Thursday, May 27, 2010


Our old pal Pamela Geller from Atlas Shrugs has an Obama-bashing book coming out in a couple of months, and it appears that she's getting an early start on upping her name recognition, according to CNN:

Ads on NYC buses target those wanting to leave Islam

"Fatwa on your head?" a new series of provocative ads on New York City buses asks. "Is your community or family threatening you? Leaving Islam?"

The ads, sponsored by an organization called Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA), direct viewers to, a website designed "for people who are thinking of leaving Islam or are leaving Islam and need resources" to protect them from harm.

Practicing Muslims who find the ads offensive should "ignore it," SIOA leader Pamela Geller told CNN. "It's not directed to them."

Speaking on conservative Sean Hannity's radio show recently, Geller said, "it's time for Americans to stand up against the evil of Islamic jihadi terrorism and Islamic supremacism." The SIOA, which is funded by its online readership, is currently lobbying to block a mosque proposed near the World Trade Center site....

And gosh, what do you know, the book is being shilled on the Refuge from Islam site (scroll down). Nice work -- publishers are strapped for cash these days (I'm sure yours, Pam, is no exception), so they really appreciate an author who's a self-promoter.

Curiously, even though CNN tells us that the MTA has had no complaints about the ads (New Yorkers tend to ignore crazies and cranks, or just grumble and get on with their lives), this is suddenly a story on CNN as well as on at least one local news broadcast. So I guess your publicists are really working overtime, Pam. They're doing quality work. When this (plus the inevitable wall-to-wall publicity on Fox) forces the book onto the bestseller lists, you might want to spring for the large gift basket.

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