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U.S. Lawmaker: Boycott Subway Over Anti-Jihad Ad
Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/10/12 | Elad Benari

Posted on 10/10/2012 10:28:50 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

A U.S. lawmaker called Wednesday for a boycott of public transit systems in Washington and other cities running a pro-Israel advertisement that denounces "the savage" in Muslim countries, AFP reported.

The advertisements, which have also run on trains in New York and buses in San Francisco, went up this week at four stations in the U.S. capital area after a federal judge ruled that the group enjoyed a right to free speech.

Citing security concerns, the operator of the Metro had sought to delay the billboards, which read, "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad."

Representative Mike Honda, a Democrat from California, said he supported the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of free speech and understood the court order for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to run the advertisements.

But "the right to not support hate speech is also a right, which is why I encourage people to boycott, if possible, WMATA" and public transit in the other places where the ad is running until the ad buys are finished, Honda said in a statement.

"We do not have to support hate speech," he added, according to AFP.

Honda, who as a child was interned at a camp due to his Japanese ancestry, said he took the issue "very personally" because he remembered the "hateful billboards and caricatures that equated Japanese Americans to savages" during World War II.

"We learn from history that hate speech and hysteria have dire consequences, the result of societal complacency, failed political leadership and the lack of courage to stand up and speak out against hate," he said.

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(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ad; boycott; dcmetro; mikehonda
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Boycott the subway. You can always ride a limousine to work like I do.

It's hate speech to call someone a savage just because they pass out candy to celebrate the murder of an infant in her bed, or consider people heroes who do things like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9QiYTZ5vvQ

1 posted on 10/10/2012 10:28:59 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5
“Boycott Subway Over Anti-Jihad Ad”

OK, I'll eat there after hitting Chick-fil-A...

2 posted on 10/10/2012 10:31:55 PM PDT by decal (I'm not rude, I don't suffer fools is all.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Representative Mike Honda, a Democrat from California
What a surprise. DNC antisemitism strikes again!
3 posted on 10/10/2012 10:33:45 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Eleutheria5

These people are offensive and need a good beheading.


4 posted on 10/10/2012 10:33:50 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Eleutheria5

When the Islamonazis finally take over, useful idiots like Mike Honda will be among the first to have their heads separated from their bodies.


5 posted on 10/10/2012 10:35:51 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: P-Marlowe

He didn’t use it, so he won’t need it.


6 posted on 10/10/2012 10:37:05 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: P-Marlowe

He didn’t use it, so he won’t need it.


7 posted on 10/10/2012 10:37:05 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Mikey sounds like a dumbass commie ‘RAT when he “equates” Japanese Americans during World War II to murdering Islamofascist terrorists. That’s what he is doing here. The boy really needs to think about what he’s saying before he opens his big mouth and says it.


8 posted on 10/10/2012 10:38:43 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Count me in. I’m not just boycotting the DC subway, I’m boycotting the entire cesspool of a city.


9 posted on 10/10/2012 10:40:38 PM PDT by j. earl carter
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To: FlingWingFlyer

In wikipedia it says this limo-riding genius was an edumactor and skool principal before he wormed his way into Congress. So of course he’s a big lib who BTW supports immigration for same sex partners......as if we don’t have enough homos in America. Not to mention Congressional staff, heavily gay & lesbian, as is the entire Federale bureaucracy in the DC region


10 posted on 10/10/2012 10:45:31 PM PDT by dennisw (Government be yo mamma - Re-elect Barack Obama)
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To: Eleutheria5

I do not get what’s hate about the poster.
Yea, these people who get drivers and limos......yea they probably don’t even know what a subway is.


11 posted on 10/10/2012 10:46:53 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: P-Marlowe
When the Islamonazis finally take over, useful idiots like Mike Honda will be among the first to have their heads separated from their bodies.

And if by some miracle I am still alive at that point, hearing that the monsters they constantly enable have butchered them will probably be one of my few moments of respite. Of course, they'll probably still be very confused about what is happening to them. Oh well...

12 posted on 10/10/2012 10:47:20 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Those concepts appear too complicated for Honda to understand. Nor Erin Burnett when she interviewed Pamela Gellar. I think it was Erin.


13 posted on 10/10/2012 10:57:44 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Eleutheria5
Honda, who as a child was interned at a camp due to his Japanese ancestry, said he took the issue "very personally" because he remembered the "hateful billboards and caricatures that equated Japanese Americans to savages" during World War II.

I wonder how differently this would have turned out had Japanese immigrants carried out commando attacks and spouted anti-US propaganda on US soil during WWII?

14 posted on 10/10/2012 11:03:24 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (I'm no racist!! I just hate white folks!!! - BHO 2007)
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To: svcw
I do not get what’s hate about the poster.

Ya see, it ain't the poster.....it's the thought behind the poster. To this guy, thoughts = hate and must be controlled by the government. But I guess it would be wrong to be hatin' on this turd for hatin' on the hate poster.

