Pamela Geller Exercises Her First Amendment Rights Again
Controversial 'Islamorealism' Ads Go Up In Metro-North Stations In Westchester
An anti-Islamic advertisement has gone up at several Metro-North Railroad stations in Westchester County.
It reads: "It's not Islamophobia
...the irrational fear that Moslems will act the way they usually do...
, it's Islamorealism."
The American Freedom Defense Initiative paid for it. It associates Islam with 19,250 terrorist attacks carried out by bully boyz since 9/11.
| Picture of the billboard at the link.|
The Defense Initiative is led by blogger and political activist Pamela Geller.
She said its message is it's not "Islamophobic' to oppose jihad terror."
| A very busy lady, according to our archives. |
The group won a federal court decision this summer that said the MTA violated its First Amendment rights when it rejected one if its ads, WCBS 880′s Paul Murnane reported.
Some Metro-North commuters were shocked to see the ads early Friday morning, but others didn't see it as much of an issue.
"I think generally you want to be neutral with advertising if they're getting a lot of complaints," one person said.
"Maybe some people are offended, but today, people are so easily offended by so many things," another said.
Last month, pro-Paleostinian and pro-Israel ads appeared at Metro-North stations
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