Starting next week, a series of six anti-jihad ads are set to appear on about 100 buses and two subway entrances in New York City, The Blaze reported Saturday. One ad shows beheaded American journalist James Foley next to the man who killed him and reads, “It’s not Islamophobia, it’s Islamorealism.”
Another ad says that “Christians are becoming extinct everywhere in the Middle East except Israel” and demands an end to U.S. aid going to Muslim countries. One ad that was previously used shows Adolf Hitler with the Mufti of Jerusalem and says that hatred of Jews is in the Quran. “End all aid to Islamic countries,” the ad says, adding that two-thirds of all U.S. aid goes to Islamic nations.
The ads are paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an organization run by blogger Pamela Gellar. Gellar, The Blaze said, told the AP the ads highlight points about Islam the government and the media ignore.
According to the Associated Press, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority rejected one ad that read, “Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah” because it could incite violence. The MTA is required by court order to run viewpoint ads, and must include a disclaimer saying it does not endorse the view of the ads, the AP said.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, however, doesn’t approve of the ads, Haaretz reported. On Friday, he called the campaign “outrageous, inflammatory and wrong.”
“These hateful messages serve only to divide and stigmatize when we should be coming together as one city,” he said. “While those behind these ads only display their irresponsible intolerance, the rest of us who may be forced to view them can take comfort in the knowledge that we share a better, loftier and nobler view of humanity.”
But de Blasio’s “loftier and nobler view of humanity” is marred by the increasing number of atrocities coming out of the Middle East and the growing mountain of decapitated bodies that seems to follow ISIS wherever it goes. As we reported in August, ISIS militants have been “systematically beheading” Christian children in Mosul. According to the Anglican vicar of Baghdad, ISIS terrorists cut a five-year-old boy in half, and another witness said ISIS tore a woman in two after tying her to two vehicles. Other reports say ISIS has buried women and children alive, and the group has posted videos of mass killings.
Islamic terrorists have engaged in brutality that rivals that of the Nazi regime, judging from recent reports. Sister Hatune Dogan, a Turkish-born Syrian Orthodox nun whose family moved to Germany when she was 15, recently said Muslims have sliced off the breasts of Christian girls kidnapped in Iraq and Syria. Last year, she also testified that fundamentalist Muslims were draining, bottling and selling blood of Christians they had killed.
The ADFI says it plans to roll out the ads in other major cities across the country. The group says that previous ads have been vindicated by the growing atrocities and savagery of ISIS.