Journalist Mona Eltahawy arrested in NY for defacing pro-Israel ad [Video]

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Egyptian-American columnist Mona Eltahawy was arrested on Tuesday for spray painting over a pro-Israel advert on the New York subway which equates Israel with civilisation and Palestine with Muslim radicals and savages.

“In any war between the civilised man and the savage, support the civilised man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad,” the advert said.

“This is non-violent protest, see this America,” Eltahawy said in the video posted on the New York Post website as police officers were arresting her.

“I’m an Egyptian-American and I refuse hate,” she added.

The 46- by 30-inch ads are posted in 10 Manhattan stations, including the busy Grand Central and Times Square Stations.

The American Freedom Defense Initiative, a pro-Israel group spearheaded by activist Pamela Geller, paid $6,000 for the ad space.

Source: ArhamOnline

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4 Responses to Journalist Mona Eltahawy arrested in NY for defacing pro-Israel ad [Video]

  1. Ash El Sherif says: September 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    The Zionist power has & will continue to intimidate America ! Anti-Semitism is used as a bludgeon to silence ANY criticism of Jews/Israel by AIPAC which controls both the executive & the legislative branches of government !

  2. Spencer Haskins says: September 27, 2012 at 4:48 am

    Mona Eltahawy was absolutely right……….again! She did as we should all do, when confronted by manifest hatred and injustice, we should stand against it. Even if this stand is superficially illegal! This is the nature of civil disobedience ! She is a shining example of how we should all be!

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  4. Mary Anne Farah says: September 30, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I am in complete agreement with Mona’s infuriation with the ad. I am proud of her actions. I do not agree with the defamation of any property however. But the ad is clearly racist, hateful and insulting. Israel is a terrorist, racist state.