A judge ruled that “Killing Jews is Worship” can appear on New York City Transit, if you can believe that. The ridiculous ruling – and signage- are an absolute horror to the Jewish population living in NYC, but who cares, right? Allah is having his day in the sun, apparently…
New Yorkers are used to aggressive advertising. Banners for breast implants. Billboards for condoms. But a federal judge’s ruling has opened the door for far more controversial posters on buses and subways across the city.
“Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah,” reads one such ad next to the image of a young man in a checkered headscarf. “That’s His Jihad. What’s yours?”
The poster is at the center of heated legal debate over public safety and free speech. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge John Koeltl ruled that New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) cannot stop the controversial ad from running on scores of subway cars and buses.
The MTA has argued that the ad could incite violence against Jews, but Koeltl rejected that idea.
MTA officials “underestimate the tolerant quality of New Yorkers and overestimate the potential impact of these fleeting advertisements,” he ruled. “Moreover, there is no evidence that seeing one of these advertisements on the back of a bus would be sufficient to trigger a violent reaction. Therefore, these ads — offensive as they may be — are still entitled to First Amendment protection.”
Making the case all the stranger is that the posters are not the work of an Islamist group, but rather a pro-Israel organization.
“This is a triumph for liberty and free speech,” tweeted Pamela Geller, the president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), the group that purchased the ads and sued the MTA to run them. “#freedom #victory #shariafail.”
— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) April 21, 2015
Uhm no. This is an offensive pile of dreck if you as me. For non-Jewish people, that means sh*t. This is a horrible thing to put where a huge Jewish population lives, and completely nasty and scary. They wanna claim American Sniper is racist? Makes them feel scared? Here’s a news flash, this is actually something to be scared of if it is seen.
H/T: Washington Post
Sign up to get alerts from Joe!