Friday, September 28, 2012
How ofen have I said the individual can change the course of human events. Always remember that. That is you and me. And we will, and we are.
“Anti-jihad posters provide this year’s UN controversy” Haaretz
There are always dramas on the margins of the annual United Nations General Assembly. While battles over Libyan ruler Muammar Gadhafi’s travel tent are now history, there are still the annual protests of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit. This week, the Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson was harassed in the street by Iranian refugees.But the biggest drama so far this year surrounds a controversial advertising campaign in New York Metro stations. The campaign features posters, purchased by anti-Islam blogger Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative, which say “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man,” and lower down, “Support Israel; Defeat jihad.”The media has been all over the story, with pundits lining up to condemn the advertisement. Most of the posters have now been defaced by activists, who plastered them with stickers saying, “Racism” and “Hate speech.”