More Islamophobic hate ads “remixed” on San Francisco buses

Over the weekend, more alterations and “remixes” of Islamophobic ads on MUNI buses appeared across San Francisco as the community continues to take action to denounce the racist hate speech. 

The original ads read: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel … Defeat jihad.” As The Electronic Intifada reported on Friday, anonymous activists had added an image of a hand and a stamp with the words “HATE SPEECH” across placards with the ads, which are paid for by notorious anti-Muslim inciter Pamela Geller and her group, the American Freedom Defense Initiative.

More alterations of the ad have been spotted in San Francisco. On Sunday, an anonymous person posted a photo on Indybay with a comment that reads, ”Ads on three more buses were revised today.” The sign was remixed to read “In any war between the colonizer and the colonized, support the oppressed. Support the Palestinian right of return … Defeat racism.”

Here is that photo:

The newest remix of the Islamophobic ad. (Photographer unknown)




And Geller is paying the bill!


Not only is Geller indeed paying the bill but a real thumbs up for the artist who managed to get this racism altered and done over with a real - hahahah may I add - universal principle actually to be found in Nevi'im (Yeshayahu or Isaiah). Let the oppressed go free! Thumbs down for MUNI who apparently run these buses and allow these gellerisms on their buses. If I were a Palestinian or Arab or anyone with morals, I would boycott MUNI until they shape up.


Actually, MUNI contested their obligation to run them under the First Amendment, and a court ruled that they had to. On at least some buses, they have ads running alongside these that point to them and state that the transit authority doesn't support this crap. (I paraphrase.) So it's not actually their fault.


Not their fault? Oh, please! Since when does a judge decide and under which law article that a company is obligated to accept the money to run ads? That is crap, right there!


I have read both MoJo. And do not agree with Engelmayer. Leaving a door open and basically saying that apparently he finds the text uncivil is not a good enough argument or motivation for a decision like this one. Disingenious and hiding behind the First Amendment not researching well enough. Anyway, the SFMTA was a lot more courageous and moral doing what it did. It really showed its colors. I was perplexed really by the whole thing and the text (Rand was a fascist and racist so referring to her says it all) and what this group thinks it can do in spewing hatred and waisting money for this. Geller seems to have a severe personality disturbance thinking that referring to the Holocaust will render everyone mute allowing her the same nazi-like propaganda. But frankly except inflaming and hurting people, besides polluting the atmosphere, she and her cronies including the attorney is simultaneously seen for what they are: bigots who try to get headlines which eventually will blow up in their face. Thanks for the links.

Nora Barrows-Friedman

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Nora Barrows-Friedman is a staff writer and associate editor at The Electronic Intifada, and is the author of In Our Power: US Students Organize for Justice in Palestine (Just World Books, 2014).