Last month, the FBI was running a terrorism awareness campaign featuring bus ads depicting photos of sixteen of the world's Most Wanted Terrorists. This was a publicity campaign sponsored by the Joint Terrorism Task Force for the State Department's Rewards for Justice (RFJ) program. But then the Leftists and Islamic supremacists complained that the ads were "Islamophobic," and they came down – and unbelievably, Seattle is refusing to allow my group, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), to put them back up.
The RFJ program offers huge rewards, up to $25 million, for information that helps stop jihad terror plots. It has been very successful, helping bag the notorious jihadist Ramzi Yousef, who is now in prison for his role in the 1993 World Trade Center jihad bombing. This program saves lives.
However, Muslim groups and the politicians in their pockets actually succeeded in pressuring the FBI into removing the ad. As such, we decided that we had to do the FBI's job for them, in the interest of national security. We took it upon ourselves to alert the public to the nature and magnitude of the terror threat, and submitted the same ad, with minor variations in the color scheme and design to avoid copyright issues, to Seattle Transit.