As I mentioned recently, the New York Times published an awesome ad sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), urging Catholics to leave the Church. Now, however, the same paper has refused to print a very similar ad about Islam. Here’s a video; sadly, it’s from Fox News, who won’t show either ad because they’re considered “offensive.”
Here’s the ad, from the Daily Caller (note the similarities to the FFRF ad):
But the Times didn’t shut the door to running the ad altogether.
“We have not made a decision not to publish the ad you refer to,” a letter to Geller said, according to Fox News. “We made a decision to postpone publishing it in light of recent events in Afghanistan, including the Koran burning and the alleged killings of Afghani civilians by a member of the U.S. military.”
Geller told the Daily Caller she doubts the Times will ever run the ad because, in her words, “when is it ever a good time to blaspheme under the Sharia?”
The answer is “never.” Muslims have hit on the optimal strategy to promulgate their faith: riot and kill every time it’s criticized.