A New York City-based civil rights group is battling politically-correct politicians and pro-Islamist leaders in order to restore the controversial bus advertisement campaign by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the city of Seattle which was discontinued because it targeted jihad terrorism, according to officials at the American Freedom Defense Initiative on Monday.
The FBI’s Joint Terrorism Task Force recently launched a publicity campaign as part of the Department of State’s Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program. The program notified Americans that up to $25 million is being offered for information that helps stop terrorism and capture jihadists, according to the AFDI leaderhip. But due to complaints from Muslim organizations, the publicity posters on city buses were removed.
“Political correctness is killing Americans. A perfect example is Maj. Nidal Hasan: his fellow officers knew he was spouting jihadi rhetoric and yet out of fear that the political-correctness orthodoxy that’s infiltrated the U.S. military would cause their personnel folders to be ‘flagged,” they remained silent until Hasan perpetrated his murder-spree at Fort Hood,” said former police detective and U.S. Marine Mike Snopes.
“Even then, the Obama administration refused to recognize the attack as terrorism and labeled it ‘workplace violence.’ Are we to deny the evidence of our own senses?” asked Snopes.
According to Pam Geller, the executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, the RFJ rewards program is already proving itself successful. The State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security has paid out more than $125 million to about 80 informants who provided genuine, actionable information resulted in jihadis being captured and acts of terrorism thwarted.
AFDI’s Pamela Geller, who’s a regular contributor to Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity, explained in her statement: “If McDermott wanted the FBI to leave the Muslims off the Most Wanted Terrorists ad, he’d first have to convince Muslims to stop committing terror attacks in the name of Islam. But instead, he succeeded in getting the FBI to remove the ads. The FBI caved to this ridiculous imposition of Sharia blasphemy laws and political correctness.
“And that means that we’re going to have to do their job for them. We’re taking it upon ourselves to alert the public to the nature and magnitude of the terror threat. At our own expense, we’re going to run the same ad on Seattle buses,” she said.
“The AFDI ads exactly replicate the FBI ads, and will be appearing in Seattle in the near future,” said Geller.