Thursday, September 27, 2012

Mona Eltahawy to Be Sued by Protestor in New York Anti-Jihad Incident (VIDEO)

(Algemeiner) Following an incident on Tuesday in the Times Square subway station where an Egyptian born American activist spray painted an anti-Jihad poster designed to garner support for Israel, the woman who attempted to stop the vandalism is suing for damage to her property.

When Mona Eltahawy took out a can of pink spray paint and began to deface an advertisement that reads “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad,” a woman named Pam Hall stepped in front of Eltahawy and began questioning her right to spray paint the sign.

“Mona, do you think you have the right to do this?” Hall asked in an incident that was caught on video and can be viewed at the bottom of this article. “What right do you have to violate free speech?”

Eventually, two New York City policemen arrived and arrested Eltahawy. She responded by telling on-lookers, “This is non-violent protest, see this America. I’m an Egyptian-American and I refuse hate.”

Now, Hall tells the Daily News in Britain that she plans to sue Eltahawy for damage to her property.

“Not my camera itself….that’s why I held it above my head. It was the support…the mono pod, camera bag,’ she told MailOnline. ‘I was moving around to avoid the spray.”

The advertisement, which has been placed in multiple New York City subway stations, was originally rejected by the Metropolitan Transit Authority, however a court decision forced the MTA to run the ads.

They ads were bought by the controversial American Freedom Defense Initiative.
I remember feeling bad for Mona Eltahawy when she was arrested, beaten and sexually assaulted by Egyptian police while covering events in Tahrir Square in November of 2011. I won't be having such feelings for this jihad lover again.