Anti-Islamic Ads To Be Featured On New York Transit System and the Muslim Times’ Response

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NEW YORK (AP) — Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on 100 New York City buses and two subway entrances next week, but transit officials have rejected an ad from the same group that includes the phrase “Killing Jews.”

The six approved ads show an image of beheaded American journalist James Foley standing next to his killer.

The ads are paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative run by blogger Pamela Geller. She says the campaign highlights points about Islam ignored by government and media.

A court order forces the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to run viewpoint ads. The agency requires a disclaimer saying it doesn’t endorse the views.

The agency says it rejected an ad with the quote “Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah” because it could incite violence.


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  1. Separation of Church and State is a concept most of us can agree with. In the common understanding it means that the State will not interfere in the matters of religion and religion will not interfere in the matters of the State.
    I think it also means that opinion formers and pundits will not mingle these two either.
    What is happening in the Middle East has nothing to do with religion. It is politics. But all sides are trying to use religion to support their position as it is a powerful motivation for the ordinary folks.
    Kings of the world have always attacked others. This is what they do. They attack others trying to increase their domain. In older days it used to be territory and these days it is economical dominance. If someone thinks that the wars and blood shed in the Middle East have anything to do with giving freedom to people or protecting their rights or any other lofty goals, then I have a bridge to sell.

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