Wednesday, March 27, 2013

American Muslims for Palestine Joins Billboard Wars

Hatem Bazian is one of the founders of  American Muslims for Palestine. You may remember him  infamously called for an  intifada in America

"Are you angry? [Yeah!] Are you angry? [Yeah!] Are you angry? [Yeah!] Well, we've been watching intifada in Palestine, we've been watching an uprising in Iraq, and the question is that what are we doing? How come we don't have an intifada in this country? Because it seem[s] to me, that we are comfortable in where we are, watching CNN, ABC, NBC, Fox, and all these mainstream... giving us a window to the world while the world is being managed from Washington, from New York, from every other place in here in San Francisco: Chevron, Bechtel, [Carlyle?] Group, Halliburton; every one of those lying, cheating, stealing, deceiving individuals are in our country and we're sitting here and watching the world pass by, people being bombed, and it's about time that we have an intifada in this country that change[s] fundamentally the political dynamics in here. And we know every-- They're gonna say some Palestinian being too radical -- well, you haven't seen radicalism yet!" 

The extremist organization had previously emphasized indoctrinating students and recently held a  training session for high school students.   Nearly 200 students from grades 10 to 12 attended workshops on  such topics as the "Islamic significance of Palestine".

American Muslims for Palestine is branching out as the latest participant in the Billboard wars. Their current entry, now in 25 New York Metro stations spreads the egregious "Apartheid" lie, as it calls for the end to aid for America's closest ally in the Middle East

This ad campaign isn't simply about  25 ads- its accompanied by a rather well oiled PR campaign, timed to coincide with the Jewish holiday of Passover  to prevent opposing voices.   Speaking at the press conference   were Raja Abulhaq, president of AMP-NY; Lamis Deek, director of Al Awda-NY; Abi Hassan of the National Lawyers Guild; Felice Gillman of Wespac Foundation and Michael Letwin of Jews for the Palestinian Right of Return.  

Following the formal press conference, AMP called for a twitter onslaught on members of the mainstream media.   


Throwing even more fuel onto the fire, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (identified as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Institute) has developed a series of ads to counter those posted by the American Muslims for Palestine

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