Are anti-Islam ads on Muni just asking for it?


Several of you have pointed us to the latest in a series of controversial ads on Muni. This one seems to jump the provocation shark, as it were. They feature Hitler (literally Hitler!) talking with, well, does it really even matter who Hitler is talking with? Aren’t all people who talked with Hitler auto-evil?

KTVU has the story:

40 Muni buses and light rail vehicles began carrying a stark, black-and-white advertisement this past weekend that equates Islam with Nazism and featuring images of Palestinian Muslim leader Haj Amin al-Husseini and Adolf Hitler.

In all caps, the ad blares, “Islamic Jew-Hatred: It’s in the Quran.”

A New York-based blogger paid for the ads in the wake of recent terrorism in Paris.

“People need to understand that this hatred is a religious imperative,” said American Freedom Defense Initiative President Pamela Geller. “We feel that this message is critical in light of what happened in Paris, the slaughter of four Jewish people at a kosher supermarket because they were Jewish.”

So, yeah. Where do you stand on these “ads”? I mean, as ads, what exactly are they trying to sell?

Photo by KTVU

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