The Post has some fun stoking readers’ xenophobia with a story today about an upcoming subway ad campaign promoting Islam during Ramadan. Besides the predictable puns (“Train-ing Day for Jihadists,” “Allah board!” and “G-had train”), the story points to a connection between the “proselytizing” ad campaign and terrorism, an assertion based on a YouTube video intended to raise funds for the "You Deserve to Know" Subway Project.

One of the talking heads in the promotional video is Siraj Wahhaj, an African-American Imam of Al-Taqwa mosque in Brooklyn. Wahhaj was named as one of 170 un-indicted co-conspirators in the case against Omar Abdel-Rahman, the blind Muslim serving a life sentence for the World Trade Center bombing in 1993. Wahhaj was never charged, but did serve as a character witness for Abdel-Rahaman’s defense.

The Post has it that Wahhaj has referred to the FBI and CIA as the "real terrorists" and sermonized that "in time, this so-called democracy will crumble, and there will be nothing, and the only thing that will remain will be Islam.” Yeah, probably not the best choice for a campaign to counter "Islamaphobia." Of course Wahhaj does strike a less inflammatory tone in the Subway Project video, seeking donations by asking viewers to imagine millions of subway riders “seeing the name Mohammad. Imagine them seeing the word Islam. Imagine them seeing the word hijab.”