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End Run on Free Speech: New York transit agency may change rule to block AFDI ads

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It would be a pity to shut down free speech in this way. But we have seen craven city officials do this in other cities. With every AFDI free speech, quisling bureacrats find another way to silence freedom of speech. After we won in Miami, they banned political speech. Chicago, too. I never thought I’d see it in New York City, capital of the free world, but I am not surprised that it is happening under Red Bill DeBlasio, our sharia Mayor and spineless coward.

Our ads quote high-profile Muslims and Muslim organizations calling for jihad, genocide, gender apartheid, creed apartheid. etc. Shutting us down won’t stop these savages, it will embolden them.

The “killing Jews is worship to Allah” ad is a direct quote from a Hamas broadcast on “Palestinian” television. Hamas was just re-elected. Do Americans know this? It is about calling attention to the genocidal statements of Hamas, and to Islamic antisemitism in general. It is scandalous that even one penny of American aid goes to these people who nurse this genocidal bloodlust.

There is one good thing that would come out of this, though: the Jew-haters and Islamic supremacist groups like American Muslims for Palestine and CAIR couldn’t run their ads either.

“New York transit agency may change rule to block ‘Killing Jews’ ad,” Jerusalem Post, April 24, 2015

Stung by a court ruling that would force it to run a controversial ad from an anti-Muslim group on its buses, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority may adopt a new policy that could let it ban the ad after all.

In a letter submitted on Friday to US District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan, an MTA lawyer said the agency’s board plans on April 29 to vote on a proposal to adopt a new advertising policy that would transform MTA property into a “limited public forum,” enabling the agency to exclude “all advertisements of a political nature.”

The MTA believes such a policy would allow it to ban an ad from the American Freedom Defense Initiative, portraying a man wearing a scarf around his face, with a quotation “Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah” attributed to “Hamas MTV,” and below that, “That’s His Jihad. What’s yours?”

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Koeltl had on Tuesday said the MTA’s refusal to run that ad violated the First Amendment of the US Constitution, because the agency had not shown that the display could incite terrorism or imminent violence.

A lawyer for the American Freedom Defense Initiative was not immediately available for comment.

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