Mona Eltahawy defends vandalism, says she’d do it again; Updated

As Twitchy reported, this past Wednesday, cable news pundit Mona Eltahawy took issue with an anti-jihad poster in a New York City subway station. Disgusted by a pro-Israel group’s expression of free speech, spray-painted the poster — and the woman trying to defend it — in the name of … free speech. Eltahawy was joined by other proud vandals whose warped interpretation of the First Amendment led them to believe that their speech should be prized above everyone else’s.

Today, Eltahawy appeared on CNN international to defend her indefensible act. To her, the vandalism wasn’t really vandalism at all; it was a righteous act. Gee, no wonder the Muslim Brotherhood took such a shine to her.

Activist Mona Eltahawy on subway vandalism: "I wanted freedom of expression on top of freedom of expression."

— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) September 28, 2012

Mona Eltahawy to CNN Int'l: "That woman who threw herself between me…she is from the group that put up those posters."

— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) September 28, 2012

Mona Eltahawy to CNN Int'l: "I reject right-wing hate on both sides."

— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) September 28, 2012

Eltahawy branded her actions as peaceful and nonviolent:

Mona Eltahawy to CNN Int'l: "My protest was peaceful and non-violent and I would do it again in a second."

— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) September 28, 2012

Peaceful? Sure, Mona. Try telling that to Pamela Hall, the woman you shoved and spray-painted.

Mona Eltahawy to CNN Int'l: Subway vandalism stunt wasn't to raise media profile, "I don't need to raise my media profile."

— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) September 28, 2012

Eltahawy retweeted messages from a drooling supporter who played fast and loose with moral equivalency:

@MomMilkshake @monaeltahawy If ad read "In the war b/w the savage black man & the civilized man, support the KKK," would it hv been posted?

— Sulome Anderson (@SulomeAnderson) September 28, 2012

@MomMilkshake @monaeltahawy Hate speech is considered socially unacceptable in this country unless its directed at Muslims.That is alarming.

— Sulome Anderson (@SulomeAnderson) September 28, 2012

Clearly this woman has been living in a bubble.

@MomMilkshake @monaeltahawy I believe the word I'm referring to is "savage." Racists love to play with semantics.

— Sulome Anderson (@SulomeAnderson) September 28, 2012

Or spray paint, perhaps.

Eltahawy finally pinpointed exactly what it is that has her critics so upset: jealousy. And racism, natch:

Gotta laugh at "Mona looking 4 fame" peeps-interesting bedfellows:right wing racist shits & sour,bitter people who wish had done what I did

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) September 28, 2012

She’s sick.

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Eltahawy doubled down on her nonviolence garbage:

.@melissagira @zephoria Committing crime & violence 2 diff things for me. I consider my misdemeanor an act if non-violent civil disobedience

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) September 28, 2012

And blamed Pamela Hall for the incident:

.@melissagira @zephoria The violence, as far as I'm concerned, was committed by Pamela Hall who shoved her monopod into my chest.

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) September 28, 2012

Pathetic.

Now going to salon for more red for my hair. Maybe I should make it pink…#FuckRacism

— Mona Eltahawy (@monaeltahawy) September 28, 2012