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[ September 22, 2017 ]

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[ September 22, 2017 ]

Vanity Fair: “Milo Yiannopoulos’s Fyre-Festival Free Speech Week Is Canceled, Says Everyone but Milo”

[ September 22, 2017 ]

Czech President Zeman: Islamic Refugees are a Trojan Horse Phenomenon

[ September 22, 2017 ]

Belgium: 119 Islamic Institutions Investigated for “Extremism” in 2016

[ September 22, 2017 ]

In Pamela Geller beheading plot, Muslims ‘hoped to achieve martyrdom’

[ September 22, 2017 ]

Britain First leaders charged with harassing Muslim rapists

[ September 22, 2017 ]

Iran President Hassan Rouhani: Security for Israel ‘Not Possible’

[ September 22, 2017 ]

Muslims who plotted to behead Pamela Geller “laughed wildly about beheadings”

[ September 22, 2017 ]

Viktor Orban Calls George Soros a ‘Public Enemy’

[ September 22, 2017 ]

ACLU, Speakers Distance Themselves From UC Berkeley’s Free Speech Week

Fear and Loathing in San Francisco, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Ban

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Every news report on the San Francisco transit free speech ban blames me. Every news report runs photos of my ads only. Look at this. No news report mentions that my ads were a response to vicious Islamic Jew-hating ads.

None of the news reports show the ugly vicious ads (scroll down) that prompted me to run ad campaigns on San Francisco buses.

But there is a silver lining to this ban. The savages can’t run their lies and their libel.

It’s funny, but the very first time I saw one of these vicious antisemitic ads in the New York subway system, before I had ever even imagined running an ad, I thought, how is that legal? How can they allow that naziesque propaganda on the platform and trains of the New York subway system? It irked me, and propelled me onto this road.

  
These antisemitic ads are a blood libel.

The SFMTA, WMATA, NYCTA or the transit systems in Chicago, Miami, Denver et al had a problem with them. But they banned political ads after I submitted ads. Our ads of truth made these quisling cretins curl and convulse in service to barbarians.

Here is one San Francisco paper’s take:

Muni Bans All Political, Offensive, And Violent Advertising On Buses And Trains

People with cool, provocative political messages will have to save it for their bumper stickers. As of today, political ads on Muni buses and trains are are prohibited, ABC 7 reports, following a unanimous vote yesterday by the SFMTA board of directors. That brings the city into line with most of its peers.

Specifically, per the board of directors meeting, the amended advertising policy will “prohibit advertisements concerning a political or public issue, containing profanity or violent descriptions or images, are intended to be insulting, degrading, disparaging, demeaning or offensive, are reasonably likely to be harmful or disruptive to the SFMTA’s transit system, encourage or depict unsafe transit behavior or are adverse to the interests of the SFMTA, effective April 5, 2017.”

Ads that fall into this category will include the kind of Islamophobic, pro-Israel signs that are frequently paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, drawing a steady stream of criticism whenever they appear. Speaking to Breitbart News, that Initiative’s president, Pamela Geller, said “San Francisco really is the last city where the ‘Geller ban’ is not in affect,” taking credit for bans on political ads for most public transit systems. In September, Geller launched the below ads, calling a ban on her ads “a ban on the truth.”

Mayor Lee registered his approval for the SFMTA rule change. “I think they can be so hurtful to lots of people,”Lee tells ABC 7, “I’ve seen some of the graphics and I shake my head.” SMH, SFMTA.

For her part, Geller is threatening to sue — she just submitted an ad last week, she says. “It is shocking to me that San Francisco, which is the left-wing mecca of radical liberalism, is moving towards shutting down free speech.”

Wait, is being “the left wing mecca of radical liberalism” supposed to be good, or bad?

The SFMTA, the seventh largest public transit system in the US, authorizes ads on SFMTA facilities and property from trolley cars to buses. Existing rules already prohibit ads concerning “a declared political candidate or ballot measure scheduled for consideration by the voters in an upcoming election or an initiative petition submitted to the San Francisco Department of Elections.”

More:

Political Ads Banned From San Francisco Muni Vehicles, Transit Stops

CBS San Francisco Bay Area10 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — San Francisco’s buses, trains and transit shelters will no longer display advertising that includes political …
  • Bradley Lexvold

    Of course their going to attack the Queen of the Diaspora.

