AFDI/SIOA Rolls Out Pro-Israel Bus Ad Campaign in Seattle to Counter Jewish Blood Libel Bus Ads

Dec 21, 2010, 17:25 ET from Stop Islamization of America

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The human rights group Stop Islamization of America (SIOA), a program of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), announced today that it will be running king-sized pro-Israel ads on Seattle buses to counter the anti-Israel bus advertisements that will be running soon on King County Metro Transit buses.


On December 27, ads purchased by a group calling itself Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign will start running on twelve Seattle buses. The ads will feature the slogan, "Israeli War Crimes: Your Tax Dollars at Work." Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign spokesman Ed Mast is former activist with the fanatically antis-Semitic International Solidarity Movement (ISM), a hard-Left group dedicated to disrupting operations of the Israeli Defense Force. ISM has numerous links to the jihad terrorist groups Hamas and Hizballah.

According to Seattle's KING 5 News, Seattle Mideast Awareness Campaign paid $1,794 to run the ads. However, King County Metro Transit would not offer the same price to AFDI/SIOA Executive Director Pamela Geller. "I asked for the same deal as the Jew-haters received, but was told that the price in the article was 'misquoted.' So of course they are charging me more." SIOA was quoted a price of $2,760 for its ad.

The SIOA ad reads: "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Islamic jihad."

AFDI/SIOA successfully brought suit against Miami-Dade Transit after it refused to run SIOA's religious freedom bus ads offering aid to ex-Muslims threatened for leaving Islam.

Those who wish to support SIOA's Seattle pro-Israel bus ad campaign can Paypal the funds to If funds permit, SIOA plans to roll the same campaign out nationwide.

AFDI/SIOA is one of America's foremost organizations defending human rights, religious liberty, and the freedom of speech against Islamic supremacist intimidation and attempts to bring elements of Sharia to the United States.

Join SIOA's Facebook page here.

For more information, contact Pamela Geller at

SOURCE Stop Islamization of America