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FILE - Passengers wait on a subway platform in NYC. (credit: CBS 2)

More Ads With Inflammatory Messages About Islam Appear In NYC Subway

Another set of inflammatory ads has appeared in 39 New York City subway stations, paid for by the same group that posted ads equating Muslims or Palestinians with savages last year.

01/08/2013

People walk by a controversial ad, which has been defaced, that condemns radical Islam in a New York City subway station on September 27, 2012. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

New ‘Anti-Jihad’ Ads To Appear In New York City Subways Featuring Twin Towers

Pamela Geller with the American Freedom Defense Initiative said the group has purchased space beside the roughly 220 clocks
that hang above subway platforms in stations throughout the city.

12/14/2012

People walk by a controversial ad, which has been defaced, that condemns radical Islam in a New York City subway station on September 27, 2012. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Religious Groups To Hang Pro-Muslim Ads In NYC Subways

The ads by “Rabbis for Human Rights – North America” and the Christian group “Sojourners” will go up Monday. They’ll hang in the 10 Manhattan subway stations where the anti-jihad ads implying enemies of Israel are “savages” appear.

10/05/2012

MTA pro-Israel ad

MTA Announces New Disclaimer Policy For Non-Commercial Advertisements

According to the MTA, the new policy will require non-commercial ads to contain a prominently displayed disclaimer reading, “This is a paid advertisement sponsored by [Sponsor]. The display of this advertisement does not imply MTA’s endorsement of any views expressed.”

09/27/2012

MTA pro-Israel ad

Controversial Pro-Israel Subway Ads Immediately Defaced, Stamped As Hate Speech

In the wake of violent uprisings abroad following the release of an anti-Islamic film, some said they are worried the ads could fan the flames here in New York City.

09/25/2012

An ad paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative at a Metro-North station in Larchmont, NY on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

‘Islamorealism’ Ads Coming Down In Westchester Metro-North Train Stations

An MTA spokesman said most of the ads have been taken down, saying that they had run their course. But opponents of the ads said the damage has already been done.

09/06/2012

An ad paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative at a Metro-North station in Larchmont, NY on Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

Controversial ‘Islamorealism’ Ads Go Up In Metro-North Stations In Westchester

The American Freedom Defense Initiative paid for it. It associates Islam with 19,250 terrorist attacks carried out by extremists since the 9/11.

08/17/2012

Anti Ground Zero Mosque Ad

Anti-Ground Zero Mosque Ad To Appear On NYC Buses

The MTA approved a provocative bus ad that objects to the controversial plan to build a mosque near Ground Zero.

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