Tags: muslim | posters | dc | subway

Judge Declares DC Metro Must Accept anti-Jihad ads

Thursday, 11 Oct 2012 08:52 PM

By Stephen Feller

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The American Freedom Defense Initiative has placed anti-Jihad posters in a third city’s subway system with the help of judges who forced the agencies responsible for the rail lines to accept the ads.

Riders of the Metro in Washington, D.C., like their counterparts in New York and San Francisco, were greeted this week by posters calling Muslim Jihadists “savages” and those who oppose them “civilized,” with a plea to support the former, according to a report from Politico.

The ads have sparked responses from defacement by riders to a Democratic member of Congress, Mike Honda of California, who is urging a boycott of the Metro for the entire four-week run of the ads.

Sojourners, the faith-based social justice organization, already has purchased ad space near the AFDI posters encouraging Metro riders to “love your fellow Muslim.” Riders also have written on signs, and one was covered with post-it notes delivering a competing message of tolerance.

“The right to free speech is a right I will defend to my grave,” Honda said in a statement. “The right to not support hate speech is also a right, which is why I encourage people to boycott, if possible, WMATA until the ad buy is finished. We do not have to support hate speech.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Retype Email:
Zip Code:
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Joe Scarborough Denies Lobbying Hard for 'Meet the Press' Job

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 23:07 PM

MSNBC's Joe Scarborough denied reports Thursday that he and his Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski have been "aggress . . .

Laura Ingraham: Rand Paul Closest to Americans on Foreign Policy

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 21:43 PM

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul, accused of being an isolationist by some fellow Republicans, is actually more in step with the  . . .

Legal Analyst Coffey: Ariz. Execution Won't Affect Death Penalty

Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 20:22 PM

Don't expect Arizona's controversial execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood to put a damper on the death penalty, veteran lega . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved