the Court agrees with the plaintiffs that the most reasonable
interpretation of their advertisement is that they oppose acts of
Islamic terrorism directed at Israel. Thus, if the question before this
Court were whether the MBTA adopted the best interpretation of an
ambiguous advertisement, it would side with the plaintiffs. But
restrictions on speech in a non-public forum need only be reasonable and
need not be the most reasonable. See Ridley, 390 F.3d at 90.
We are moving forward with this lawsuit. Read the whole thing here. We mean to overturn Ridley and will go all the way to the Supremes.
you and your family hear of the daily acts of jihad both here and
abroad, where do you turn? If you are like most knowledgeable freedom
lovers, you come here. You support our work.
Why? Because you know that no one is doing the work we are doing, going
on the offense, exposing the agenda of the enemies of freedom. And you
also know that your contribution will fund the fight in defense of
freedom by dedicated, indefatigable freedom fighters. Your contributions have helped make scores of ad campaigns and initiatives possible.
We are so grateful to you for supporting our efforts. Thanks to you, the message has reached the hundreds of thousands of Americans -- informing, educating, activating.
And if you’d like, you can specify your gift to a particular ad campaign or program –
our pro-Israel ad campaigns, anti-CAIR ad awareness, the honor killing
media campaign, jihad awareness ads, public demonstrations, free speech
lawsuits – wherever you choose. Just write it in the message here.
We responded to their fallacious narrative (below):
Our action plans for 2014 are even more ambitious. Now more than ever, we have to educate the American people. And we are getting it done. AFDI fights this propaganda putsch by going on the offense and taking the message to the people. We’re bringing the truth about the jihad against free people and Islamic supremacism directly to the people. We force a media discussion of the grim realities of jihad and Sharia that they usually sweep under the rug.
ads just went up on buses in Denver! And they are a sight for the sore
eyes tired of the propaganda and Jew-hatred of antisemites and Islamic
I ran these ads to counter the vicious blood libel currently running there (below), luridly accusing the state of Israel of ethnic cleansing.
accusing Israel of “ethnic cleansing” are appearing on Denver-area
buses while the Jewish National Fund holds its national conference in
ads, which include the slogan “Want peace? Stop ethnic cleansing in
Palestine,” are sponsored by the website Notaxdollarstoisrael.com and
the Colorado BDS Campaign (Read more: JTA)
are continuing with our lawsuit against Seattle transit for their
refusal to run our FBI Global Faces of Terrorism ad (below). We will
prevail in that lawsuit. Just as we will prevail in our lawsuit against
When you make your end-of-year tax-deductible contributions, consider who is getting things done.
gift is extremely important to AFDI, because it provides the resources
necessary to make an immediate impact that will fund the fight in this
difficult war. Your gift of $50 $100, $500, $1,000 can make all the
From the very beginning, our initiatives at AFDI/SIOA have been gamechangers. From
the Ground Zero mosque to our explosive ad campaigns, we are changing
the "savage" narrative. And for all our extraordinary efforts, we have
done it all solely on your contributions.
is no better investment in the fight for freedom than a group that is
bold, outspoken, forthright, honest, determined – and effective. A group
like AFDI. Now more than ever, when voices and work like ours are
increasingly silenced, is the time that we have to be bolder and go on
the offense. And we do that like no one else (scroll down).
As the clouds continue to gather on the international scene, 2013 has been another year of groundbreaking work with unparalleled results for our American Freedom Defense Initiative.
is no group that can match our effective guerrilla style of media and
legal warfare – and for our expanding efforts we have relied solely on
the love of freedom and generosity of our donors.
We ran ads in Edmonton, Alberta, offering help to Muslim girls living
in fear of honor killing. But now even that is “racist”: Edmonton
Transit caved in to Islamic supremacist demands and took our ads down.
The enemedia called our ads “dishonorable” and, above all,
“controversial.” It’s “dishonorable” and “controversial” to save lives?
Under the Sharia it is. Yet vicious blood libels against Israel are OK,
and are running on transit systems across Canada.
though our ads were taken down, the coverage our initiative received
drew unprecedented attention to the horror of honor killing. Look at the
front page of the Edmonton Sun:
are not giving up. We are going to challenge their decision in
Edmonton, and run the ads elsewhere in Canada. The fact that Islamic
supremacist groups are so threatened by these ads shows how desperately
they are needed. Clearly we struck a nerve: these Muslim groups don’t
want people speaking out against honor killing, and so we have to speak
out louder than ever.