15 posted on 10/10/2012 11:09:01 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Eleutheria5
It's hate speech to call someone a savage just because they pass out candy to celebrate the murder of an infant in her bed, or consider people heroes who do things like this:

If I was Subway, I'd cruise their web sites for fast food sites in the islamic world, and get good translations of the text. Then I'd run a side-by-side ad of "Our advertising, and our competitor's advertising". Then include their original ad, and the translation.

Aside from giving away free jihadi advertising on Subway's own dime, they can also see how long it takes the head-hackers complain about telling the truth. My guess: they'd copyright in the US every bit of their own advertising they could, and then threaten to sue Subway for copyright violation by infidels, as opposed to "hate speech" or false advertising.

16 posted on 10/10/2012 11:15:11 PM PDT by 300winmag (Overkill Never Fails)
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To: 300winmag

Not Subway fast food. Subway trains. Honda wants commuters to boycott the trains.


17 posted on 10/10/2012 11:27:23 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Isn’t Jarod from Subway an Arab?


18 posted on 10/10/2012 11:30:11 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: TigerClaws

Mustn’t be a Muslim, since they use a lot of cured ham.


19 posted on 10/10/2012 11:31:52 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Not Subway fast food. Subway trains.”

But we don’t have subways in Texas so how could I boycott them even if I wanted to? I did quit buying at Subway’s in our part of the state though - got tired of being the only Caucasian there, even though it is one of the few fast food places where you can watch and make sure the preparers don’t put anything “strange” on your sandwich.


20 posted on 10/10/2012 11:35:26 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: piytar

“When the Islamonazis finally take over, useful idiots like Mike Honda will be among the first to have their heads separated from their bodies.
And if by some miracle I am still alive at that point, hearing that the monsters they constantly enable have butchered them will probably be one of my few moments of respite. Of course, they’ll probably still be very confused about what is happening to them. Oh well...”

The nauseating pronouncements of the self-hating father of beheaded Nick Berg is an example of as insane a cognitive dissonance as one can imagine. The father of beheaded journalist Daniel Pearl is not far behind.


21 posted on 10/10/2012 11:45:10 PM PDT by Seeing More Clearly Now
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To: Eleutheria5
Your muzzie brothers await your arrival at their mosk, Mr. Honda.

Liberal, secular 'infidels' must be prosecuted, says Brotherhood preacher

22 posted on 10/10/2012 11:47:59 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Grams A

“But we don’t have subways in Texas so how could I boycott them even if I wanted to?”

You’ll just have to write to Mr. Honda asking to be excused, until such time as there’s a subway in El Paso with a sign on it saying to side with civilized people. Broadly hint that a little funding sent your way would help build it, so you could boycott it like he wants. If you do get a large check from the federal government, deposit it, withdraw a few hundred, and then go on down to your local Subway with a bunch of your Caucasian friends, and take up all the seats as you order your hearts out. Tip generously.


23 posted on 10/11/2012 12:32:56 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

i’ll have a $5 foot long w/ bacon and a side of burning koran, please


24 posted on 10/11/2012 12:39:52 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: sten

You get Innocence of Muslims on a CD with that order. Just bring along a copy of some freep posts.


25 posted on 10/11/2012 12:52:11 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Flyers on the subway, buttons, t shirts, bumper stickers.
Depends how motivated messengers are. this is a battle that they cannot win.


26 posted on 10/11/2012 12:57:42 AM PDT by Morris70
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To: decal

Subway/Chick-fil-A
Resturants - -

L O L!
That’s the way I read it, too!


27 posted on 10/11/2012 1:33:10 AM PDT by USARightSide (SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: USARightSide

“Citing security concerns, the operator of the Metro had sought to delay the billboards”

and thereby vindicated the message of the billboards.


28 posted on 10/11/2012 1:56:10 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Japanese were savages during world war 2.
Get over it Honda.


29 posted on 10/11/2012 2:11:07 AM PDT by Palio di Siena
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To: Eleutheria5

I had to read more carefully. First thought this was about Subway, the worst sub sandwich maker.

Around here they are all owned/staffed by M.E . types. Got into a verbal fight w/ one over a dollar bill w/ one corner torn off.


30 posted on 10/11/2012 2:33:12 AM PDT by Vinnie (A)
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To: Vinnie

Saw one [mideast/hindu type]just rag on a new employee who was a young black kid.Was hoping he’d stuff the sandwich he was trying to make in her face.lol


31 posted on 10/11/2012 2:38:41 AM PDT by Uncle Meat
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To: Palio di Siena

The Jews were put in internment camps in Egypt in 1967. Every male from age 7 to 70. Afterwards they were all forcibly expelled, a community that dated back to King Solomon. But with whom does Honda sympathize?


32 posted on 10/11/2012 3:12:27 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Must be vicarious, retroactive Stockholm Syndrome.


33 posted on 10/11/2012 3:13:54 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

If jihad isn’t hateful, what is?

