Ten bus cards, out of thousands that appear on the outside of San Francisco Muni buses, triggered a March 11 protest led by District Attorney George Gascon, who called them intolerable "Islamophobic bigotry."
Board of Supervisors President David Chiu, characterizing ads as examples of well-known hate extremism, said he was introducing a resolution to denounce them.
It's true that the ads say hateful things, but the organization which bought them didn't write them.
"The purpose of our campaign," said Pamela Geller of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, "is to show the reality of jihad...using the exact quotes and text that they use...I am merely using high-profile Muslims and their own words."
Oakland Imam Salah el Seeiadi said, "When someone attacks our religion it's like they are attacking us."
One of the "attacks," quoted from Hamas television, reads, "Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah."
Which sort of begs the question of which religion is attacking whom.