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New 9/11 Ads Headed to Metro

The cycle spawned by the Muslim savage ads on the Metro is about to get even more incendiary. The American Freedom Defense Initiative, the group behind the original ads, wants to launch a whole new ad campaign, this time with evocative images of the Twin Towers.

The new ad, which uses a menacing quote from the Quran, is inspired by the Council on American-Islamic Relations' counter-campaign against AFDI's original ads. The CAIR ad, which features a girl in a hijab, uses a decidedly less ominous Quran quote: "Show forgiveness, speak for justice and avoid the ignorant."

"Citing the quran, are we?" responded AFDI co-founder Pamela Geller on her blog yesterday. "I think that's a grand idea."

Geller asked her readers for Quran verse suggestions, and the above verse was chosen to be the first in a series to be submitted to Metro. AFDI could publish all the jihad- and sharia-themed verses in the book eventually, according to its co-founder.

"Yes, this will go on for years," Geller writes.

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  • T C

    I've got a tip for you, Will:

    It's not a "9/11 ad."


    It shows how "Prophet" Muhammad reacted to the defeated of the original Islamic jihadists at the Battle of Uhud in the year 625.

  • Will Sommer

    9/11 picture in the ad = 9/11 ad.

  • John Sobieski

    Seems to me CAIR has fell into a trap of their own making. They have set the precedent by citing the Koran and they know what is in the Koran is about 50% evil. Not a good bet.

  • Peter Jensen

    Go go go Geller :-)

  • Freethep4

    The Qu’ran like all religious text is filled with love and wisdom. These texts also have passages about war and other matters that aren't the most pleasant. Apparently you have never read the Torah or the Bible. Anyways back to the Qur’an: First you have to read the Qur’an (Not listen to hearsay or what ignorant people say about it). Second realize although there is English translation it can only be read in Arabic and not all words/phrases can be translated exactly. Third and most importantly-You have to learn the history and understand the context a particular passage is referring to. I’m no scholar on Islam but I can debunk anything Pamela Geller says about Islam. But let her waste her money and the money of her supports because her racist ignorant adds will continue to be torn down and defaced.

  • Ben

    Sounds like a good opportunity for a technique that's been used against Fred Phelps and company. Start an anti-hate-a-thon where donors agree to donate a small (or large) sum for every ad that appears - all funds go to CAIR. Much more effective than just defacing the ads. And like Geller said "this could go on for years"

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  • aki

    Please I urge you Geller to carry on quoating Qur'an ,the more you quoat more people read the mother of all books.I say all you who hate Muslims ,dare you to go and open the last revalation to mankind ,plz have a look ,have another look you owe it to yourself and your childeren!!

  • Shogun_1


    A lot more people are reading the koran, and believe me... When the hadith are used in conjunction, it clearly shows the violent passages take precedence over the "peaceful". I use quotes in "peaceful" because once abrogated by the violent passages, they refer to muslims only.
    Second, quit the arabic supremacy bid, arabic is a language just like any other, if you say that it can only be understood in arabic, then arabic cannot be translated, therefore, no one can learn arabic... Stop the idiocy please.
    Third, while the torah and the new testament have violent passages, they are in context with history. They are closed chapters, meaning they do not apply. They described wars with specific people / tribes, etc. The koran however, is completely open ended. The final verses call for continued war against christians and jews (people of the book), and other non-believers.

  • kuta

    Will Sommer states "9/11 picture in the ad = 9/11 ad."

    By that solid logic...

    Taco Bell Chihuahua ad is an ad for dogs.
    Energizer Bunny ad is an ad for stuffed animals
    Famous Apple Mac ad is an ad for the book 1984

    Just brilliant, Will. Great work, keep it up.

  • Rik O.

    zionism is 100% evil.

  • Typical DC BS

    Rik O. is 100% moronic.

  • Mike

    @Rik O - Islam is 100% evil. There, I fixed it for ya.

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  • Susan K

    Since the qur'an is minimum 60% violent towards us, they won't run out of quotes for years to come.

    One of my friends put the violent verses on a Word document: 566 verses.

    Good work Pam Geller.

