Wednesday, April 29, 2015

US judge allows 'Muslims killing Jews' ads on buses

Similar AFDI advertising campaigns have run in other US cities, including in Washington DC [File: AFP]
A United States federal judge has ordered New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to display on its buses a controversial ad that refers to Muslims killing Jews, rejecting the argument that the ad could incite "terrorism" or imminent violence. In his ruling, published on Tuesday, US District Judge John Koeltl in Manhattan said the ad from the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), which had previously run in Chicago and San Francisco, was protected speech under the First Amendment of the US Constitution. Similar AFDI campaigns have also run elsewhere, including in Washington DC. [link]

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