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Slava Rubin, CEO, Indiegogo.com.

Please remove the recently launched hate campaign "AFDI Ad Campaign Tells Truth About Islam and Jihad" from Indiegogo.com. AFDI is attempting to use crowdfunding as a way to propagate stereotypes, spread hate, and incur harm toward muslims and the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a Muslim civil liberties advocacy organization that deals with civil advocacy.
The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) is an active anti-Muslim hate organization operating out of New York. The Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that monitors hate groups and other extremists throughout the United States and exposes their activities, has categorized the AFDI as a hate group alongside neo-Nazis, Klansmen, white nationalists, neo-Confederates, racist skinheads, black separatists, border vigilantes and others.

The hate campaign that the AFDI has recently launched on your website is a campaign of hatred and will serve as a catalyst for violence. Furthermore, the “AFDI Ad Campaign Tells Truth About Islam and Jihad” campaign is in direct violation of Indiegogo’s Community Guidelines which state that Indiegogo is “not a place for hatred, abuse, discrimination, disrespect, profanity, meanness, or harassment.” This campaign is clearly a campaign fueled by hatred and a call for discrimination AND harassment.
Your company also states in its Terms and Conditions that it is prohibited for campaign owners to "use services to promote violence, degradation, subjugation, discrimination or hatred against individuals or groups based on race, ethnic origin, religion, disability, gender, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity." It is clear, that the hateful speech and sweeping generalizations of this campaign, and the ads which could result from it, will only lead to violence, hatred, and the subjugation of innocent people.
Indiegogo prides itself on being a company that has “empowered hundreds of thousands of inventors, musicians, do-gooders, filmmakers—and other game-changers—to bring big dreams to life.” CODEPINK supports the empowerment of all people, and sincerely hope that you will remove this hateful campaign from your website immediately.
Signed,
CODEPINK: Women for Peace

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CODEPINK: Women for Peace

This petition closed almost 5 years ago

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AFDI's campaign is one of hatred. Your signature stands as a testament against the use of crowdfunding to promote hatred and discrimination. Tell Indiegogo to follow their OWN Terms and...

AFDI's campaign is one of hatred. Your signature stands as a testament against the use of crowdfunding to promote hatred and discrimination. Tell Indiegogo to follow their OWN Terms and Conditions, and REMOVE this incredibly offensive campaign.

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