If the Palestinians living in the disputed territories are not savages, then the word has no meaning. They’re a people ruled by terrorists, who’re willing to murder their children to kill Israelis, and whose ultimate goal is to exterminate every living Jew in Israel and take their land. This isn’t just what the leaders think; it’s what the people in the street think, too. If the Israelis and the Palestinians were to swap militaries for a single week, the Palestinians would unhesitatingly finish the job Hitler started and there would be few qualms about it in the virulently anti-Semitic, anti-American Palestinian street. In other words, these are not good and decent people — they’re savages. My friend Pamela Geller from Atlas Shrugs is is running ads saying just that and she should be applauded for doing so.
A provocative ad that equates some Muslim radicals with savages is set to go up next week in the New York City subway system, just as violent protests in the Middle East over an anti-Islamic film ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad.
…Abdul Yasar, a New York subway rider who considers himself an observant Muslim, said Geller’s ad was insensitive in an unsettling climate for Muslims.
“If you don’t want to see what happened in Libya and Egypt after the video — maybe not so strong here in America — you shouldn’t put this up,” Yasar said.
…Geller, executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative and publisher of a blog called Atlas Shrugs, called a New York judge’s order allowing the ads “a victory for the First Amendment” and said she wasn’t concerned that her ad could spark protests like the ones protesting the depiction of Muslims in the video “Innocence of Muslims.” Violence linked to the movie has left at least 30 people in seven countries dead, including the American ambassador to Libya.
“If it’s not a film it’s a cartoon, if it’s not a cartoon it’s a teddy bear,” she said. “What are you going to do? Are you going to reward Islamic extremism? I will not sacrifice my freedom so as not to offend savages.”
New York City police aren’t anticipating adding any security to subways when the ads go up and have received no threats or reports of violence relating to them, chief spokesman Paul Browne said.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York initially refused to run Geller’s ad, saying it was “demeaning.” But U.S. District Court Judge Paul Engelmayer ruled last month that it is protected speech under the First Amendment.
Let me tell you: You won’t see any government agency hesitate to run an ad because it’s “demeaning” to Israelis, Jews, Christians, Hindus, Buddhists or any other religious group because it’s demeaning. Moreover, this isn’t an ad that’s “demeaning” to Muslims; it’s an ad that is “demeaning” to Palestinians and radical jihadists — and let me tell you, there are few other people on planet earth who deserve to be demeaned for the way they behave than they do.