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    Pamela Geller submits Prophet Muhammad cartoon ads for display on Washington, D.C., Metro buses, trains
    BY Sasha Goldstein
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
    Published: Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 3:33 PM
    Updated: Tuesday, May 26, 2015, 5:06 PM
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    Political blogger Pamela Geller, American Freedom Defense Initiative's Houston-based founder, speaks at the Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest on May 3. The winning cartoon has been submitted as part of an ad campaign on Washington, D.C., Metro buses and trains.
    A cartoon image of the Prophet Muhammad could be coming to a bus near you.

    Free-speech firebrand Pamela Geller has submitted an ad to the Washington, D.C. transit authority featuring the winning image from the “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest held earlier this month in Garland, Texas.

    “Drawing Muhammad is not illegal under American law, but only under Islamic law,” Geller, the 56-year-old head of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, said in a statement posted to Breitbart.com. “Violence that arises over the cartoons is solely the responsibility of the Islamic jihadists who perpetrate it. Either America will stand now against attempts to suppress the freedom of speech by violence, or will submit and give the violent the signal that we can be silenced by threats and murder.


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    A Metro bus, featuring a controversial ad from the American Freedom Defense Initiative, drives on a street in Washington, DC on May 21, 2014. More controversial ads, featuring a cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad, could be coming to the nation's capital.


    “We cannot submit to the assassin’s veto.”

    The ad campaign features the winning cartoon, which depicts a bearded, turban-wearing Muhammad wielding a sword as he growls,” You can’t draw me!”

    A voice bubble coming from the direction of the cartoonist reads, “That’s why I draw you.”

    The D.C. ad campaign features the winning cartoon, below the message, “Support Free Speech,” written in all caps in red coloring. Geller wants the images to “run on buses and train dioramas in the Foggy Bottom, Capitol South, Bethesda, L’Enfant Plaza, and Shady Grove Stations.”


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    Personnel remove the bodies of the two gunmen from outside the Garland community center.


    A WMATA spokesman said the agency received the ad on Friday and it is “currently under our standard review process.”

    “I have no indication of the outcome at this point,” spokesman Mike Tolbert told the Daily News.

    Muslims consider any depiction of the Prophet Muhammad, cartoonish or not, to be supremely disrespectful and offensive.

    The artist, Bosch Fawstin, won $10,000 prize for winning the contest.

    The May 3 event at a suburban Dallas community center was just coming to a close when two self-avowed jihadists, Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, pulled up and opened fire on security guards patrolling the parking lot.

    The two men, roommates who drove from Phoenix, Ariz., intending to attack the event, were both killed in the ensuing shootout. A security guard suffered minor wounds, but no one else was reported injured.


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    The shooting in Garland came after the "Draw Muhammad" cartoon event, which awarded $10,000 to artist Bosch Fawstin for his depiction.


    The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, though experts believe the duo was influenced, not directed, by the terror group.

    Organizers, including Geller - who has become a lightning rod for critics who think she promotes anti-Islam views - knew they'd be targeted but refused to back down.

    "This threat illustrates the savagery and barbarism of the Islamic State," Geller told the Daily News in a statement she later posted on her website."They want me dead for violating Sharia blasphemy laws. What remains to be seen is whether the free world will finally wake up and stand for the freedom of speech, or instead kowtow to this evil and continue to denounce me."

    The WMATA’s guidelines for commercial and public service advertising are available here.

    Geller took to blogging after the 9/11 attacks and gained notoriety for her opposition to the controversial “Ground Zero Mosque.”

    She recently fought the MTA over her right to post public transit ads featuring a man in a Middle Eastern headdress with the quote, “Killing Jews is worship that draws us closer to Allah,” and the tagline, “That’s his jihad. What’s yours?”

    Geller previously bankrolled bus ads in Washington, D.C., that featured photos of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler talking with a Muslim leader beside the message “Islamic Jew-hatred: It’s in the Quran.” In San Francisco, her group ran ads showing American Journalist James Foley moments before he was beheaded by ISIS terrorists last year.


