• Pamela Geller Brings Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Ads To Washington, D.C.

    Free-speech firebrand Pamela Geller has submitted an ad featuring the winning image from the “Draw Muhammad” cartoon contest held earlier this month in Garland, Texas to the Washington, D.C. transit authority.

    “Drawing Muhammad is not illegal under American law, but only under Islamic law,” Geller, President of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, said in a statement on Breitbart.com. “Violence that arises over the cartoons is solely the responsibility of the Islamic jihadists who perpetrate it. Either America will stand now against attempts to suppress the freedom of speech by violence, or will submit and give the violent the signal that we can be silenced by threats and murder.

    “We cannot submit to the assassin’s veto.”

    The ad campaign features the winning cartoon, which depicts a bearded, turban-wearing Muhammad wielding a sword as he growls,” You can’t draw me!”

    A voice bubble coming from the direction of the cartoonist reads, “That’s why I draw you.”

    Geller wants the ad to run on Metro buses, as well as at the Foggy Bottom, Capitol South, Bethesda, L’Enfant Plaza and Shady Grove Metro stations.

    The ad is currently under the WMATA’s standard review process.

    The AFDI won multiple federal court cases earlier this year to force transportation authorities in Philadelphia and New York to run ads that feature a man in a Middle Eastern headdress with the quote, “Killing Jews is worship that draws us closer to Allah,” and the tagline, “That’s his jihad. What’s yours?”

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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