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KGO-TV: San Francisco City Leaders Condemn Anti-Muslim Bus Ads. @zahraBiloo

posted by Randall

 

Geller PamelaCity leaders in San Francisco joined together with members of the Muslim American community to condemn the latest anti-Muslim ad campaign by Pamela Geller (pictured here) and the American Freedom Defense Initiative, reports KGO-TV,

The ad feature Osama bin Laden and the burning World Trade Center accompanied by the words “That’s his jihad, what’s yours?”

“We’re standing here together; there is no place in San Francisco for bigotry and racism,” San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said.

The Council On American-Islamic Relations spokesperson Zahra Billoo said the campaign “undermines the fabric of multi-culturalism.”

Geller’s group paid $5,000 for the one month ad campaign on ten San Francisco Muni buses. The city says the money will be used to fund a study on the impact of discrimination on the Muslim community.

In New York, the city at first refused to run similar ads from Geller’s group, but relented after losing a lawsuit over the issue.

“We don’t think it’s right to use taxpayer money to litigate over AFDI’s First Amendment rights,” Muni spokesperson Paul Rose said.

 

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