Anti-jihad speech opposes hate, ergo Honda is supporting hate speech when he opposes the ad by condoning jihad.


34 posted on 10/11/2012 3:17:53 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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Mike Honda is just pushing Islamic Hate. Most Muslim countries would handle him worse than any US internment camp would.


35 posted on 10/11/2012 3:21:36 AM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: Eleutheria5

Yeah, Rep, that’s really going to work.


36 posted on 10/11/2012 3:47:35 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Eleutheria5

Now, I’ll have to eat at Subway for lunch today.


37 posted on 10/11/2012 4:41:49 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama loved the poor so much, he created millions more.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Imagine a lawmaker calling for a boycott of anti-Nazi businesses in 1942.

Idiots. I mean the folks who voted for this person.


38 posted on 10/11/2012 5:15:58 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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39 posted on 10/11/2012 5:48:00 AM PDT by SJackson (none of this suggests there are hostile feelings for the US in Egypt, Victoria Nuland, State Dept)
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To: Eleutheria5

I’ll take a Harley over a Honda any day of the week.

Oh, and BTW, Pam Geller is a wonderful person. I have met her and talked with her at length.

That being said, I will be very happy if veiled, bomb toting, TP eschewing muzzies boycott the subway.

This policy would also be welcome in Israel, as it would make the buses much more pleasant and safe for riders.


40 posted on 10/11/2012 6:17:19 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the Darkroom that Develops Negatives.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Boycott the subway! Everyone get back into your cars!!

That’ll be better. Sure.


41 posted on 10/11/2012 6:42:00 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Put a bag over his head, and don’t take it off until you’re kicking him out the cargo door into an Afghani hot zone.

Talk about a reality check.


42 posted on 10/11/2012 6:53:09 AM PDT by Tuanedge (Warriors victorious in a hundred battles, flee when a tiger enters their tent.)
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To: decal
“Boycott Subway Over Anti-Jihad Ad” OK, I'll eat there after hitting Chick-fil-A...

I'm boycotting Honda.

43 posted on 10/11/2012 6:57:42 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: Eleutheria5; IsraelBeach; tedbel; Shellybenoit; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; forkinsocket; Inyokern; ...
I believe those pro-Israel public transit ads that are the subject of this outrage on the part of Congressman Honda were initiated by Pam Geller. Good for her!

Honda's logic in comparing the ads to the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII is grossly flawed. The ads do not advocate the internment, nor any other inhumane or illegal treatment, of any Americans whatsoever.

Furthermore, boycotting mass transit as Honda advocates might hurt the boycotters and others economically. But leftists like Honda don't really care about that, because, in his way of thinking, in DC most of these mass transit riders boycotting would be federal workers who will be taken care of regardless of whether or not they show up for their jobs.

44 posted on 10/11/2012 7:00:15 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: Eleutheria5

“But “the right to not support hate speech is also a right, which is why I encourage people to boycott, if possible, WMATA” and public transit in the other places where the ad is running until the ad buys are finished, Honda said in a statement.”

This guy was interned during WW2. Obviously he is allowing his personal experience on an entirely DIFFERENT set of circumstances to influence his decision on this subject.
His reaction is an emotional, irrational one.

The situations are NOT analogous. Islam is the equivalent of Fascism and is, by our current western standards, a BRUTAL, INTOLERANT, SEXIST cult. Would he oppose a poster attacking Fascism on the subway system? I certainly would hope not but today one never knows.


45 posted on 10/11/2012 7:10:48 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: Eleutheria5

It would be great if the taxpayers could boycott paying for the subway. Ridership doesn’t matter when you have a free flow of “other peoples’ money”.


46 posted on 10/11/2012 7:17:57 AM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: justiceseeker93

Yes, Pam Geller put up the ads on some of the subway platforms in NYC and, I think, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco. She did it in response to anti-Israel ads that had previously been posted. This Honda guy is a moron - asking middle-class and working-class people to boycott the subways...


47 posted on 10/11/2012 8:08:21 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: VeniVidiVici
Hey Rep Honda, How do ya like me now? Let's boycott Bugs Bunny while we're at it. Hey let's boycott Honda. Oh, he's not part of THAT Honda? My bad, all them Japs rook arike /s
48 posted on 10/11/2012 8:09:58 AM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Honda, who as a child was interned at a camp due to his Japanese ancestry, said he took the issue "very personally" because he remembered the "hateful billboards and caricatures that equated Japanese Americans to savages" during World War II.

1. How old is this guy? In order to remember what he says he does, he must be pushing 80. If he is not, then he's lying.

2. I want to see picture proof of the hateful billboards.

49 posted on 10/11/2012 8:29:45 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Grams A
But we don’t have subways in Texas ...

There used to be short one just West of downtown Ft. Worth. It ran from a parking lot to a department store (what was it, A Montgomery Wards?) and a bit further, but not much further.

50 posted on 10/11/2012 8:54:17 AM PDT by BlueDragon (going to change my name to "Nobody" then run for elective office)
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