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Sep262012

HATEFUL POSTER VIOLENTLY DEFACED, BUT KIND OF FUNNY

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Yesterday, prominent Egyptian-American journalist and activist, Mona Eltahawy, made a brave attempt to deface (or make a legitimate public comment upon) a controversial "anti-jihad" ad the Times Square subway station, got humorously harassed, then not so humorously arrested by some cops and at least one dog. 

Considering how intense the situation is (meaning protest speech, Arab-Israeli conflict etc, not that guy that used to hang at the Jersey Shore) it's a lot funnier than it seems like it would be. Thank god the New York Post was on hand to film the whole weird party scene (don't worry, the clip is below.)

Great quotes from the non-violent (and somewhat non-sensical) defacement video include …

… Mona, do you have a right to do this? - I do actually, I think this is freedom of expression …
… Tell me Mona, why do you have a right to violate free speech? - I'm not violating it, I'm making a statement on it …
… Do you want paint on yourself, do you really?…
… You are violating free speech Mona …
… Get off me or I'm going to get the police - go get the police, no one's stopping you - fuck you …
… Stop it Mona - I'm not going to stop it …
… Mona-Elta-Hawy, Mona-Elta-Hawy - Get my name right, my god you sound like a film, parody …
… You're under arrest - For what? What are you arresting me for? ...
… I'm expressing myself freely and I hurt no one, non-violent protest …
… You could get some spray paint in someone's eye …
… How old are you? - I'm 45 and I'm Egyptian-American and I refuse hate (off-camera; that's why) what do you mean that's why?

Ahh, such amazing gifts! We love how "Pamela" keeps calling "Mona" by her first name like this is some sort of cat fight in a weird protest-speech cult.

Oddly, the arresting officers will not even say out loud why she is being arrested, did anyone know NYC cops were such dicks? Finally they lamely claim that spray paint might get in someones eye? Do these guys not even know that vandalizing posters is illegal, my god officers, have you not seen our awesome book New York Dick, really.

And who is this woman "Pamela" who's blocking-photographing-antagonizing Mona? Apparently she is Pamela Hall, one of the amazing nut-jobs that helped bring to New York the bogus horror of the "Ground Zero Mosque," and she is associated with The American Freedom Defense Initiative who paid to post the offending ads. And, she apparently is also just hanging around the Times Square edition of the poster looking for a photo-op/confrontation. 

NYD sends a big thanks to all the key players for helping to keep defacement alive and keeping New York the dicky-est city in America (but not the dicky-est state, that of course is Arizona.)

For more detail check out The Guardian, or the Atlantic.