Anti-Ground Zero Mosque Ad To Appear On NYC Buses

NEW YORK (CBS 2) — The MTA approved a provocative bus ad that objects to the controversial plan to build a mosque near Ground Zero.

The ad features a plane flying toward the burning World Trade Center towers  with an image of the mosque nearby.

LISTEN: WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell gets reaction in TriBeCa
LISTEN: 1010 WINs’ John Montone gets reaction at Ground Zero

The ad was the subject of a lawsuit filed by the American Freedom Defense Initiative. The group opposes radical Islamic influence in the U.S.

The transit agency said it did not endorse the advertisement’s views.

The mosque proposal sparked a national debate over the limits of tolerance and the symbolism of Ground Zero.

The name for the planned Islamic cultural center was changed from the provocative Cordoba House to Park51. Cordoba was symbolic of the centuries-long Islamic conquest and occupation of Spain that began in 711 A.D. and ended in 1492 A.D.

  • Melinda

    Not all Muslims are terrorists – however, all of the terrorists who commited murder on 9/11/01 WERE MUSLIM. THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN AND THEY DON’T WANT THE MOSQUE THERE ! PERIOD ! When did the taxpayers/citizens lose their rights ??????

  • JasonS

    Greg from Red Eye is talking to investors about opening a gay bar that caters to gay Muslims right next door to the mosque. It’s a serious business venture which is going ahead. Let’s see how tolerant and respectful of freedom these mosque people are.

  • Marie

    This peaceful mosque employs a radical imam who believes that we brought on 911 ourselves, that Hamas is not a terrorist org., and will not reveal all sources of financing. He is also in favor of Shria law.
    Also, the peaceful mosque want to open it’s doors on 9/11/2011-why on this day??!! -before our own memorial is completed?
    What more do you need to know?
    You cannot be that naive…
    With over 200 mosques in NYC, no one’s religious freedom is being denied-it is about a large golden paned mosque overlooking the gravesite of ground zero.It is a symbol of victory.
    It is about the gall and insensitivity of this particular group & the refusal to re- locate.
    Whatever happened to NEVER FORGET????
    I still remember.

  • DanTe

    FACT: Everywhere where there are mu-Slimes, sh-!t happens.

    China — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children)

    India — sh-!t happens
    (mu-slimes burned 100s of hindus alive in packed trains and burned villagers alive while they slept)

    Middle East — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children)

    Russia — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children)

    South East Asia — sh-!t happens
    (mu-slime thugs who kidnap teachers, school children, nurses, priests for ransom, than murder them all)

    Europe — sh-!t happens
    (suicide bombers that kill little children)

    USA — 9/11 happened

    Goes to reason, no mu-slimes, no sh-!t.
    All these camel turds understand is violence and lies anyway. I say we oblige them by killing them all and than lie about how sorry we are.

    Islam is a disease. You don’t talk to diseases like small pox, AIDS, typhoid, etc, they need to be eradicated. Time to get rid of this pestilence, much like we got rid of polio.

  • Ronnie B

    Like they let my friend live? I have nothing but contempt for EVERY muslim I see.

  • Islamophobic crowd

    let them build their house of hate where it belongs,
    at the town dump.
    yes i’m a racist, so what.

  • Santiago O' Higgins

    No one has said anything about race. Mohammedanism is not a race it is a religion and a philosophy that has had provided some startling surprises to New Yorkers…..

  • ansar

    This country is to a great extent living in the segregation mood. It’s so sad that the media and a vocal Islamophobic crowd hijacked this local mosque plan into a highly controversial national issue. If you don’t call this racist then there is nothing you could.
    May God guide them in the right path! And save this country from being hated and hatred within groups.

  • Habib Khan

    Live and Let Live.

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