I wasn't aware that it was the job of the Huffington Post to render moral judgments about the nature of the stories that they report. Let's contrast that with another article about an anti-Semitic ad campaign:
Do you see how this works? Wodka Vodka ads are "charged" with anti-Semitism, whereas Ms. Geller's ads simply are Islamophobic. Thank you very much, Huffington Post. That being said, the inside headline is not quite as bad, until you get to the article:
Now I think Ms. Geller would refer to the ads (here's a photo by the way in case you haven't seen them) as "anti-Jihad" or "critical of Jihad," but considering that they use a quote from the Quran, okay let's go with "anti-Islam." The problem arrives with the very first line of the article, in case you are having trouble reading it (emphasis mine):
"New York City's resident Islamophobe is back with yet another anti-Islam subway ad. Pamela Geller's latest features a photo of the World Trade Center exploding in flames next to a quote from the Quran that reads, “Soon shall We cast terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers.”Is it the role of the Huffington Post to be rendering moral judgments and calling people names like "Islamophobe?" Have I missed something? Aren't they supposed to be an Internet newspaper? When was the last time you heard to a newspaper refer to someone as "New York City's resident Islamophobe" or any variation thereof?
Here's what else is interesting: This is the Huffington Post's original reporting. If you Google that paragraph you will find that all links go back to them. So who wrote the article? That's a good question, because no author's name is listed. I'm sure that would come in very handy should Ms. Geller, for example, want to sue the Huffington Post for defamation of character.
But anyway, let's get to the comments. Shockingly, despite all the spin contained in the article and headline the commentators sided with Ms. Geller and the ads. The comments were extremely critical of Islam, often crossing the line into bigotry against Muslims (i.e. "they all want to take over the world.") Here are some examples from the top favorited comments: