Friday, September 28, 2012

Heckler's Veto

New York probably heard/saw this:

An Egyptian activist, Mona Eltahawy, was arrested yesterday in a New York City subway station as she was in the middle of spray-painting over pro-Israeli ads–and seeming to partially paint over a Manhattan mom who tried to shield the ads by standing in front of them. Eltahawy was charged with criminal mischief, making graffiti, and possession of a graffiti instrument.

...Elthaway defended herself to the woman by saying it was her “freedom of expression” to deface the advertisements..


According to Newsbusters' Tim Graham, Eltahawy frequently discusses Egypt on CNN and MSNBC and "often smears together the Islamist 'right wing' and the American right wing."

And yet, this blithering idiot has forced a retreat by the MTA:

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved new guidelines for advertisements on Thursday, prohibiting those that it “reasonably foresees would imminently incite or provoke violence or other immediate breach of the peace"

The 8-to-0 vote by the authority’s board came three days after pro-Israel ads characterizing Islamist opponents of the Jewish state as being “savage” began appearing in subway stations, setting off vandalism, denunciations of the authority and calls for the ads’ removal.

Another victory for the left, using its tools of violence, fear, and intimidation.

Imagine what four more years will bring....

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