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Amanda is a science grad student in Boston whose favorite pastimes are having friendly debates and running amok.

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      1. Jon Brewer,

        Once you know who Pamela Geller is, you’ll understand what I meant.

        Pamela Geller – SPLC Intelligence Files
        http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/intelligence-files/profiles/pamela-geller

        Also here’s something I wrote about something she did recently,

        Surprise Surprise, Pamella Geller Insists the Non Existent Muslim No Go Zones Are Real
        http://littlegreenfootballs.com/page/314526_Surprise_Surprise_Pamella_Gell#e0tHfDSqcVt7cxYM.99

        1. I’ve read Pamela Geller. I know what she’s about, so I can’t say I’m surprised. Just the choice of Marvel is odd.

          And at least make sure to criticize people for real things. Like, last month, I posted in response to Ayatollah Khamenei’s tweet about Ferguson, reminding people that Press TV has David Duke on it. That’s a real thing. (Feel free to Google.)

          But Birmingham is a no-go zone? LOL

          1. Jon Brewer,

            I don’t have a hard time believing that about Press TV. Its a propaganda outfit for Iran they can be at least a as biased as Fox News. They’ve also displayed some incredible antisemitism at times, like putting an “analyst” on their show who claims that global warming is a Zionist conspiracy.

            http://www.donotlink.com/derk

    1. There is such a thing as constructive vandalism. They’re not spray-painting the ads or tearing them off, they’re defacing/refacing them in a clever, pointed way.

      In Alabama, pointing out a politician’s hypocrisy is not “outing people who disagree with you” because it’s directly relevant to their ‘rationale’ if-that’s-the-word for opposing gay marriage.

  1. Can I remind people that we had a very similar problem with the Boston Marathon, but with ableism on top of sexism? There were a lot of people talking about Meb Keflezighi being the first American to win since 1983, when a woman won the woman’s marathon in 1985…. and the women’s wheelchair winner was from America from 2012-2014, plus Jean Driscoll’s record setting 7 straight victories from 1990-1996, and more wheelchair winners both men and women since 1983? A lot of wins by Americans?

    1. Peter Smith,

      Because for one thing, not all Muslim women wear head scarfs. Muslim women often walk around with their heads uncovered, just like non Muslim women. That’s kind of like saying why doesn’t this Jewish character wear a yamaka, or this Christian character wear a cross.

  2. And what was ‘Islamophobic’ about these ads? Apparently the accusation of Islamophobia removes all responsibility for argument. I am not, in theory, opposed to ‘wheatpaste’ attacks on public advertising. But there has to be a real reason, not the usual ‘taking offence.’ As the Marvel character is unveiled, the paste-overs might be censored in many Muslim countries. And since the character is female, the Haredis in some neighborhoods in Israel would vandalize the boards for THEIR ‘offended’ sensibilities.

    Someone objected to the ads and covered them. By invoking the magic word, they are under no burden to say what was wrong about them. At the moment I am suspicious. Too many ‘islamophobic’ materials turn out to be simple quotes from the Quran-Hadith-Sunnah.

    1. John the Drunkard,

      Have you seen the original ads?

      Here’s more on Geller’s anti Muslim ads. She’s been paying to put these on buses for sometime now.

      Shocking anti-Islam ad campaign coming to MTA buses, subway stations
      http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/shocking-anti-islam-ad-campaign-okd-mta-article-1.1945174

      There’s a reason the Southern Poverty Law Center, labels her “American Freedom Defense Initiative” and “Stop The Islamitization Of America” as hate groups.

    2. If these ads targetted ANY group at all other than muslims, there would have been demonstrations, picketting, and vandalism like you wouldn’t believe.

      Geller really is a sociopath; some day, when she finally loses it completely, she’ll be funny – but right now she’s scary.

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