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New York’s transit system is facing a vandalism miniepidemic over some Islamophobic ads. The ads have been plastered with “racist” stickers, and writer Mona Eltahawy was arrested Tuesday for spray-painting them.
When the ads come to D.C.—-and they probably will, despite opposition from Metro—-will the city see a similar wave of vandalism?
No way, emails blogger and ad proponent Pamela Geller, last seen on City Desk opposing a National Geographic exhibit. Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative group bought the ads to run on Metro, but the ad agency her group bought the ads through is holding them because of the riots in the Muslim world. Now she’s suing.
It’s not hard to imagine a Washingtonian with a Sharpie and a sense of decency tagging Geller’s ads, which read:
In Any War Between the Civilized Man and the Savage. Support the Civilized Man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.
According to Geller, her Washington ads won’t be defaced because D.C. is not home to the “small group of anti-freedom fascists” she blames for the New York vandalism.
Photo by Pamela Geller used under a Creative Commons license