‘Islamorealism’ ad claims ‘19,207 deadly Islamic attacks since 9/11’
New York City train commuters may soon see new anti-Islam advertisements on the city’s Metro North line.
The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) created an ad campaign to raise awareness about Jihadist activities against Israel and the United States, highlighting the number of Islamist attacks since Sept. 11, 2001, and a growing number of deaths that have resulted.
“19,207 deadly Islamic attacks since 9/11/01 and counting,” the ad reads. “It’s not Islamophohia, it’s Islamorealism.”
The $15,000 campaign is a response to pro-Palestine ads. It will cover 75 station kiosks throughout the Metro North route for a four-week period.
“We wanted to bring some reality — because truth is a recognition of reality — we wanted to bring some truth to Metro North,” said AFDI executive director Pamela Geller.
“People need to understand the implications of the Islamization of America,” she added.
Geller’s group is already in litigation with the New York City Metro Transit Authority after the rail system rejected a different series of ads on the grounds that they violated its advertising standards — a move Geller is framing in terms of the First Amendment.
One series of ads read “Support Israel, defeat Jihad.” Another read “End U.S. military aid to Israel.”
A third, appearing on city buses, read “Muslims for Peace, Love for All, Hatred for None, 1-800-WHY-ISLAM.”
Geller is awaiting approval of her latest ads, and said she will take legal action again if necessary. If the new ads meet with the New York rail system’s approval, she hopes to take her message nationwide — starting on San Francisco’s BART system.