Read my column in today’s WND:
Pamela Geller, WND, May 25, 2014
Our American Freedom Defense Initiative, or AFDI, ad campaign focusing on Islamic anti-Semitism is running on buses in Washington, D.C., and the mainstream media in both the U.S. and Europe are in a frenzy. Their worst nightmare is coming true: The truth is getting out.
We put these ads up in response to vicious Jew-hating ads that American Muslims for Palestine, or AMP, unleashed on Washington Metro buses last month. Our ad features a photo of the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Amin al-Husseini, meeting with Adolf Hitler, and says: “Islamic Jew-Hatred: It’s In the Quran. Two-thirds of all U.S. aid goes to Islamic countries. Stop racism. End all aid to Islamic countries. IslamicJewHatred.com.”
The ad does so many things. First, it exposes the long-kept secret of the collusion between the Nazis and the Muslim world. Second, it exposes the vicious anti-Semitic material in Islamic texts and teachings. Third, it informs people that two-thirds of all U.S. foreign aid goes to Muslim countries.
Every aspect of this message is important. People today know little to nothing about how the Mufti, the most influential figure in the Islamic world at the time, collaborated with Hitler because of their shared anti-Semitism. The same Islamic anti-Semitism that the informed the worldview of the Mufti today incites the “Palestinian” jihad against Israel today and Jew-hatred around the world.
The Mufti organized a Muslim SS division and was responsible personally for the deaths of hundreds of Jewish women and children. For those two things alone, he should have been executed. He was arrested and was awaiting trail, but escaped his captors. Yasir Arafat was his natural heir; Arafat, the modern godfather of terror, was the Mufti’s nephew.
It’s really a historic moment: These truths are finally being told. So it is no surprise that the jihad-aligned media is in a frenzy to shift attention away from their message. How critical this ad campaign really is for informing the public of the truth has been made clear by the furious disinformation and Islamic propaganda that the media and Islamic supremacist groups have been pumping out in response.
ABC’s Washington outlet quoted a bus passenger saying the ads were “racist.” They didn’t quote, of course, anyone in support of the ad. The uber-left Israeli newspaper, Haaretz, called the ads “anti-Muslim.” The ads are “anti-Muslim?” Really? Are all Muslims virulent Jew-haters? Apparently Haaretz seems to think so. That’s what the headline implies. Funny how ads that are factual and true are called such names.
For much of the enemedia, the ad is all about … Hitler. Even for them, that’s a stretch. It’s amazing the lengths the mainstream media will go to avoid mentioning Islam, jihad and what’s actually in the Quran. In an article in, all of places, the Times of Israel, they didn’t even run the ad, just a big photo of Hitler. In the interview I had with them, they asked me where I found anti-Semitism in the Quran. I sent them 24 verses; they ran not a single one of them.
It is interesting how the media never look into what is said in the ad – that Islamic Jew-hatred is in the Quran or that two-thirds of all U.S. aid goes to Islamic countries. No. They just obsess over my unmitigated gall to repeat it. It’s my saying it that’s the problem. The truth is the problem. That is why we find ourselves incapable of dealing with the gravest threat this nation faces. The problem is that we can’t talk about the problem. The American people are being disarmed and defeated by our own elites. These ads change that.
The Washington Post’s fact-checker contacted me, asking me for documentation of the assertions in my ad – which I supplied to him. I also asked him why he didn’t fact-check the numerous anti-Israel ads that have run in Washington and all over the country.
The Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, meanwhile, is giving out free Qurans in response to our ad. They never miss an opportunity for dawah. Our new ad challenges Islamic Jew-hatred, and instead of denouncing Islamic anti-Semitism and fighting against it, they give out Qurans. But they must know that if anyone actually reads the free CAIR Quran, he or she will find that our ad is correct.
Nihad Awad of CAIR fumed: “This is a propaganda campaign designed to incite hatred against American Muslims, and this campaign has been based on false information, taking things out of context from the Quran.” Always “out of context.” So many Muslims take the Quran “out of context” in the same way, and Awad doesn’t say a thing.
My goal has been accomplished: to leapfrog over a media that is not even-handed, that is advancing the jihadis’ propaganda against the Jewish state. And it is working. People are talking. That is a good thing even if the Sharia-compliant media are hostile. The truth is a powerful thing, and so many people are unaware of Islamic history and the role of Muslim world during the Holocaust. But now, people are talking about the Mufti of Jerusalem and his support for Hitler.
Perhaps they will begin to understand and explore Islamic history and the terrible toll that ignorance of that bloody history exacts. Once understood, the Islamic/Israeli conflict makes complete sense, the Hamas charter (citing Allah and predicting that Islam would destroy Israel) makes complete sense, and the jihad against the Jews makes complete sense.
People are finally beginning to understand the root cause of the Israeli-Islamic conflict. We are going to roll these ads out nationwide.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2014/05/global-firestorm-over-islamic-jew-hatred-ads/#5Pt05YkoqEwKtHGC.99