Ads on 20 Metro buses in the nation’s capital link Adolf Hitler with Islam, portraying “Islamic Jew-hatred.”
Washington - Ads on 20 Metro buses in the nation’s capital link Adolf Hitler with Islam, portraying “Islamic Jew-hatred.”
The ads, placed by American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), show a photo of Hitler conversing with “his staunch ally” Haj Amin al-Husseini, grand mufti of Jerusalem during WWII. The ads are scheduled to run until mid-June according to AFP.
“Islamic Jew-hatred: It’s in the Quran. Two-thirds of all US aid goes to Islamic countries. Stop racism. End all aid to Islamic countries,” states the ad, in addition to a disclaimer from the Metro transit authority.
Metro says they cannot remove the ads based on a case from 2012 that states bus advertisements are included in free speech protected by the Constitution.
The campaign is an attempt to raise funds of $20,000 by Friday through an online fund that has accumulated $7,500 as of Tuesday.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim civil rights group, strongly condemns the campaign, and is developing its own ads in response to AFDI.
AFDI co-founder Pamela Geller says the advertisements are a response to previous bus signs placed on buses in April by American Muslims for Palestine that read, “Stop US aid to Israel’s occupation.”
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