Geller and Spencer attempt to turn San Francisco’s LGBT community against Muslims

AFDI anti-Islam gay adsOver the past year in San Francisco, the war over the popular conception of Islam has been continuously fought on the unlikeliest of battlefields–the sides of the city’s buses.

Purchased by the pro-Israeli American Freedom Defense Initiative, the most recent set of ads show inflammatory, anti-gay quotations from Muslims like controversial cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and U.K. radio personality Sister Ruby Ramadan.

“The ads will increase awareness about the subjugation and oppression of gays under Shariah law,” Geller told the San Francisco Examiner. “The gay community should be standing with me, not against me.”

Huffington Post, 20 March 2013

Hopefully, the LGBT community will see through this grotesquely cynical ploy. Perhaps someone with more time on their hands than I do might like to investigate what the attitude of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church is towards homosexuality, and ask what steps Robert Spencer has taken to combat homophobia within his own faith.

Update:  See Nathan Lean, “Anti-Islamic ad campaign is only spreading hate”, San Francisco Examiner, 20 March 2013