The Attack of the Offensive Ad
Egyptian-born author and activist Mona Eltahawy is seen in this video defacing a poster whose anti-Jihad message she finds offensive.
The ad copy reads:
In Any War Between The Civilized Man and the Savage,
Support The Civilized Man.
The New York Metropolitan Transit Authority barred the ads for their “demeaning language,” but in July a federal judge ruled that barring the ads violated the free speech rights of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which is run by Pamela Geller. She also co-founded Stop Islamization of America. Geller became a controversial national figure when she questioned Barack Obama’s citizenship and opposed the Park51 Community Center (aka “Ground Zero Mosque”). Many groups, including the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League, have called Geller’s organizations examples of hate groups. The pro-Israel ADL says that Geller’s activism “fuels and fosters anti-Muslim bigotry in society.” Here is a National Public Radio report on the controversy.
What would your own ad say in response to this ad?