Pro-Israel Ad Approved for New York Subway
An advertisement condemning radical Islam and supporting Israel will appear in 10 New York City subway stations beginning next week, despite city attempts to prevent the campaign, CNN reported.
The ad, which has generated some controversy over its message, reads: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man, Support Israel, Defeat Jihad.”
New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) initially refused to allow the ad to appear. However, a federal judge overturned the MTA decision, arguing that the ad is protected under the First Amendment.
“We don’t think it’s controversial,” said Pamela Geller, the executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), the organization behind the advertisement. “It’s truth. The MTA has run anti-Israel ads before and no one had an issue about it. ‘Any war on innocent civilians is savagery’: What’s controversial here?”