Tehran Times: Anti-Muslim ad on buses in Washington is aimed at inciting wrongful conduct

The ad on a bus in Washington, DC

Charles Taliaferro, a professor of philosophy at St. Olaf College, believes that anti-Muslim adverts on Washington DC Metro buses are aimed at inciting “wrongful conduct”.

The adverts say two-thirds of American aid goes to “Islamic countries” along with a call to “end all aid to Islamic countries”.

“Arguably, the ads are a form of what some call hate-speech, communication that is aimed an inciting violence and wrongful conduct,” Taliaferro says.

“This ad is the work of an extremist, ultra-right wing group known as the American Defense Initiative, an organization that is not just anti-Muslim or Islamophobic but it is also deeply opposed to President Obama’s vision of internationalism as opposed to a policy of isolationism and narrow, uncritical nationalism.”

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