July 31, 2008

What is the "Why Islam" New York City subway advertisement campaign?

Via UAC: An array of respectable American organizations lead by the New York chapter of the United American Committee are standing up against a New York City subway advertisement campaign being promoted by known supporters of Islamic terror.
What started out as a campaign disguised as promoting dialogue between people of different faiths according to its sponsors, may actually be a promotion for Islamic terror according to groups confronting this highly questionable campaign. The “Why Islam?” campaign, dubbed “Subway jihad” by its opponents, entails a series of advertisements in New York subway cars promoting the Islamic ideology. Concerns arose when radical Imam Siraj Wahhaj, unindicted co conspirator in the 1993 World Trade Center bombings, came out as a promoter of the project.

"In time, this so-called democracy will crumble, and there will be nothing, and the only thing that will remain will be Islam," Wahhaj is noted as stating in one of his regular sermons, causing an uproar from Americans all across the nation. Yet Wahhaj continues to issue sermons and statements on a regular bases that are shocking and gravely concerning to many.

“Why has the Muslim community not denounced this man? Instead he is being recruited to promote campaigns such as the subway advertisements.” remarked Pamela Hall, Chairwoman of the New York chapter of the United American Committee. “This is deeply concerning.” Hall continued.

A variation of 3 Islamic advertisements will appear in 1,000 of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s 6,200 subway cars according to a statement by the campaign's organizers. This latest campaign comes as no surprise to veteran groups such as the United American Committee and others involved in the anti-jihad resistance confronting this campaign such as the Stop the Madrassa Coalition, who all have a focus on tackling issues pertaining to Islamic radicalism.

“They will use any resource necessary to fight their jihad against America, be they bullets or through non-violent means such as this.” remarked U.A.C. Vice Chairman Jim Horn when questioned about the advertisement campaign.

The anti-jihad groups are urging all concerned citizens across the nation to contact New York city, state and federal representatives, as well as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to express their concerns over the advertisements.

More information on this and other anti-jihad resistance activities can be found at http://thesilentmajority.wordpress.com or http://www.UnitedAmericanCommittee.org