Federal Judge Approves ‘Killing Jews’ Ad Campaign From Muslim Group

by Washington Post
April 22, 2015

[Americans] are used to aggressive advertising. Banners for breast implants. Billboards for condoms. But a federal judge’s ruling has opened the door for far more controversial posters on buses and subways across the city.

“Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah,” reads one such ad next to the image of a young man in a checkered headscarf. “That’s His Jihad. What’s yours?”

The poster is at the center of heated legal debate over public safety and free speech. On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge John Koeltl ruled that New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) cannot stop the controversial ad from running on scores of subway cars and buses.

The MTA has argued that the ad could incite violence against Jews, but Koeltl rejected that idea.

7 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • peewee henson says:

    tolerance is a decent virtue to have. but when tolerance is equated to being abused and beaten i draw the line. i’ll get some hats and shirts printed up with graphics that say “mess with me i kill ya”

  • Pam says:

    Please go to the full article. This “snippet” is very misleading. The people placing these billboards are a PRO-Israeli group. This particular ad is a response to a campaign launched by CAIR (the paid liars that try to make Islam seem warm & fuzzy)
    At first, I agreed that this judge should be held accountable for the killing of any Jews as a result of this ad. Then I read the full article. This same ad has already run in Chicago and San Francisco with no report-able consequences. And really, like the judge says, as repugnant as it may be, we DO (so far) still have Freedom of Speech in this country.

  • Larry says:

    Killing for any religious reason is not productive to anyone, and shows the insanity of this country and the world. I will defend my constitutional right to speak as long as it is not promoting any killing of innocent people.

  • David in MA says:

    Searching U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl says nothing about who his parents were/are or his early years, not much except his court/legal stuff. Another “out-of-the-woodwork” like Obama?

    1. venkit says:

      Not sure whether you are a conservative or just a liberal troll. I always feel a conservative should read an article completely and develop his own opinion and then post comments if so desired.
      I thought that this ruling was wonderful against the faux-liberal arguments put up by MTA against the group.

  • Mike says:

    That ad may have been mistyped. It should more correctly read, “Attempting to kill Jews will SEND you to Allah…and the Jews will still be alive.” Is it just me or do some judges seem to not have any common sense these days? What if someone took out an ad that said, “Killing US District Judges or POTUS is Worship that draws us close to Allah…”? Would the judge approve that message?

  • Dave says:

    And this idiot would probably allow yelling fire in a crowded theater full of children too.

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