Ad equating Islamic jihad with savagery debuts in New York subway
Imagine the considerable ‘blowback’ effect that plastering these images all over New York’s subway system may have upon the city. Does the group responsible for the creation of this ad have any sense? Probably not- after all, they are of the fundamentalist variety.
It is quite a shame that religious conflict still rages in the early days of the 21st century. -Grant J. Kidney
Haaretz — An inflammatory ad equating Islamic jihad with savagery was posted on Monday in 10 New York City subway stations, even as much of the Muslim world was still seething over a California-made movie ridiculing the Prophet Mohammed.
The ad, sponsored by the pro-Israel American Freedom Defense Initiative, appeared after the Metropolitan Transit Authority lost a bid to refuse to post it on the grounds that it violated the agency’s policy against demeaning language. In July, a federal judge ruled it was protected speech and ordered the MTA
to place the posters.
The ad, featuring mostly black-and-white lettering on 46-by-30-inch (117-by-72-cm) cardboard posters, will remain posted for a month, MTA spokeswoman Marjorie Anders said.