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Hatem Bazian: Anti-Islam ads on San Francisco buses put Muslims at risk
Mercurynews.com ^ | 09/08/2012 | Hatem Bazian

Posted on 09/09/2012 10:56:56 AM PDT by artichokegrower

Ads running on San Francisco municipal buses, paid for by noted anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller and her American Freedom Defense Initiative, have sparked controversy about hate speech and fears they could stoke more violence against the American Muslim community. The ads come at a time when American Muslims have suffered at least nine attacks across the nation over a two-week period in August.

The advertisements, cribbed from an Ayn Rand quote, state: "In Any War Between the Civilized Man and the Savage, Support the Civilized Man. Support Israel, Defeat Jihad." The Southern Poverty Law Center has identified the American Freedom Defense Initiative as a hate group.

The outcry has focused on discrimination against adherents of Islam, and rightly so. On Aug. 10, pigs' feet were strewed on the lawn of a mosque in Ontario, while Muslim worshipers in Hayward were pelted by oranges and lemons as they walked into prayer. In Illinois, an acid bomb was thrown at an Islamic school and shots were fired at a mosque. In both cases, worshipers were inside attending to Ramadan prayers. A mosque in Joplin, Mo., was torched and burned to the ground, and other mosques in Oklahoma and Rhode Island reported incidents of vandalism. In Panama City, Fla., a Molotov cocktail was thrown at a Muslim family's home.

Geller's ads demonize Muslims at a time when they are under attack.

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Hey Hatem (odd name) it's 2 days before September 11. You might want to SFFU.
1 posted on 09/09/2012 10:57:00 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower
behead those who say islam is violent The Southern Poverty Law Center is full of __it.
2 posted on 09/09/2012 11:04:00 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: artichokegrower
Mark Twain ... said Native Americans were dirty, indolent and would eat food even "a hog would decline." He described one particular Indian nation as being lower than "all races of savages on our continent."

Now be fair -- there might not have been any Muslims in America back then.

3 posted on 09/09/2012 11:04:13 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: artichokegrower
Hatem Bazian is a lecturer in the Department of Near Eastern and Ethnic Studies and director of the Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project at UC Berkeley.

Nuff said.

4 posted on 09/09/2012 11:05:52 AM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: tumblindice

1) Nobody should have to live in fear. 2) Call me when the score reaches the 3,000 who died in the World Trade, and then I promise to give a damn.


5 posted on 09/09/2012 11:10:41 AM PDT by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: artichokegrower

This guy has the gall to add:

“As an educator, I fully support free speech and the open exchange of ideas.”

Then goes on to say why we should NOT have free speech.


6 posted on 09/09/2012 11:12:04 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 97+% of the black vote)
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To: artichokegrower
Nobody wants *violence* against moslems.All we want is for moslems who aren't US citizens to be kicked the f*** out of the country and the ones who *are* citizens to have an FBI agent shadowing every one 24/7/365.

We want nothing more...and nothing less.

7 posted on 09/09/2012 11:15:58 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Voter ID Equals "No Representation Without Respiration")
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To: artichokegrower

But anti-Israel is okay.


8 posted on 09/09/2012 11:16:24 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: freedumb2003
Too many moslems imagine there should be an exception carved out for islam ~ they just don't want you to talk about it in public, particularly where another moslem might see them.

islam has many believers who will kill another moslem just for talking to a ka'fr.

Odds are good that virtually all attacks on moslems in this country were carried out by other moslems of a slightly different denomination (they have 57 denominations BTW ~ remember Obama's states)

9 posted on 09/09/2012 11:20:15 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: tumblindice
Behead those who say Islam is violent

ROTFL!

10 posted on 09/09/2012 11:27:52 AM PDT by Fiji Hill (Deo Vindice!)
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To: 50sDad
I'd like to share a revelation that I've had during my time here. It came to me when I tried to classify your species and I realized that you're not actually mammals. Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you muslims do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Islam is an ideology, a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we Americans are the cure.
11 posted on 09/09/2012 11:31:00 AM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: artichokegrower

Muslims now living in fear in the US; at least they aren’t being killed for their faith as are Christians in many countries dominated by Muslims


12 posted on 09/09/2012 11:36:58 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: tumblindice

Does that fool understand the irony in his sign?


