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.

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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.

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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.

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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.