Everyone Is Already Vandalizing New Anti-Muslim Subway Ads [Updated]

Predictably, hearteningly, people are already vandalizing the shit out of those bigoted, anti-Muslim new subway ads everyone’s been dreading.

In spite of heightened police presence in subway stations that feature the ads (there are 10 in total), the Post reports that one ad was torn down within an hour of going up, and Gothamist has pictures of the uncharacteristically tasteful (and calculated) changes vandals have been making to the others.

The American Freedom Defense initiative is really not impressed, guys, and Pamela Geller, one of the forces behind the organization, went so far as to accuse the New York Post of soft, leftist leanings for its reportage of the story:

“[Post reporter Jennifer] Fermino seems to relish the defacing of the ads, but I think it’s nothing more than criminal activity. [...]This is a physical manifestation of the entire conversation, or lack thereof. Anyone who speaks about jihad and sharia is attacked, defamed, destroyed — just like these ads. This is exactly what’s happening in the media regarding jihad coverage in general. Anti-American, anti-Israel, pro-sharia hate is all over the airwaves, but anyone who dares to speak the truth about Islam and jihad in the media is immediately smeared and defamed.

Even [Jennifer Fermino's] headline ["Anti-Muslim Posters Spark Subway Fear"] is a lie. There are no fears, except on the part of the leftists and Islamic supremacists for whom Jennifer Fermino is carrying water.”

So, to summarize, New Yorkers are not at all concerned about safety, Americans are blindly trusting of Islamic culture, and the New York Post is now a touchy-feely liberal rag. Yep, sounds about right…

Update: Journalist Mona Eltahawy was arrested last night for spray painting over one of the ads, but not before a lengthy, uncomfortable altercation with Pamela Hall, a blogger and supporter of the ads who acted as a human shield to protect them. Naturally, there’s video of the entire thing:

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  • What a scum bag. That’s no American, if she was, she’d have recognized the fact that she just violated someone Else’s right to free speech as guaranteed under our 1′st Amendment. But, being from some radical muslim country like Egypt that suppresses Christian and Jewish rights on a grand scale, she wouldn’t recognize that! She’s just another one of these “Shuria” nuts, that came from some third world hell hole trying to suppress American rights in our own Country. Why are we allowing these backward Un-American idiots in here from the so called religion of terror!

  • MacDhai your views are wildly intolerant, abuse isn’t something that should be respected what they wrote on the posters is indefensible, you can’t call a whole people “savages” and then complain about your right to expression when it’s challenged, I think its ridiculous that you can defend this, all it’s doing is spreading racism, discrimination and abuse, making it acceptable for people to abuse Arabs and Muslims. Challenging these views is a small step in fighting for equality and justice this is really an infinitesimal almost futile gesture, what we should really be challenging and protesting is the Israeli regime and their whole policy on Palestine, and the war against it’s citizens.

  • The Petrodollar is leaving the scene. Many OPEC countries are already selling their oil in euros or domestic currency, or even food. And every country that have left the petrodollar scheme have suffered violations and sanctions from the USA. Wake up America, you guys have build a rich nation, but on other countries expenses. If you investigate what im talking about you will know that for buying and selling oil every country got to have a big dollar reserve. By having this reserve you make all countries of the world worried about the dollar flutuations. So it’s like having a currency that the whole world helps to keep its value. That’s how u can print more money without huge inflation. Once the dollar is not used as world currency it would lose value and hiper inflation would take America. That’s why this foundation wants you to hate the muslins and Chavez (Venezuela) but the real truth is they want u to hate them not because they are dictators, but because they got oil. Just think about it.

  • to Brunno: get your head out of your arse! What would you call the animals that constantly kill, behead, stone and show intolerance to Christians and Jews, not to mention killing over three thousand people on American soil, all in the name of their hateful allah? They are savages! When was the last time Christians or Jews rose up committing such atrocities? So don’t give me any garbage about intolerance! These savages epitomize it, and those posters only state the obvious fact that they are just that! And don’t try to lay any of that old crap about the Crusades on us! It just doesn’t fly here! That began over 800 years ago, and was initiated by the Byzantine Empire in response to Muslim armies annexing their lands and harassing and killing Christian pilgrims to the Holy land.