‘Killing Jews is worship’ advertisements go up in CaliforniaBy Mason White 12:30 PM March 13, 2013
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By: Ryan Lee Hall
(Scroll down for video) New advertisements have popped in in San Francisco, California, that state “Killing Jews is worship,” according to video uploaded to the internet.
A controversy has rekindled this week as ten new advertisements appeared on San Francisco Muni buses that contain quotations used by terrorists.
“Killing Jews is worship that brings us closer to God,” one of the advertisements state. People are talking about the thin line between free speech and hate speech.
“The aim of our campaign is to show the reality of Jihad, the root cause of terrorism by using the exact quotes and texts they use,” Pamela Geller, chief of the American Freedom Defense Institute, said.
Several leaders of the city of San Francisco, including the District Attorney, George Gascon, have condemned the campaign.
“San Francisco will not tolerate Islamophobic intolerance,” Gascon, said. “The only thing necessary for evil to prevail is for good people to look away and do nothing,” he added.
The Board of Supervisors President, David Chiu, said that the Freedom Defense Initiative is run by known extremists and said he is introducing a resolution at the board meeting on Tuesday to denounce the advertisements.
Geller said that the advertisements were a response to another bus advertising campaign earlier this year by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
This campaign sought to dissociate the word “jihad” from violence and reclaim its meaning as “struggle”, which is a fundamental principle of Islam.Mobile video not loading? Click here to view