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    • Fromafar

      Be careful up there in Sebastopol. It’s not Israeli friendly country.

      • IzlamIsTyranny

        Why’s that?

        • Fromafar

          Have you ever been to Sebastopol? Have you ever seen the politics of the counties north of SF? If that’s where you live, you’d be more than a small minority.
          It’s all about “Feminist Intersectionalism”, Palestinian Rights, Glow-BULL warming, yada, yada, yada. It’s LEFT of LEFT country my friend.

          • IzlamIsTyranny

            I didn’t know. All I know is that it was somewhere up north. All I know about northern Caliphornia is to avoid Stockton.

          • Fromafar

            Stockton is more central California.
            The entire coastal enclave of the West Coast except for some real farm country is
            loony left, they know better and Trump’s the anti-Christ.
            That’s just how it is up there.
            Hippie country for sure. They’re still in the 60’s.

  • Trump can’t ban islam

    the hand of mohammad is strong. 25 years after the 1st gulf war, afghanistan, irak, syria.., etc are still islamic, europe is becoming eurabia, canada is turning into canadastan, trump can’t ban islam, etc. an islamic era is coming to the world. the hand of mohammad is coming to grab you! you can run but you can’t hide!

    • harbidoll

      Our Bible says Jesus will destroy it with the sword of His mouth-words. Also Muslims arnt encouraged/ taught to think, create —that is their weakness. It would be a sin for slaves to rule the world, instead of the King’s Kids.

  • AlgorithmicAnalyst

    The radicals in SF are on the Board of Stupidvisors and other such boards. Lee is a moderate by SF standards, he doesn’t have the power, the boards have the power. The left has a stranglehold on SF by putting their candidates on such boards. And leftist organizations in SF put huge pressure on the boards. They had already told me about their plans to take over SF as far back as 1967.

    • Suresh

      These Criminal Left/Liberal jihadi supporters deserve the Iceland police treatment http://tinyurl.com/jqbvanr

      Sue them and use the cash to fight back. Never give
      up !

  • Mahou Shoujo

    The more the leftzos try to stifle free speech, the more they advertise themselves as fools, and spread the original message they try to stifle.

    • harbidoll

      It becomes obvious who theyr shielding, protecting.

      • Mahou Shoujo

        They are failing at it miserably.

        • IzlamIsTyranny

          I find myself wondering if there’s any university or college anywhere in the USA that teaches the ugly, violent, vile, bloody, fascist, Jew hating truth about islum and the enemedia has become nothing but an islamic propaganda outlet. The nazis and communists are nothing in comparison to the muslum propaganda network.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            Right now the progressive left politically correct are gagging on the phallus of islam as they see it as exotic, trendy, fashionable and counter culture. What they need is a good application of sharia in democrat sanctuary city strongholds. After a few feminists supporters are divorced according to shari’a, then thrown in the street with rags on their backs, they will appreciate the full beauty and justice of shari’a. Plus, honour killings and no education or driver’s license for women would enhance the “shari’a” experience.

          • Redigo Gubernatio

            And don’t forget genitalia mutilation

          • Mahou Shoujo

            For some reason that has not caught on, like abstinence from alcohol, the left only take the trendy whitewash from islam.

          • Redigo Gubernatio

            For the snowflake liberals Islam represents a socialist anti-Christian anti-Jewish utopia

          • Toy Pupanbai

            That’s a Jewish necessity for boys?

          • Redigo Gubernatio

            Unfortunately not the muslimes mutilate the clitoris so the woman has no orgasm

          • AlgorithmicAnalyst

            Someone gave a good example of what happens to the left after the Muslims take over: the communists in Iran were allied with Khomeini, but disappeared soon after he took power.

          • Mahou Shoujo

            islam is nothing but lies and violence, only the most naive of fools believes the word of a muslim.

          • Duchess of Pork

            Did they take a cue from Hitler who praised Islam and aligned with Muslims, giving them carte blanche authority to hunt down and transport the Balkan Jews to Auschwitz? Hitler also used the Communists to rise to power in Germany and then summarily disposed of them once he consolidated his position as Chancellor.

          • Rob Porter

            Pamela is right when calling Muslims ‘savages’. No matter how many Muslims want to live peaceful lives, too many do not and their way of expressing this hatred of peace and tolerance of anyone other than their miserable selves – as per the Qur’an and Sunna – is utter savagery. That this is not condemned in universities and colleges, but rather supported, tells us how much civilized attitudes have gone into decline in the West. Parents are also to blame for not inculcating in their children a sense of decency and tolerance of opposing attitudes.

