What’s controversial about it? 1,400 years of history are quite clear. Source: St. Augustine Beach billboard’s anti-Islam message prompts online petition | StAugustine.com
A controversial billboard posted along State Road A1A on Anastasia Island has led to the creation of a petition aimed at its removal that’s attracted support from all over the world.
But the billboard’s message — “Islam Bloody Islam, doomed by its doctrine” — is especially disturbing to some members of the St. Augustine community who think the sign misrepresents the city as a whole.
Becky Williams, 31, created the petition Saturday on Care2’s petition website after noticing the billboard on her drive home from work the night before.
“Many of us feel like someone has taken the voice of our entire community and blasted it on a billboard in a way that has nothing to do with our own beliefs or feelings,” Williams said.
Since when did a billboard of any kind represent the entire community? Do Planned Parenthood billboards mean the entire community supports abortion? Did this billboard represent the entire community? Billboards claim “Jesus is Muslim” and “Mohammed is in the Bible”
Williams said the petition is meant to rally support for the Muslim community.
Now we get to Williams real goal. Does she support the wife-beating Muslims in the community? The jihad-waging Muslims in the community? Those who want sharia to replace the Constitution? Even if there is just one, like one billboard, would that represent the entire community? (Even if it is permitted by sharia law?)
“We didn’t want all of this to get lost in a debate over freedom of speech,” Williams said. “Whether or not the billboard gets removed, there’s at least been a feeling of support and community and showing that love and tolerance has a more powerful voice.”
There is no free speech in Islam, and they are waging a war on it here too.
The billboard is owned by St. John’s Outdoor Advertising, but it’s unclear who paid to have the message posted and owner Robert Harry Jr. did not respond to interview requests.
The company’s phone number was out of service on Monday and no one answered the door at the business during repeated trips to its Riverview Drive address.
The petition has already gathered thousands of signatures of support from those in the U.S. and beyond. New Zealand, South Africa, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Spain are just some of the many countries represented among those rallying for the billboard’s removal.
“I knew there would be support, but I had no idea it would grow to this level,” Williams said.
People like Williams would rather side with foreigners and those who will kill Americans in an instant. Dhimmitude.
Ayman El-Sawa, 50, a member of the Islamic Center in St. Augustine, said the threat isn’t just against Muslims, it’s against all communities.
“Because we don’t want someone tomorrow to put up a sign against Christianity or Judism or white or black,” El-Sawa said. “We don’t want this to happen not only to Islam, but to anyone. We don’t want this to happen to our country.”
The Islamic Center has tentative plans to meet next weekend with other local churches and groups to organize peace and unity rallies.
El-Sawa said they also hope to meet with local government and St. Augustine Beach Mayor Rich O’Brien to discuss the billboard.
“I believe as an activist, we should work with our local government,” El-Sawa said. “I believe every great thing that has happened in this great country happened because people came together and worked with the government.”
A Muslim activist who will quietly work to submit the local government to sharia.
O’Brien did not return calls to confirm whether a meeting will take place.