The media is falling all over themselves desperately trying to frame our counter jihad ads as “islamophobic.”
Here was the statement I submitted to Jonathan Vigliotti of NBC News:
The ad is just stating a fact – that there have been over 19,000 jihad attacks since 9/11. How is it “Islamophobic” to point that out? It is “Islamophobic” and a real attempt to paint all Muslims as jihadists to suggest that all Muslims would oppose attempts to rein in the jihadists.I’m wondering why there was no comparable brouhaha when two vicious anti-Israel ads ran – nothing like the reaction there has been over a statement of real fact. There was no concern in the media about “hate speech” and incitement to violence against Jews by those dishonest messages. The actual story here is the systemic and institutionalized bias in the media.The truth is not offensive. The millions slaughtered in jihad – that is offensive to free men.
Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner wants Metro-North to warn passengers that the ads could be upsetting and don’t represent Metro-North’s views or that of the community. Our ads are statements of fact. There have been over 19,441 deadly Islamic attacks since 911. Feiner wants to warn people of what, exactly? The truth? Why didn’t Feiner react as viscerally when the same kiosks had vicious blood libels posted about Israel? Feiner is OK with anti-Jewish ads. His bias is showing.
Feiner says, “[Muslims] should not be discriminated against. The posters encourage hatred, discrimination and do not help the efforts to fight hate crimes.” Feiner implies that all Muslims support jihad. Sounds like Feiner is painting all Muslims with the same brush. How islamophobic.
UPDATE: I forgot to mention that the NBC News reporter actually told me that the fact that 911 was in the ad was “hateful.” I said what could be more hateful than the largest and bloodiest attack on American soil in US history. We are supposed to scrub that from our history books now? We can say 911 becuause that offends Muslims, too? Needless to say. that exchange didn’t make it on the air. As a matter of fact little of what I said made it on the air.