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New Anti-CAIR Subway Ad Featuring Burning World Trade Center & Koranic Verses Set to Launch


"It's a wonderful way to educate millions of Americans on what is in that book and why so many are waging jihadist wars across the world."

Activist and blogger Pamela Geller's subway and bus ads likening Islamic radicals to "savages" have created quite a stir. After battles with the transit authorities in both New York City and Washington, D.C., judges have ruled in Geller's favor, stating that her group, American Freedom Defense Initiative, has a First Amendment right to post the controversial ads. While the dust is finally settling on the initial campaign, the activist is preparing to launch another, potentially more controversial ad blitz -- one that includes an image of the World Trade Center up in flames and two controversial verses from the Koran.

On Sunday, Geller shared her new poster and an explanation of its purpose (it's a response to a new ad being put out by the Council on American-Islamic Relations) with TheBlaze. Much like Sojourners, Rabbis for Human Rights and United Methodist Women, CAIR also launched an ad decrying Geller's anti-jihad campaign.

The CAIR ad will be 16 feet by 9 feet and will read, "Show forgiveness, speak for justice, avoid the ignorant." This verse, which can be found in the Koran, will be placed in the same Washington, D.C. subway stations where Geller's first ad is currently up.

"We hope to expand this anti-hate campaign in the nation's capital and throughout the nation," CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said in a statement. "We need the community's help to challenge the growing propaganda campaign of anti-Muslim hate in our society with positive messages of what Islam is and who we really are."

Geller, of course, is ready to take these new ads on with a message of her own aimed back at CAIR.

Photo Credit: CAIR

"Hamas-linked CAIR has unveiled a new ad campaign to 'counter' our anti-jihad displays in Washington," Geller said in an e-mail to TheBlaze. "CAIR's...ads feature an abrogated verse from the Quran. Apparently they are panicking that people are waking up and questioning the jihadic doctrine, inspired by our historic and widely viewed ad campaign."

Taking a page from CAIR's own book, Geller's group has decided to create a new ad, which features the startling image of the World Trade Center in flames (a plane can be seen heading toward one of the structures) and two verses from the Koran.

Painting a strong contrast from the message of forgiveness that CAIR posted, these verses read, "Slay the idolaters wherever ye find them" and "Those who disbelieve our revelations. We shall expose them to the Fire. As often as their skins are consumed. We shall exchange them for fresh skins that they may taste the torment."

Photo Credit: Pamela Geller/American Freedom Defense Initiative

This new ad seems to up the ante on the debate surrounding free speech and blasphemy -- issues that have been discussed widely following an anti-Islam film that gained widespread media attention. Geller's previous ads were much more vague, with each including the following message: "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man."

In her e-mail to TheBlaze, she further explained the controversial messages and imagery present on her new ad.

"Citing the quran? That's a brilliant idea. It's a wonderful way to educate millions of Americans on what is in that book and why so many are waging jihadist wars across the world," she said.

And for those hoping that these ad campaigns come to an end in the near future, Geller also said that she hopes to make this new campaign part of an ongoing series that showcases each verse she believes calls for jihad. This new ad has already been submitted to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.




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