Group at center of controversial 'draw Muhammad' contest erects billboards in St. LouisI commend the intelligence of Donna Brady, a Baptist no less, for seeing this hateful incitement as being over the top, but if you read the 'Comments,' there's still plenty of hate in the 'Show Me' state.
The group that was attacked by armed assailants in Texas last month for sponsoring a contest to draw the prophet Muhammad, founder of the Islamic religion, has brought the debate to St. Louis, in the form of what it says are 100 roadside billboards.
The group, American Freedom Defense Initiative, erected the billboards in and around St. Louis as part of a campaign in several parts of the country. Pamela Geller, a conservative activist and the group’s president, said in a public statement that the billboards were a response to “media and the cultural and political elites’ ” refusal to show depictions of Muhammad.
Geller and her organization didn’t respond to emails Thursday seeking information about where the billboards are, and the claim of 100 of them in the area couldn’t be independently confirmed. But the Post-Dispatch did locate and visually confirm two of them Thursday.
One of the St. Louis-area billboards is on a desolate section of Banshee Road in Hazelwood, running alongside the airport, with no homes or businesses near it. Another, on the 8000 block of Airport Road in Berkeley, is standing among homes and businesses on the busy street.
That sign was torn and hanging halfway off the structure of the billboard Thursday. It was unclear whether it was torn by wind or vandalism — though area resident Donna Brady said she was certain it was the work of someone trying to “send a message” about the billboards.
“People take their religion very seriously. People die for their religion. That’s the bottom line,” said Brady, who was sitting on the front stoop of a home near the sign on Thursday. Though Brady is Baptist and has an image of a Bible tattooed on her forearm, she called the sign “offensive,” and expressed anger at the group that erected it.
“It’s called respect,” she said. “How would you feel if they put a dress on the pope? If they put a skirt and high heels on him? People wouldn’t like that, would they? They’re taking this freedom of speech too far now.”
Would all of this hatred and fear of Muslims have been possible without Israel attacking the USA on 9/11, then having their traitors in the MSM blaming Islam and Muslims, or would we Americans get on our hate towards the darker skinned Muslims out of sheer ignorance?
Too bad most of the haters haven't seen this Charlie Hebdo cartoon, for is they had, we would be back to eating 'Freedom Fries' and making ominous noises towards France.
POST-NOTE: Is the St. Louis area the next American place that Israel will set off another 9/11 False Flag, a 'dirty bomb' like the ones they've been field-testing in the Negev Desert?