American Freedom Defense Initiative aka Stop Islamization of America (SIOA) is sponsoring a new campaign ad that will appear on the side of 20 Washington, D.C. buses. The group is calling for the end of U.S. foreign aid to Islamic countries. The ad shows a WWII photo of Adolf Hitler and anti-Jewish Islamic leader Haj Amin al -Husseini, the ad also includes the website IslamicJewHatred.com.
Daily Mail reported:
The group behind the campaign, the American Freedom Defence Initiative (AFDI), say they are concerned by the ‘global jihad and Islamic supremacism’, with the ads calling for an end to U.S. foreign aid to Islamic countries.
The head of the AFDI, Pamela Geller says the ads are in response to previous adverts, which featured on the city’s metro buses by the American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), that were anti-Jewish.
She told the International Business Times: ‘My intent is leapfrog over a media that is not even-handed, that is advancing the propaganda against the Jewish state.’
The blogger also adds that she has wide ranging support for the ad, which will run for four weeks and says she has provided information that show the claims in the adverts are true.
It is expected that the ad will start running on D.C. metro buses this week.
However, the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has hit out the controversial campaign.
Nihad Awad, National Executive Director of CAIR told WJLA: ‘This is a propaganda campaign designed to incite hatred against American Muslims, and this campaign has been based on false information, taking things out of context from the Quran.’
The organisation says it is considering the possibility of a response ad, and is offering free copies of the Quran.
The website for American Freedom Defense has been down for at least the past hour.