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  • Freethep4

    @shogun_1. You are not a Muslim so I don’t expect you to understand the Qur’an. I didn’t say Arabic can’t be translated, I said it must be read in Arabic for the original pure form (that's part of the religion itself). To prevent it from being twisted/changed during translation. Ex: A passage in Arabic might be 20 words, but in English it could be 40 (not exactly the same is it?).

    Also certain passages in the Qur’an refer to certain peoples and time frames. Just one example: When it talks about the pagans/unbelievers/ and war, it’s talking about that time period in Arabia (Mecca) when there was a pagan society before Islam. The leaders of this community wanted Muhammad and his followers dead bc the message of Islam threatened their power, influence, and finances. The first Muslim community fled from Mecca to Medina. Later they would return and fight battles.

    Another example “Jihad ”does not mean kill people who aren’t Muslim: Greater Jihad is self struggle. The lesser Jihad is holy war-only when the Muslim ummah (Community) is under attack. These are just two examples. It is very easy to misquote the Qur’an if you don't read it and understand the history.I recommend getting your info from better sources. I recommend Lesley Hazleton (non Muslim-agnostic Jew) who has written about Islam and the Qur’an and the prophet Muhammad.

    The fact is there is still money to be made in Islamophobia, as well as political reasons as well, War being one of them. But if Racist ignorant people want to keep Islam in the spotlight go ahead. Statistics show more people converted to Islam in the 10 years after 9/11 than the 10 before.

  • A R Dauharry

    The paradox is that anti-Islam movements are promoting Islam better than Muslims themselves. Many are they who did not know much about Islam who are delving in the Qur'an out of curiosity to know what it is all about. Some read and discard it because they have already made up their opinion.Just like in the parable of the sower, some get interested but for reasons known to them only, they soon forget it. But numerous are those who take a real interest and even think of converting. In fact this is what happening in Europe and has created the fear of islamization of Europe.
    The onus is on the Qur'an itself now. If its message is the truth, it message will catch hold of the reader, no matter what its adversaries may say.

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  • A R Dauharry

    In reply to Shotgun_1,

    I don't agree that the verses of the Qur'an can be read out of context. Of course, verses like Believe in one God does not necessitate any context. But the verses about war are always in a context. It is not true to say that verses about wars are open ended.It is misreading.

    It is not true either to say that the verses from the Old Testament must always be read in context. The superiority they give to the Jewish people over all others who are considered as heathens cannot be limited by space and time.

    It is true that many Westerners are reading the Qur'an and the number of converts is so amazing that a number of articles and studies have recently been published about it. Just google Why so many convert to Islam and you'll see. It is estimated to be about 100,000 yearly. To give a few examples, the sister in law of Tony Blair, the Swiss politician Daniel Streich who fought to introduce the law banning minarets, Alfredo Malotese, Italian MP,'Roger', a high rank CIA, have embraced Islam.

    Let me quote Soeren Kern from Gatestone institute:Soeren writes “Neeson is just one of hundreds of thousands of Europeans who are trading their Christian heritage for the supposed exoticism of Islam. (…)In Britain, the number of Muslim converts recently passed the 100,000 mark, according to a survey conducted by an inter-faith group called Faith Matters. The survey revealed that nearly two thirds of the converts were women, more than 70% were white and the average age at conversion was just 27.
    (…)In France, an estimated 70,000 French citizens have converted to Islam in recent years, according to a report by France 3 public television. (…)Conversions to Islam are also rife in Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Holland, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, Norway (and here and here), Poland, Portugal and Spain.
    In Italy, Ambassador Alfredo Maiolese, an Italian MP, recently became a Muslim and now dedicates his time trying to improving the image of Islam in the West. In Sweden, there are now at least 5,000 converts to Islam.”

    So, they must have the Qur'an first.

  • Really?

    All Religion is pointless. Christianity, Muslim, etc. etc. Just a crutch. You are correct about one thing. It is the fastest spreading belief...2nd fastest....the lack of a need for religion. Agnostic, or Atheist. To claim that you KNOW our origin is lunacy...Yet to claim that you know there is no creator is lunacy as well. NOBODY KNOWS. Agnostic is the only logical choice...and by definition, it is pointless to worry, argue, fight, kill over it. HAVE A NICE DAY

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