Skip to comments.Woman spray-painting anti-jihad ads in NYC shocked at arrest [VIDEO]
Posted on 09/26/2012 5:34:44 PM PDT by markomalleyEdited on 09/26/2012 5:40:50 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Egyptian-American progressive activist Mona Eltahaway was arrested in New York on Tuesday after spray painting over both a pro-Israel Subway advertisement and anti-jihadist blogger Pamela Hall, who tried to block the pink-clad Eltahaway from destroying the poster.
I am not violating it [free speech], I am making an expression on free speech, Eltahaway said as the bizarre encounter was being recorded.
I think this is freedom of expression, just like this [sign] is freedom of expression, she said, before cursing at the camera-wielding Hall and continuing to paint over the words.
Eltahaway, whose Twitter account describes her as a columnist and a blogger on Arab and Muslim issues, has a blog which highlights her talking-head appearances on CNN, BBC and Canadas CBC.
Shortly after saying she was offended Hall did not pronounce Eltahaway correctly, Eltahaway expressed great surprise at being placed under arrest for spray painting in a New York City Subway.
For what? Eltahaway exclaimed, after being informed she was being arrested.
For, for what? one of the two arresting police officers replied.
It is my right as a U.S. citizen to know what youre arresting me for, Eltahaway continued, turning toward a crowd to ask if they were watching. The crowd did not show any outward signs of sympathy toward the suspected vandal.
This is what happens to nonviolent protesters in America in 2012, Eltahaway said, 15 years after New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani explained the harshness of graffiti street justice to a Saturday Night Live audience:
She got in my way, Elwahay told the officer in explaining why her nonviolent protest assaulted Hall.
The 46- by 30-inch ads are plastered in 10 Manhattan stations, including busy Grand Central and Times Square Stations, The New York Post reports.
They were sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, which is led by the controversial anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller.
In any war between the civilized man and the savage, the advertisements read, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.
Meetings done; pink spray paint time. #ProudSavage #****Hate" reads a tweet posted at roughly 4:30 p.m. on Eltahaways account.
In her next tweet, seven hours later, Mona Eltaway replaced the #****Hate hash tag with one reading #FreeMona.
According to the tweet, she was charged with criminal mischief.
She wants free speech pay for your own damn signs.
The fine should be for her to scrub off all the Graffitti on the Subway cars in Brooklyn.
Egyptian. Just another arab invader.
See if she has a Muslim Brotherhood card.
In the future please edit out profanity before posting.
The 1960s Marxist-Alinsky campus radical, psycho spoiled brats were celebrated in the establishment MSM as the most intelligent generation ever!. They are now arguably that very establishment that praised them and they hold themselves and their ideological issue in even higher regard.
To them killing 30 million Americans can be just a form of free speech to bring about the desired change.
The fractured Muslim mind in full bloom. Its cousin, the Occupy Wall Street mind is hibernating for a season. Neanderthals all, the savages seek refuge in a reasoned social structure that they cannot comprehend. You cannot hate freedom, justice, and the rule of law, and then pretend that they are your salvation. What a complete moron.
Classic leftwing schizophrenia. Hilarious.
As always, history repeats itself.
Wonder if Mona has a bomb factory in her kitchen.
You know that she wanted to say Muslim, but Egyptian sounds politically correct at this time. The history books are filled with euphemisms for Arabs, Muslims, and Islamists. They are all one in the same; savages seeking refuge in cultures they despise.
Based on this $%^@'s reasoning, it's only a matter of degree.
I will submit that one won’t be found, and neither will there be an investigation of her computer’s hard drive. If, however, she was a he, and he was a white supremacist, every folded napkin would be opened in his apartment.
She will probably be given her own talk show on MSNBC.
Watch out, Maddow—you have competition!
I love it when you post that. Hope to see it more often.
I’m still trying to find a right to vandalism in the First Amendment.