Back in July the FBI ran a terrorism awareness campaign featuring bus ads depicting photos of 16 wanted terrorists, all of whom were Muslim. This was a campaign sponsored by the Joint Terrorism Task Force for the State Department’s Rewards for Justice program, or RFJ.
But then leftists and Islamic supremacists complained that the ads were
“Islamophobic,” and they came down – and Seattle is refusing to allow
We are suing. We have filed a motionasking
the federal court in Seattle to order the King County transit
authorities to run our anti-terrorism advertisement featuring photos of
16 of the world’s Most Wanted Terrorists. Twelve years
after the 9/11 jihad terror attacks, it has come to this: we have to
file suit to fight against jihad terrorism, and the media calls us a
“hate group” for doing it.
CBS Video here: Pamela Geller, AFDI Sues Seattle for Denying Anti-Terror Ads For Fear of Offending Muslims
Also in Seattle, “Palestinians” ran ads accusing Israel of stealing
“Palestinian” territory, but we countered with ads that told the truth
that “Palestinian” leaders have said that a “Palestinian” state would be
entirely off-limits to Jews.
in Israel have equal rights with Jewish Israelis. By contrast, both the
President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas and Prime
Minister Salam Fayyad have gone on record saying that no Jews will be
allowed to live in Palestine, and that all Jewish communities in Judea
and Samaria and Jewish neighborhoods built in post-67 Jerusalem will
have to be emptied out before they will accept their state. They are
demanding a Judenrein state.
Transit didn’t want to run our ad and made us submit an abundance of
documentation (which the “Palestinian” hate ad sponsors had never had to
do), but we fought and we won. We countered the vicious anti-Semitic
“Palestinian” campaign with the truth.
are pursuing legal action in Florida for their refusal to un our Truth
about CAIR campaign to refute CAIR's latest deception ad in Tampa.
Below photoscan: front page of The San Francisco Examiner with our ads highlighting Muslim oppression of gays under the sharia.
Here is just some of what we accomplished in 2013:
My Jihad Ads
. When the Hamas-tied Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) rolled out a cynical and deceptive campaign
designed to lull Americans into complacency about the jihad threat by
making them think that jihad just meant getting in your exercise or
taking the kids to school, I countered with an ad campaign
depicting the actual words of jihad terrorists such as Osama bin Laden
and Hamas, showing that all too many Muslims think jihad involves mass
murder of Infidels. Of course, the mainstream media tried to obscure the
fact that our campaign depicted actual quotes from actual
jihadis -- but the truth was obvious to the public. We were inundated
with emails thanking me for telling the truth about jihad after years of lies from government, law enforcement and the mainstream media.
San Francisco, I ran ads condemning Islam's oppression of gays. You
might have thought that San Francisco leaders would have welcomed such
an initiative, but it turned out that the imperative to appease Islam
trumped even concern for gay rights: in an unprecedented move, the San
Francisco City Council denounced my ads in a public statement. The local
media even termed them "anti-gay," even though we were standing for the
rights of gays in Muslim countries. The hostility to our ads in San
Francisco showed how deeply rooted the hatred for the West and
Judeo-Christian civilization really is among today's societal leaders:
even when we were defending what they ostensibly stood for, they
denounced us, because we were pro-freedom and pro-human rights in ways
that showed up their hypocrisy and capitulation to Sharia oppression. It
was a sad indication of the cowardice and confusion of the present age.
Israel apartheid ads
Ads calling Israel an apartheid state ran on New York Metro platforms.
Our Islamic apartheid ads immediately went up in subway stations in New
York City and Washington, DC, to counter the Islamic supremacists’ lies
and expose the truth about the Sharia.
For years, ads like this one have run unchallenged. But this time, we were there. Their lies did not stand unchallenged.