      • Trump can’t ban islam

        the hand of mohammad is strong. 25 years after the 1st gulf war, afghanistan, irak, syria.., etc are still islamic, europe is becoming eurabia, canada is turning into canadastan, trump can’t ban islam, etc. an islamic era is coming to the world. the hand of mohammad is coming to grab you! you can run but you can’t hide!!

    • peakpower

      The irony is a fool will never see itself as such.

  • Dennis

    While I fully understand that the concept of “free speech” is taking a hit, and that prior to the counter-ad campaign by Pamela Geller’s group the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel rhetoric was flourishing here in many communities, including San Francisco, at least now the public transit system can no longer be used as a social “media” site to promote false and malicious accusation that have so often been based on the anti-Semitic views of those who simply refuse to recognize and see the reality that exists in the Middle East. Even the leaders of Egypt and Jordan recognize that the problems within the Middle East are tied, to a major degree, to a failure to reject the constant refrain that Israel is an occupier and with the call for the elimination of the Jewish citizens of that country. That failure by the Arab’s continues to result in an unhealthy situation that is now involving even more bloodshed, often of innocents, which we see occurring in Syria. Nevertheless, the Gazan’s and the Palestinian’s, instead of recognizing the realities of today, continue to upset any possibility of resolution after 70+ years of Israeli existence by failing to recognize the reality that Israel represents a country that is industrious, productive and a positive influence on the lives of its citizens, and that the constant refrain from the other side that Israel is an “occupier” and that the Jews must be eliminated has lost it meaning and is fallacious and downright anti-Semitic. We can only hope that these Arab world leaders will be able, with U.S. backing, to talk sense into both sides to accept the reality that Israel is here to stay, that Israel needs to have defensible borders, and that the other side needs safe and protective places to live to enable them to become industrious and productive on their own account.

    • suqsid4

      Well, that’s a mouthful, and I don’t disagree. But concerning the issue of political adverts on public transportation, a hiatus might be in order.

  • Fred8512

    sanfrancisco, califorkorania, the home of Jew hating communist. Maybe the entire state will slide into the ocean. The aribs who are calling themselves palesStains are the occupiers of Israeli Land; kick all the aribs out of Israel.

  • Drew the Infidel

    How do you like that? Pamela and others with a legitimate stance are prohibited from exercising their First Amendment rights while random illegal aliens with multiple immigration law violations have free rein of the place until it finally culminates with the murder of innocent US citizens as happened with the late Kate Steinle?

  • Alleged Comment

    Run an ad that tells the truth about the WILD MAN.

    Run Genesis 16: 11-12!

    Ask why Jerusalem is NOT mentioned in the Koran but more than 700 times in the Bible? Mention too the Koran came 700 years after the Bible.

    Make people think!!

    • Toy Pupanbai

      Are you sure?
      Isn’t it where Mo’s donkey hybrid took him upstairs when he sort of died?

  • AR154U☑ᵀʳᵘᵐᵖ DEPLORABLE 2020

    Open sex acts performed in pedophile pride parades and exposing yourself to children is completely acceptable, but truth ads exposing Islamic terrorism is off limits ?!!?
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1f657c4b86bee6ddab864386e2468027a0c86e453694790c8c51354d3ae4ef8c.jpg

  • peakpower

    To the left free speech means you have to listen to them, and they get to silence you.

  • Michael Jacobs

    I fully support Ms. Geller’s right to place truthful ads even if Muslims may find them offensive, so long as political ads of any kind are allowed; government-run transit systems cannot discriminate in ad choices based on preferential content, since that would be judging one set of opinions superior to others, in clear violation of the First Amendment. But transit systems are constitutionally permitted to ban ALL political ads, if they choose. In retrospect that may be just as good or even better a result than forcing them to run Ms. Geller’s ads, if it means that the vicious Jew-hating anti-Israel ads have to stop too. Well done!

    • Jennifer McDavies

      Yes, that was my point. This is still a victory if for no other reason than getting the anti-Israel ads stopped.

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      How is criticising pi$$lam a “political ad” again?

      • Michael Jacobs

        Nice to hear from you again, Mr. Tyranny.

