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Anti-Muslim Ad Ban Upheld by 2nd Circuit

MANHATTAN (CN) – New York City’s ban on advertisements with the slogan “Killing Jews is Worship” is legal, as the city no longer accepts political advertisements, the Second Circuit ruled on Thursday.

The ads, which were paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative and submitted for approval in 2014, shows a picture of a man draped in a Palestinian keffiyeh next to a quotation attributed to Hamas MTV.

The quotation, which was translated from a music video by militants that was broadcast in the Gaza strip, states “killing Jews is worship that draws us closer to Allah.” Underneath the quote the ad stated: “That’s His Jihad. What’s yours?”

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority attempted to block the group from displaying the ads, claiming they would incite violence. The AFDI then filed a lawsuit claiming violation of its First Amendment rights.

A federal judge ruled last year that there was no public safety threat in the advertising campaign, holding the city had produced no objective evidence it would “incite imminent violence.”

  • Observer

    But the government is now going to hold everybody up the sharia “law”.

  • BradThomas

    How many times has Pamela Geller and her group won court cases about her signs? Several times for sure. Thanks goodness for the First Amendment (imperilled though it appears to be these days).

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Incite imminent violence?
    What the fuck does that mean?

    • Zaba

      It means what the koran does daly.