Offensive Anti-Muslim Ads By American Freedom Defense Initiative Go Up In San Francisco

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Sameera Ehteram
Anti-Islam ads by American Freedom Defense Initiative appeared on 10 public buses in San Francisco on Monday, showing "inflammatory quotes by Islamic fundamentalists" accompanied by "an anonymous terrorist," according to Transportation Nation.

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Anti-Islam ads by American Freedom Defense Initiative appeared on 10 public buses in San Francisco on Monday, showing "inflammatory quotes by Islamic fundamentalists" accompanied by "an anonymous terrorist," according to Transportation Nation.

The ads are paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, whose executive director, Pamela Geller, told the New York Observerin December, "I refuse to abridge my free speech so as to appease savages."

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In September, the court ruledthat decided New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority could not ban these ads and must let them be displayed.

And hence, the city is now overwhelmed by the hate-inducing banners.

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Anti-Muslim Ads

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The American Freedom Defense Initiative has also displayed ads that read"In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad."

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They have also been all over New York, not long ago.

In response, Transportation Nation reported,Muni bought space on its own buses, to run ads in protest: "SFMTA policy prohibits discrimination based on national origin, religion, and other characteristics and condemns statements that describe any group as "savages."

Geller's group has also run similar ads in Washington, D.C.'s subway system.

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The ads feature quotes from Osama bin Laden and others associating the word jihad with violent Muslim extremism.

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San Francisco Board of Supervisors President David Chiu was joined by other city officials in denouncing the "Islamophobic and racist" advertisements at the City Hall in San Francisco,

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