13 posted on 09/09/2012 11:48:22 AM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: 50sDad

” Muslim worshipers in Hayward were pelted by oranges and lemons as they walked into prayer.”

I’ll trade you worshipers being pelted by fruit for a Muslim fanatic shooting our soldiers at Ft. Hood.


14 posted on 09/09/2012 11:53:03 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: artichokegrower

The Southern Poverty Law Center is itself a hate group, so what they say is meaningless.


15 posted on 09/09/2012 12:01:53 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: artichokegrower
could stoke more violence against the American Muslim community

They do most of the stoking themselves.

16 posted on 09/09/2012 12:05:24 PM PDT by bgill
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To: artichokegrower
Pamela Geller

From the Poverty Law Center:

Sounds like she's doing something right.
17 posted on 09/09/2012 12:14:02 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I’m for a Constitutional Amendment specifically delisting Islam as a religion, removing all “freedom of religion” protections, and designating it as a political system inimical to the Constitution.

But you’ve got a great start there!


18 posted on 09/09/2012 12:15:46 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: drypowder
Muslims now living in fear in the US; at least they aren’t being killed for their faith as are Christians in many countries dominated by Muslims.

At least Christians have out-grown their habit of doing the very same thing in the name of their god.

I imagine the temptation to give up the reform is strong these days.

19 posted on 09/09/2012 12:37:07 PM PDT by stboz
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To: FreedomPoster

“I’m for a Constitutional Amendment specifically delisting Islam as a religion”

I’ve successfully argued that Islam cannot be considered a religion to begin with.

All of the living religions possess Moral Absolutes about issues like lying, murder, theft, and etc......the “Thou Shalt Not” stuff.

Since Islam holds many of these issues as conditional, I maintain this radical departure from Moral Absolutes (or Common Notions) that are upheld by all of the worlds religions removes Islam from being classifiable as a religion.


20 posted on 09/09/2012 1:02:13 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: artichokegrower

Yep. If there’s one thing Muslims should fear, it’s the TRUTH!


21 posted on 09/09/2012 1:03:58 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: tumblindice
I'd like to share a revelation that I've had..

Oh.. that's good. That's really, very good. :-)

22 posted on 09/09/2012 1:12:42 PM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

While I agree with you wholeheartedly, I still believe a CA is necessary to properly codify it legally.


23 posted on 09/09/2012 1:31:43 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: stboz
isn't it past time for Muslims to do the same but then that would require their denying the teaching in the Koran where it commands Muslims to kill all who will not convert to Islam. For Christians it comes down to self defense in today's world.
24 posted on 09/09/2012 3:52:10 PM PDT by drypowder
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Nobody wants *violence* against moslems’’.. Speak for yourself.


25 posted on 09/09/2012 4:53:32 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: bgill

“They do most of the stoking themselves’’<. Damn right they do, the worthless Saracen bastards.


26 posted on 09/09/2012 4:55:42 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa
“Nobody wants *violence* against moslems’’.. Speak for yourself.

I'm talking about the ones in this country.As I said...non-citizen moslems (who've committed no crimes):get out and we won't bother you....citizen moslems:make sure you're always looking over your shoulder (if you choose to stay).

27 posted on 09/09/2012 5:11:19 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama's Reelected Imagine The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

Why would any nation concerned for it’s survival and safety want ANY Muslims in it?


28 posted on 09/09/2012 6:15:02 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: artichokegrower



29 posted on 09/09/2012 6:39:15 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: tumblindice

Agent Smith has a very poor understanding of how ecological balance works. No organism on the planet “instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment.” External forces produce the equilibrium, much like constitutional checks and balances.

Also a virus is not an organism.


30 posted on 09/09/2012 8:00:36 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (Perception wins all the battles. Reality wins all the wars.)
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