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    All the jarring ads deliver a message railing against what the group sees as the spread of Islam in the West.

    The Southern Poverty Law Center calls Geller “the anti-Muslim movement's most visible and flamboyant figurehead.”.

    “She's relentlessly shrill and coarse in her broad-brush denunciations of Islam and makes preposterous claims,” the group said of Geller in a profile on its website.
     
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    Slow My name is my name DawgShed News

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    Note to self..... Next time in dc get a cab instead.
     
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    I love that woman! She is helping to draw out the scum terrorists that are hiding in the gutters of our great cities. What she is doing is remarkable!
     
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    Captain Alto, Blanco y Guapo Gold

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    And it's 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 . . . . :ninja:
     
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    And in response, Obumbu and the Justice Department ordered another crack down on conservative groups! :coffee:
     
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    Just think, in countries like Saudi Arabia you can be put to death for insulting the profit. Plus she's a woman. Steam is coming out of their ears right now.
     
  7. Slow

    Slow My name is my name DawgShed News

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    maybe they will be so angry that they will stop immigrating here and to europe by the millions to escape their failed civilizations. one can only dream.
     
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    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    She made the mistake of hosting a "draw Mohammed" contest instead of a "draw gay men having sex" one.

    For those criticizing her for doing these stunts to emphasize the free speech aspects involved...

    Anyone think Islam is gay-friendly?
     
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    Just to give a full picture of Pamela Geller's bio, especially since so many here are quite pro law enforcement:

    What isn’t as well-known, and was whitewashed from her Times profile, is that the basis of her wealth is a criminal enterprise. Michael Oshry, her ex-husband who died of a heart attack in 2008, owned a large Long Island car dealership which operated a scam allowing buyers to purchase cars using fraudulent identities. Such a scam is perfect for organized crime and others seeking to use cars in the commission of felonies. In fact, one such vehicle was used by a former car salesman to murder two New York City police officers. An employee who discovered the scam was murdered execution-style.

    Geller was listed as a co-owner of the dealership though she denied any knowledge of the fraud. However, the head of the local D.A.’s economic crimes unit is quoted as saying that the owners of the dealership knew about, and possibly actively organized the fraud, which implies that either Geller had to know about it or willfully kept herself in the dark

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    http://nypost.com/2007/07/15/car-scam-link-eyed/

    ‘CAR-SCAM’ LINK EYED
    By Susan Edelman

    July 15, 2007 | 9:00am


    Detectives are investigating possible links between the men accused of gunning down two Brooklyn cops and an alleged million-dollar scam at a Long Island auto dealership.

    While probing the murder of car salesman Collin Thomas outside the showroom of Universal Auto World in Lawrence, L.I., in January, cops unraveled what they said was a massive scam at the dealership.

    Employees at Universal allegedly stole and bought identities, then used the IDs to obtain at least $1.3 million in financing for fancy cars, court records show.

    The luxury models, including Maseratis and Aston Martins, were allegedly sold or transferred under the table to individuals who didn’t want cars in their real names.
     
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    An article from 8 years ago, listing allegations of misconduct. Did anything come of it? (I'm to lazy to research it)
     
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    After her husband died it stalled. And she might well have not known anything. But I just like to look a little closer at any "warrior" - no matter which side they are on, especially when there is a body count involved in their background
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    Geller and Oshry were co-owners, along with Christ Tsiropoulous, of at least two car dealerships before the Gellers divorced in 2007. That was the same year Collin Thomas, one of their salesmen, was gunned down while closing their dealership, Universal Auto World, one evening.

    The investigation into the murder uncovered an alleged fraud ring. According to the New York Daily News, employees enabled "underground characters," including "known" drug dealers, to buy luxury cars using fake identities. Eleven people who worked for the dealership, including Tsiropoulous, were arrested, but Geller escaped the scandal unscathed. According to The New York Times, she received a $4 million divorce settlement, a portion of $1.8 million from the sale of the Long Island home and then a $5 million life insurance payment when Oshry died a few months after remarrying in 2008. The criminal case has not moved forward since the 2008 arrests.
     
