Friday, January 30, 2015

San Francisco Street Artists Replace Anti-Islamic Ads With Muslim Super Hero

THE WASHINGTON POST
By Abby Phillip
Anti-Muslim bus advertisements in San Francisco have been covered up with posters of a Muslim comic book superhero carrying anti-discrimination messages.
CALIFORNIA---The American Freedom Defense Initiative, an organization well-known for spreading anti-Muslim hysteria, has once again commissioned an ad campaign on the San Francisco public transit system condemning Islamic countries. This time, the ads equate Islam with Nazism. In the meantime, the ads, which began appearing Jan. 9, are still rolling around on the city’s buses. In response, San Francisco street artists associated with Bay Area Art Queers Unleashing Power and Street Cred have started to push back by “adjusting” the ads with a new message featuring Marvel’s own Kamala Khan, a Pakistani American Muslim super heroine. [link]