Thursday, July 26, 2012

We Must Run These Ads


From Jihad Watch July 25 by Robert Spencer

MTA Violated Rights of Pro-Israel Group, Judge Says


MTA Violated Rights of Group, Judge Says New York Times:

Pamela Geller, executive director of the group that sought to place
the ad, called the decision “a victory for freedom-loving people.”

Judge: MTA Violated First Amendment By Rejecting The Word “Savages” In Pro-Israel Ads Gothamist

Judge Rules Against MTA in Favor of Pro-Israel Ads Algemeiner

Judge says MTA wrongly blocked bus ads critical of Israel's enemies

AFDI First Amendment Victory: Pro-Israel Ads Must Run Attacking Jihad Right Side News

MTA Crimped Free Speech, Judge Rules Wall Street Journal

New York bus system can't bar pro-Israel, ‘defeat Jihad’ ads Reuters

We won the free speech battle, but the war isn’t even close to over. Your contribution will get these ads up in New York and California. It is critical in the war of ideas. The enemedia is at war with the truth. Help us fight in the information battle-space.

On Friday, we won a huge victory for the freedom of speech. A Federal Judge ruled that New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority had violated our First Amendment rights by not allowing us to run our pro-Israel ad.

Now we can run our pro-freedom, pro-Israel, anti-jihad ads all over the country – if only we have the resources to do so.

All over the country, we can tell the simple truth that the media fears to tell: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Defeat jihad. Support Israel.”

The First Amendment still exists, even in this age of Obama, and Muslims aren’t a protected class in the U.S. – at least not yet.

This is great news. But these ads aren’t cheap. We are running these ads in New York, California, DC and NY's Metro-North. The least expensive run for ads in the New York City subway system is $10,000.

Islamic supremacists and Hamas front groups, funded by unsavory, shadowy figures overseas, are running anti-Israel hate ads all over the country. We intend to match them city for city. The court ruling shows that we have just as much right to tell the truth as they do to spread their lies, and we intend to do it.

We’re also continuing our lawsuit against Detroit’s SMART transit system for refusing to run our ads offering help to Muslims who want to leave Islam but are threatened for doing so: we already won that case, but Detroit’s dhimmi authorities still won’t put our ads up.

Everywhere they restrict our First Amendment rights, we will sue. Everywhere. And everywhere we win – and we will continue to win – we will put up our ads in defense of truth, freedom and human rights.

But the costs continue to mount. We do so much with so little. We are not backed by wealthy foundations or philanthropists, and do not have a massive donor base. We depend solely on you: on individuals who value the freedom of the individual and the dignity of the human person. Without your support, we would not have been able to get this far. Now that we have won the battle for free speech, please help us follow
through and place as many ads as we can.

Please donate via Paypal to or tax-deductible We don’t get salaries and we don’t have a staff. Your contribution will go entirely to our work for freedom. And for that, may God bless you.

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