Washington DC officials block Muhammad subway cartoon

Transport officials in Washington DC have blocked plans by an American free speech pressure group to have a controversial cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad displayed on the subway.

The American Freedom Defense Initiative wanted to display the cartoon, which won first prize at an event in Texas.

Two gunmen were shot dead by police outside the event earlier this month.

Washington transport authorities on Thursday banned political, religious and advocacy adverts on the subway.

The transport authority in the US capital voted unanimously to suspend advertisements it describes as “issue-oriented”.

  • moraywatson

    “Washington transport authorities on Thursday banned political, religious and advocacy adverts on the subway.”
    So no hijabs, muslim beards etc. then, I presume?

  • roccolore

    I noticed that the same officials didn’t have any problem when there were anti-Israel ads.

  • tom_billesley

    “shot dead by police”
    Yes, if that means shot dead by one off-duty traffic cop working a second job as a security guard.

  • Zaba

    A lively discussion on this topic over at npr.org.
    I am blown away that most of the commentors are clearly muzlim,
    or clueless.
    Add your sarcasm…….