Geller has been in a long andÂ complicatedÂ battle withÂ TheÂ Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the company that owns and operates the city’s subway, train and bus systems. While the MTAÂ initially attempted to ban the ads last year, a judge ruled in Geller’s favor, leading to a decision to post them at numerous subway stops last month.
But the contention didn’t end there. On Friday,Â we reportedÂ on the transit group’s controversial free-speech decision to revise its advertising standards as a result of the incident. The MTA, via its official rules, nowÂ reserves the rightÂ to ban ads that “would incite or provoke violence” â€” a decisionÂ Harvard Law School professor Alan DershowitzÂ is calling “plain dumb” and “unconstitutional.”
Pamela’s new ads
New anti-jihad ad campaign to roll out across NYC
“Defend America, Defeat Jihad — The Display of This Advertisement Does Not Imply MTA’s Endorsement of the Views Expressed.” This is justÂ too good.
Pamela Geller has much more on her brilliant campaignÂ here.
Rushdie: “The pope gets ridiculed every day, but you don’t see Catholics organizing terrorist attacks around the world”––Salman Rushdie usually demonstrates that he doesn’t really have any clue about why he is under an ongoing death fatwa, but in this he is spot-on. “Islam: I don’t like the word Islamophobia, Rushdie,” fromÂ ANSAmed, October 2