Monday, April 19, 2010

Sunstroke and/or Pathological Cluelessness

Those are the only reasons I can think of for this:
Miami-Dade Transit is pulling advertisements from 10 buses that South Florida Muslims have said are offensive to Islam.

The ads, which went up Tuesday, said ``Fatwa on your head? Is your community or family threatening you?'' and directed Muslims to a website encouraging them to leave Islam.

Robert Spencer, associate director of New York-based Stop the Islamization of America, which purchased the ads for one-month as the first leg of a national campaign, said they were ``offered in defense of religious liberty.''

But on Thursday, Miami-Dade Transit spokeswoman Karla Damian said that after reviewing the ads, the department decided they ``may be offensive to Islam'' and would remove them before the buses ran on Friday.

Damian said the ads were able to initially go up because Miami-Dade Transit has an outside company sell ad space and does not routinely review ads before they run.

The South Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations had critiqued the ads as promoting ``bigotry'' and making false statements about Islam.

``Islam guarantees freedom to and freedom from religion. . . . [We] reject as un-Islamic any extremist interpretation that sanctions the killing of any individual because she decided to `leave Islam,'' said director Muhammed Malik...
When telling the truth is considered "bigotry," you know you're in a Grand Canyon of doo-doo.

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