Advertisements Hostile to Islam Coming to New York City Transit
Anti-Islamist blogger and activist Pamela Geller has paid $100,000 to place advertisements on New York City public transportation routes that attack the Muslim faith, including one featuring James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by Islamic State in August.
The Guardian reports:
The campaign, which is being funded by Geller’s advocacy group, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AMDI), features six posters including the one that features Foley. All the posters carry messages critical of Islam. One features a picture of Adolf Hitler.
This is not the first time Geller’s organisation has used posters on New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority’s ad space to court controversy. In 2012, her organisation paid for posters to appear in ten New York subway stations.
This time around the posters, which include some Geller used in 2012 and some new designs, will be only in two subway stations, but will also appear on a hundred MTA buses. They are scheduled to appear on 29 September.
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