New Yorkers stop to read the ads (above) and take photos of them
Quran Ads on every clock in NYC Subway Stations
When the Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) ran
ads featuring a quote from the Qur'an designed to mislead Americans
about the nature and ideological underpinnings of the jihad threat, we
countered with a quote from the Qur'an saying that Allah would "strike
terror into the hearts of the unbelievers" (3:151) and showing the
burning World Trade Center towers. This depicted the reality of the
jihad against the U.S. that CAIR was determined to obfuscate and
obscure, so that we would be unable to defend ourselves adequately
against it. Our ads ran on the 150+ clocks in the New York subway
system, circumventing media denial by taking the truth directly to the
Our Pro-Israel "savage" ads ran across the country:
Our "Islamorealism ads ran in New York's Metro Stations:
The British Ban Legal Battle
· We’re also fighting a legal battle against our unjust ban from Britain.
The British government uncritically accepted information about us given
them by Leftists and Islamic supremacists – but we’re not taking it
lying down. We have mounted a full appeal, and have contracted with British legal help.
the British government letting in a steady stream of Islamic jihad
leaders who preach blood and murder, to bar us for speaking the truth
about jihad and calling for defense of equality of rights for all shows
how far Britain is sunk. We could give up and leave them to their fate.
But we’re committed to the fight for freedom: the fight against the ban
is just about us, but about whether voices of freedom will still be
allowed to be heard in Britain. We say: They must be.
· In yet another legal battle, we’re challenging the U.S. Trademark Office’s denial of a trademark for our “Stop Islamization of America” name.
The Trademark Office said the name denigrated all Muslims – a claim
rendered ridiculous by the Muslims valiantly taking to the streets and
fighting against Islamization in Egypt, toppling the Muslim Brotherhood
regime there. We’re appealing their denial. Several news agencies
recently covered our appeal, bringing previously unheard-of media
attention to the all-important concept of Islamization.
911 AFDI Memorial and Press Conference
In between preparing and reviewing legal briefs, we held a Memorial and Press Conference at Ground Zero on September 11, 2013, the twelfth anniversary of the 9/11 jihad terror attacks at 1PM at the southwest corner of Zuccotti Park, at Church and Cedar streets in lower Manhattan (above). Robert
Spencer and I hosted, and featured speakers were 9/11 family member
Nelly Braginsky, 9/11 first responder Alan T. DeVona, and Coptic
Christian human rights activist Ashraf Ramelah. We focused on the
outrageous anti-American goings-on at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, and
the need to tell the truth about Islamic jihad both at that Museum and
in the public square – where the truth about Muslim persecution of
non-Muslims in Egypt, Sudan and elsewhere is still largely ignored.
We held a major demonstration in defense of free speech (above) onJune 4th in Manchester, Tennessee. An event entitled “Public Disclosure in a Diverse Society” was
held featuring Bill Killian, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of
Tennessee, FBI Special Agent Kenneth Moore, and Zak Mohyuddin of the
American Muslim Advisory Council. They spoke at length about hate
crimes, hate speech, and how Tennesseans needed to be more inclusive and
welcoming of the increasing numbers of Muslims in their midst – and
spoke about criminalizing posts on social media considered offensive to
We called for a protest of what was
clearly an event designed to intimidate Americans into being afraid to
criticize the elements of Islam that give rise to violence and
supremacism, and nearly 2,000 protesters assembled at the Manchester
Convention Center to register their disapproval of this latest Obama
Administration attempt to silence criticism of jihad and Islamic
Here are other initiatives we are working on but we cannot move forward without your support:
Our Call for Closure of Mosques That Breed Jihad Terror: We have called
upon government and law enforcement authorities to close three U.S.
mosques that have been established as breeding grounds for jihad terror.
· AFDI Announces Platform for Defending Freedom: AFDI
calls for the U.S. and other non-Muslim governments to recognize
officially that Islam is a political movement and so not solely
religious in the strict sense of the U.S. Constitution. AFDI
recognizes that Islam in it mainstream theological formulations and its
dominant form throughout its history, not “extremist Islam” or
“hijacked Islam” or “Islamism,” but Islam in the Qur’an and Sunnah as
understood by Islamic jurists and theologians, can and should be
regarded as an authoritarian and supremacist political system as well as
a religion, and thus that Muslim groups should be subject to all the
scrutiny and legal requirements of political organizations, without
being able to shield their political activities behind the protection of
one else is doing what we are doing and no one is as effective as we
have been. Please help us keep going and be even more effective in 2014.