, we lay out abundant evidence for what we say about Muhammad – evidence taken from core Islamic texts.
We submitted our ads to go up in Atlanta in the same areas as the ICNA kitman billboards: Camp Creek Parkway at Desert Drive; at Mountain Industrial Boulevard at Stone Mountain Freeway; and at Chamblee Tucker Road at I-285.
ICNA is dedicated to “establishing a place for Islam in America” – which means a place for jihad and a place for Sharia. ICNA, like the Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), is a terror front group whose “Muslim advocacy” front masks their true Islamic supremacist agenda. Despite the carefully constructed myth surrounding Muslim Brotherhood groups in America, advanced by a hostile and pro-jihadist media, the truth about these subversives is out there.
The Muslim Brotherhood group ICNA is lying to Americans about Muhammad, Islam and Sharia in order to advance a false narrative about the most extreme and radical ideology on the face of the earth. Period. They don’t want Americans to know the truth that the gendercide of honor killings, the clitoridectomies, the stonings, and the 1,400 years of cultural annihilations and enslavements are all Sharia-mandated and inspired by Muhammad’s example.
Clear Channel rejected our ad — here are my notes from our conversations with Jack Jessen of Clear Channel, who said that he “cannot run” our ad. I asked Mr. Jessen why, and he said that it had a “negative connotation to it.”
I told him that I was using direct quotes from Muhammad. But he said it was “very negative-based” and that he “considered it an attack” on ICNA. I said that I hadn’t even mentioned ICNA and that the ICNA ad wasn’t honest. I explained that the ICNA is a terror-tied group and explained their background.
I said that we didn’t oppose his running it, because it’s a free country. But if he was going to run that kind of propaganda, he had to allow a counterpoint. He had to allow the truth. At least our ads are quotes, direct quotes from Muhammad.
Mr. Jessen admitted he “didn’t know enough about the details of it,” but he just knows “that’s the way he perceived it.”
I reiterated that I was not attacking ICNA in the ad — I even offered to change the layout, the colors. I explained that he was running something that is completely and utterly false because he perceives it as good. But it is not good. I explained that he was helping to disarm the American people in a very grave threat.
I told Mr. Jessen that I was willing to work with him. I changed the ad once, but for him to say absolutely no was just so wrong. It’s unconscionable.
He suggested I talk to another company in Atlanta. I asked if he knew of a company in Atlanta that would run it. He said he did not.
So I responded that it was Clear Channel that ran the ICNA ad. How did he reconcile that?
He could not answer. I gave him primary sources of the quotes. So who am I attacking? Mohammad said it.
He said he didn’t recognize the names of the sources of my quotes.
“I have been made victorious through terror” — Sahih al-Bukhari 2977
“I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women).” — Sahih al-Bukhari 304
“War is deceit.” — Sahih al-Bukhari 3029
He admitted he used wikipedia to vet our ad.
He admitted that he was in “a difficult position.”
I said, you’re an advertising company that is obviously taking issue-related ads. So if this ad doesn’t go up, you know that Clear Channel will come under attack for not taking this ad, because they are showing a preference.
He said he would talk to his people in corporate and get back to me.
He never did.
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