Wed, Mar 13, 2013 -- 9:30 AM
Anti-Jihad Ads Return to SF Muni BusesDownload audio (MP3)
For the second time in a year, San Francisco Muni buses are featuring ads critical of Islam. The latest ones feature pictures of and quotes from Osama bin Laden and the Times Square car bomber. Local officials and Muslim groups have denounced the ads -- but the city has refused to pull them on free speech grounds. We talk to critics of the ads, and the woman behind the campaign.
Host: Michael Krasny
- Pamela Geller, executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, the group which purchased the ads to run on 10 Muni buses
- David Chiu, president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors
- Jess Ghannam, professor of clinical psychiatry and global health at UCSF, board member of the National Association of Arab Americans, former director of the Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee of San Francisco and former president of the Arab Cultural and Community Center
This video from KGO-TV shows several of the ads discussed on the show. The news story starts about 37 seconds in.
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