Free Speech Wins A Narrow Victory In New York 9/11 ads

August 13, 2010 09:18

Monday, the MTA recognized the justice of our position in our lawsuit, and agreed to run our ad as originally submitted. This is a great victory for freedom of speech.

Pamalea Geller at


“Last Friday, my organization the Freedom Defense Initiative (FDI), my colleague Robert Spencer and I filed a lawsuit against the city of New York for refusing my SIOA “Preservation of Ground Zero” bus campaign.

Unbelievably, New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) refused the campaign because it contained “9/11 images” and associated the Ground Zero mega-mosque with 9/11. (Full text of our complaint is here.)”

‘Comments Yerushalmi: “What makes this jihad against free speech so egregious is that the MTA has run any number of controversial religious and political ads without batting an eyelid. But as soon as the Shariah-faithful cowed Mayor Bloomberg and the MTA into dhimmi-like submission, the First Amendment to the Constitution gave way to Sharia’s blasphemy laws.”’


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