Freedom of speech became under attack in the United States Wednesday when New York cops arrested the American writer and human rights activist Mona El-Tahawy because it sprayed the pro-Zionist and offensive poster against Islam pasted in New York subway stations.
“I’m expressing myself... Show More >>Freedom of speech became under attack in the United States Wednesday when New York cops arrested the American writer and human rights activist Mona El-Tahawy because it sprayed the pro-Zionist and offensive poster against Islam pasted in New York subway stations.
“I’m expressing myself freely against hate and racism,” she told an anti-Islam activist while trying to prevent her from spraying the offensive poster.
Anti-Islam posters campaign was launched Tuesday in New York metro, describing Muslims as \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\"savages\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" and Zionists as “civilized.”
New York Times posted Wednesday a video showing the arrest of Tahawy, 45. She is active in women’s rights and a commentator in the US New York Times and Washington Post dailies, alongside the Zionist Jerusalem Post newspaper.
Anti-Islam poster in New York subway stations“In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man,” the offensive poster read.
It concludes with the words, “Support Israel. Defeat Jihad,” wedged between two Stars of David.
The city council first rejected the ads would be publicly displayed given reasons that the ad’s language was ‘demeaning’.
But after losing a federal court ruling on First Amendment grounds, the MTA said the ads were expected to appear next week at 10 subway stations.
“Our hands are tied,” said Aaron Donovan, a spokesman for the authority.
Tahawy has repeatedly rejected in public violent practices committed by some groups under the banner of Islam and Muslims. Show Less >>
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