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    Slow My name is my name DawgShed News

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    D.C. Metro Bans 'Issue' Ads After Pamela Geller Submits 'Draw Muhammad' Cartoon
    The Huffington Post | By Carol Kuruvilla
    • Posted: 05/28/2015 4:58 pm EDT Updated: 05/29/2015 12:59 am E
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    Washington, D.C.'s transit authority has squashed Pamela Geller's dream of plastering a controversial image of Muhammad all over Washington-area Metro stations and buses.

    According to news reports, Geller's organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, had submitted the $10,000 winning cartoon from a “Draw Muhammad” competition to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority with the caption "Support Free Speech." The contest was attacked by two shooters in Garland, Texas,earlier this month.

    WMATA confirmed to The Hill that it is banning all "issue-oriented" ads for the rest of the year -- meaning no ads that convey religious or political messages will be allowed on the transit system.


    "In the coming months, Metro will fully consider the impact that issue-related advertisements have on the community by gathering input from riders, local community groups and advocates,” spokesman Michael Tolbert told The Hill. “Metro will also carefully examine the legal concerns related to displaying, or discontinuing the display of, issue-related advertisements.”

    The ban will be revisited at the end of the year.

    In a statement on her website in response to the decision, Gellar called it an "end run" around the First Amendment.

    It’s not the first time Geller and her organization, The American Freedom Defense Initiative, have tried to use bus ads to cast Islam in a negative light. In April, a federal ruling cleared the way for a poster to be placed in New York City's transit system depicting a man with his face wrapped in a keffiyeh, next to the message “Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah.”

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    An ad sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative in the New York City subway on Sept. 24, 2012.
    Edgar Hopida, the communications director for the Islamic Society of North America, said Geller's plan was an obvious provocation, and called the WMATA decision "very appropriate."

    "Pamella Gellar has made a career out of demonizing Islam and Muslims," Hopida told HuffPost. "She wants us to be second-class citizens."

    The way forward, Hopida says, is to ignore her.

    "She wants her 15 minutes of fame and she wants Muslims to react in an ugly way," Hopida said. "What Muslims can do is invite people to learn more about the Prophet Muhammad's life and mission. Education and dialogue is the best way to tackle hate and ignorance."

    The Sikh Coalition, an advocacy group, had expressed concerns that the proposed ads could have resulted in the harassment of transit customers who are Muslim or are erroneously perceived as Muslims.

    “When you look at that [Draw Muhammad] image, if you don’t have any other context, you’ll see a turban and a beard on a man who is expressing opposition to free speech,” Rajdeep Singh, the coalition’s policy director, told HuffPost. “Given that overwhelmingly, every person in the U.S. who wears a turban is a Sikh, this might have negative repercussions for the Sikh community ... and not just ours, but also Arabs, Muslims, Hindus and the South Asian community.”

    Imam Suhaib Webb, resident scholar at an emerging D.C.-area mosque community called MakeSpace, said he was more concerned about the atmosphere of hatred these types of ads can create -- and whether they would result in policies that are discriminatory toward Muslims and other religious minorities.

    The best response for Muslims would be to keep doing what they're doing, he said -- meeting up, volunteering for their communities and getting involved in social justice issues.

    "I don't think we need to be reactive to her," Webb told HuffPost. "I think we need to continue the great work that is already happening in our community."

    This article has been updated to include Hopida's response to the WMATA decision.
     
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    It takes balls to feed a woman.

    Fixed
     
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    I gotta admit that on the scumbag of humanity scale the car salesman is behind the Islamic nut
    but not so far behind that they don't make your skin crawl
     
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    Snotty My Snothand be strong!!! VIP Gold

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    Man.....Lotoya is looking her age.........