VIDEO: Excelsior! We File Our Free Speech Lawsuit Against the NY MTA

Today David Yerushalmi of the AFLC and I went down to the Federal Courthouse at 500 Pearl Street and filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the New York MTA for refusing to run a political ad on MTA buses that contained a quote from Hamas TV, stating, “Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah.”

The ad above is the ad they rejected because it posed a security risk — it might incite Muslims to kill Jews. Sound like the MTA is suffering from a bout of “islamophobia.” lol

Screen Shot 2014-10-01 at 1.23.58 PMOne of our ads was rejected last month by the New York MTA. I had submitted five, and one was refused. I replaced the rejected ad with two others — the “yesterday’s moderate is today’s headline” and “Hamas is ISIS.” We have six ads running on buses and urban panels.

The MTA’s rejection was based on a flimsy and silly assertion that our ad would exhort Muslims to kill Jews. Actually, maybe it’s not so silly, considering how many Muslims have killed Jews.

The rejected ad mocked the absurd Hamas-CAIR “My Jihad” ad campaign that failed to “rebrand” the word jihad as something fragrant and rosy.

My jihad is getting these bus ads up!

Our ad campaign used real quotes from leading Muslims and/or orgs to show what jihad really was. The MTA said that because CAIR’s “my jihad” campaign didn’t run in NYC that our ad would have no context. The MTA further suggested that while it was not AFDI’s intent, our ad might be perceived as urging Muslims to hate or kill Jews.

VIDEO: Thanks to Pamela Hall.

Robert Spencer was there in spirit — he was handling other pressing matters, slaying other dragons.

Robert Muise of the American Freedom Law Center was dragonslaying in Michigan.   DSC_7368 copyPhoto thanks to Pamela Hall

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