        Ads are deemed “political” if they are expressing an opinion about an issue that is currently being debated regarding a matter of public policy — that is, issues about what laws and rules the government should adopt.

        So-called anti-Islam ads are political because the government is currently debating what it should do, as a matter of law, regarding acceptance or rejection of refugees and immigrants from certain nations, regarding foreign-aid payments to certain nations being increased or decreased, and regarding whether or not to attack or ally ourselves with various foreign nations and entities.

        Those are all “political” issues, just as are the issues addressed by the anti-Israel ads from the other side, which seek to cut off tax-paid funding for aid to
        Israel, for example.

        “Politics” does not just mean deciding who to vote for in an election. It means all the things people do or say to influence or direct government policy and to pass or repeal laws and administrative regulations enacting those policies.

        • IzlamIsTyranny

          Moving the goal posts again eh scumbag?
          But maybe I see your point, after all, pi$$lam is the world’s oldest form of fascism.
          ESAD muslum rat.

  • Gizmo

    You are never going to get a fair shake from the Lefties, Pamela. You know that. And they’ve worded the ban so that they can exclude anything they want.

    BLM could run an ad like, “Checked Your White Privilege Lately?” which would be accepted immediately. But anything mentioning BLM violence, or Islamic jihad violence, or even something mildly criticizing sharia law would be rejected as “disparaging”.

    This is a setback to be sure, but the fight for freedom is a long way from over. Hang in there.

  • unboundried

    How is opposing war crimes anti semitic? If Israel doesn’t want to be called out for war crimes, Israel should stop committing war crimes. How much more simple could it be?

    • Grant Woodside

      Israel does not “commit war crimes”
      Israel protects against “war crimes”
      Israel protects against Terrorism
      How much more simple could it be

      • unboundried

        It’s not like nobody expects you to deny it. Every murderer denies their crimes.

        • Grant Woodside

          And who is the best at denial?
          I’ll give you a hint, starts with an I
          And ends with an M
          ISLAM,,
          How much more simple could it be for you?

          Those Terrorists slaughter innocent people
          Running a marathon, riding a train,
          Dancing in a nightclub, relaxing on a beach
          Walking on a bridge, celebrating Christmas
          How much more simple could it be for you?

          • unboundried

            The only difference between extremist Muslims and Israel are the tactics they use.

          • Grant Woodside

            Muslims, “extremist” and “moderate”
            Kill innocent people wherever, whenever they can
            That is a huge difference, the other being
            Israel is a peaceful nation, wishing to maintain peace
            Would you not defend yourself and family
            Against hostile neighbours threatening to destroy you
            And please don’t be asinine enough to claim that of Israel

          • unboundried

            What you do, Israel, is so loud we cannot hear what you say. Stop murdering women and children and then come back and make your argument. As of now, your actions say “ISIL’ and “Hamas” more than they say “peaceful.”

          • Grant Woodside

            Seems we have decided to agree to disagree
            Without malice or bloodshed
            Therein lies the beauty of free speech
            And the right to offend
            If only Islam could do the same

          • unboundried

            Reality and free speech are different things. I speak reality. You deceptively spin reality to your advantage with free speech.

          • IzlamIsTyranny

            Oh really muslum rat? What happened to the ancient Jewish communities that used to live in:
            1. Iraq (Baghdad once had a majority Jewish population)
            2. Syria
            3. Gaza
            4. North Africa (all of it)

            Please die for allah soon.

      • Toy Pupanbai

        USS Liberty!
        When push comes to shove, the national agenda predominate!

        • IzlamIsTyranny

          If you sail your boat into the middle of war zone unannounced WTF did you expect to happen?

    • IzlamIsTyranny

      Who has invaded whose country three times w/genocidal intent Ahmed? Who has fired over ten thousand rocket and mortar rounds into whose country without cause or provocation besides rabid Jew hate. Please go die for allah and his 72 virgins soon…

      • unboundried

        I agree that Israel is as bad as Hamas.

        • IzlamIsTyranny

          Speak to the hand Achmed.

  • InfidelCrusader

    Pamela, I definitely consider what you accomplished here a win. By forcing them to ban all such ads you forced them to inadvertently admit that they chose a side and then forced them to stop publicly supporting that choice. They think they have censored you (and they have) but they were forced to censor themselves as a result of doing so.

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