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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 

So-called pop culture & comics sites condone vandalizing Pamela Geller's ads

Anti-jihad blogger Pamela Geller's advertisements against Islamofascism in San Francisco were defaced by a leftist group called Street Cred, whose tactics included using the Muslim Ms. Marvel to paste over Geller's paid for ads on buses. But what's really disturbing are any and all of the alleged entertainment sites that're openly condoning vandalism of somebody else's property. For example, Polygon, Bleeding Cool, IO9 and The Mary Sue. Even ComicBook may have gone that route. What makes this dreadful is how badly it reflects on pop culturalists, let alone comic book readers: it gives the impression they support criminal actions and disrespect for other people's property. I wonder what they'd say if those ads were published by 9-11 Families for a Safe America?

Maybe it isn't all that surprising some of these sites could go overboard and suggest vandalism is perfectly okay, instead of buying their own ad space. I've looked every now and then at The Mary Sue, and they're not a very impressive site. When they once interviewed animator Christy Marx, they wouldn't mention the near-gang rape seen in the premiering issue of the Amethyst remake. The same person who conducted the interview even gave a glowing review to one of Brad Meltzer's books, and another contributor to the site wrote at least one other gushy take on his writings. That's basically a "media enablers" MO, and if that's how they're going to go about, I don't think they speak for pop culture fans, female or otherwise.

As galling as this is, the silver lining is that a few of sites like Bleeding Cool were willing to either present an official of the exact ad being defaced, while CBR's Robot 6, which wisely refrained from actually condoning vandalism, explained what's seen on it:
According to SFGate, these banners — only the latest purchased by blogger Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative — went up on buses on Jan. 9, and feature an image of Adolf Hitler and Palestinian Muslim leader Haj Amin al-Husseini, who opposed Zionism. With the headline, “Islamic Jew-Hatred: It’s In The Quran,” the ads encouraged an end to aid to all Islamic countries.
As some commentors to CBR tell them, al-Husseini's anti-Zionism doesn't even begin to describe his evil. For example:
It was a bit more than that. Al-Husseini was the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem and a staunch Nazi ally, recruiting Muslms for the Waffen-SS and spending quite a bit of time in Germany, meeting repeatedly with Hitler. In 1943, he issued a proclamation:

“It is the duty of Muhammadans in general and Arabs in particular to … drive all Jews from Arab and Muhammadan countries….Germany is also struggling against the common foe who oppressed Arabs and Muhammadans in their different countries. It has very clearly recognized the Jews for what they are and resolved to find a definitive solution [endgültige Lösung] for the Jewish danger that will eliminate the scourge that Jews represent in the world…”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haj_Amin_al-Husseini#Ties_with_the_Axis_Powers_during_World_War_II

So to say that he was “anti-Zionist” is to considerably understate the facts of the matter.
Exactly. This creature was a modern day savage.

Pamela is already aware of the vandalism, which included at least two other defacing paste-overs, and depending how many ads were defaced, intends to sue for damages. She's also brought to light one of the people who may be involved. Anyone who wants to help out can contact the sources she lists.

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It is not surprising that a leftist group is vandalizing the American Freedom Defense Initiative ads, instead of creating (and buying space for) their own ads. Leftists are all about stealing what others worked to earn, or destroying what others build. They can't (or won't) build anything, or work to earn anything, themselves. That's one thing that liberals and Muslims have in common.

And, for the same reason, it is not surprising that sites like The Mary Sue would condone the vandalism.

The more I think about it, the more Kamala Khan seems to be a lot like this girl:

https://d1466nnw0ex81e.cloudfront.net/n_iv/600/1153573.jpg

If Hansi were introduced into the Marvel Universe, we would be told everything she stands for is perfectly okay because not all Germans are bad and not all Nazis are bad.

She looks like a fake superhero made up for a local ad campaign. 'Super Savings!'

You know, they got one thing right. Draw a woman reasonably and not in some really trashy costume.

Why would people put up ads anywhere they please in the first place?

...I find it hard to believe that this is the only incident involving an unauthorized ad involving a comic book character being tagged over an official ad.

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