Miami Transit Pulls SIOA “Leaving Islam” Ads: Sharia Law in America
Miami Transit has pulled our ads.
This is living under sharia (Islamic) law. They are pulling our SIOA ads off the buses in South Florida because they offend Muslims.
So Muslims can run bus ads all across America inviting the clueless to convert to Islam, but we cannot make information available to Muslims who want to leave Islam.
Still think this is a free country? At least three of the bus companies that ran the dawah (invitation to Islam) bus ads turned down our ad. And Miami tore the ads down in less than 48 hours.
It’s wrong. Let Miami-Dade Transit know. Contact Karla Damian firstname.lastname@example.org
Miami-Dade Transit says it will remove `offensive’ bus ads JAWEED KALEEM, Miami Herald
Miami-Dade Transit is pulling advertisements from 10 buses that South Florida Muslims have said are offensive to Islam.
The ads, which went up Tuesday, said “Fatwa on your head? Is your community or family threatening you?” and directed Muslims to a website to encouraging them to leave Islam.
Robert Spencer, who heads New York-based Stop the Islamization of America, which purchased the ads for one-month as the first leg of a national campaign, said they were “offered in defense of religious liberty.”
But on Thursday, Miami-Dade Transit spokeswoman Karla Damian said that after reviewing the ads, the department decided they “may be offensive to Islam” and would remove them before the buses ran on Friday.
Damian said the ads were able to initially go up because Miami-Dade Transit has an outside company sell ad space and does not routinely review ads before they run.
The South Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations had critiqued the ads as promoting “bigotry” and making false statements about Islam.
“Islam guarantees freedom to and freedom from religion. . . . [We] reject as un-Islamic any extremist interpretation that sanctions the killing of any individual because she decided to `leave Islam,” said director Muhammed Malik.
Liar. if that were so – the ads would run. And what about the thousands of dead apostates or the fatwa issued from Al Ahzar University, the leading Islamic university in the world, that issued this fatwa – death warrant on apostates:
Here is the fatwa, proof that death “is a very normal part of Islamic law for apostasy and for every muslim its an honor to CLEAN the umma if Rifqa is dead”.
Fatwa committee concerning the case of a man who converted to Christianity: “Since he left the Islam, he will be invited to express his regret. If he does not regret, he will be killed pertaining to rights and obligations of the Islamic law.”
The bus campaigns that Muslim Brotherhood groups (CAIR, ICNA, ISNA) were sponsoring across the country inviting conversion to Islam (dawah) were deceptive and injurious. So I created this bus campaign especially after what I saw was done to Rifqa Bary.
Our pro-freedom campaign rolled out on Monday and was pulled today. Here are the ads that ran promoting conversion to Islam –
UPDATE: Robert Spencer writes here:
Submission. The Hamas-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations can run bus ads all over the country calling Abraham, Moses and Jesus Muslim prophets, an assertion offensive to any Jew or Christian, but a human rights group cannot run bus ads defending religious liberty. Some groups that are “offended” get contempt and mockery if they express their feelings of offense. Others get immediate results, perhaps due to the thuggish nature of their coreligionists.