A New York judge ruled today that the Metropolitan Transit Authority must run a pro-Israel groupâ€™s controversial ads, widely considered to be anti-Jihad, that could allegedly incite violence against Jewish people.
Judge John G. Koeltl said that the ad, commissioned by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, was protected by freedom of speech and could therefore run on MTA property (as long as the MTA does not appeal). â€œWhile the court is sensitive to the M.T.A.â€™s security concerns, the defendants have not presented any objective evidence that the â€˜Killing Jews advertisementâ€™ would be likely to incite imminent violence,â€ he wrote.
This is controversial to say the least!
The ads in question, which will be displayed on buses and in subway stops, will look like this:
Very controversial, Yes.
Do I believe in Freedom of Speech?? Yes, but if you read the ad and not the small print at the bottom, at a glance it reads “Killing Jews is worship that draws us close to Allah!”
This is probably one of the most confusing ads I have seen in a long time.
In my own opinion, that’s just wrong!