The thirty little buses that could..... have gone transatlantic. The Freedom buses hit the UK. Ask yourself, why is this such a giant story? Perhaps because the UK suffers an epidemic of Islamic honor killings, as well as apostate issues.
Check out the fear that devout Muslims "might bomb buses." Got that? Religious freedom might incite Islamic violence.
A conservative activist has sparked controversy after running a series of adverts on New York buses offering information to people who want to leave the Islamic faith.
The adverts, entitled Leaving Islam?, points readers to a website called RefugefromIslam.com and will run on at least 30 city buses for a month.
Pamela Geller, who leads an organisation called Stop Islamization of America, said the adverts were meant to provide resources for Muslims who are fearful of leaving the faith.
Adverts: These posters are appearing on at least 30 buses which travel through all five of New York's boroughs
She said: 'It's not offensive to Muslims, it's religious freedom.
'It's not targeted at practicing Muslims. It doesn't say "leave", it says "leaving" with a question mark.'
Ms Geller said the adverts cost $8,000 (£5,500), which was contributed by the readers of her blog Atlas Shrugs and other websites.
Similar adverts have run on buses in Miami and she said more were planned for other cities.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) officials said the adverts were reviewed and did not violate the agency's guidelines.
Spokesman Kevin Ortiz said: 'The religion in question would not change the determination that the language in the ad does not violate guidelines.'
All adverts which feature on New York buses are screened by the MTA.
Last month, Miami-Dade Transit removed them from 10 buses after deciding they 'may be offensive to Islam', according to the Miami Herald.
But the agency decided to reinstall them after a review by the county attorney's office.
Religious freedom: The posters are appearing on New York buses but critics say they are based on the misconception that people are coerced into remaining in Islam
Transit spokesman Clinton Forbes said: 'Although they may be considered offensive by some, they do not fall under the general guidelines that would warrant their removal.'
Courts have ruled that the First Amendment requires Americans to put up with 'a lot of unenlightened and objectionable messages', according to Glenn Smith, a professor at California Western School of Law.
Eugene Volokh, an expert of constitutional law at UCLA School of Law, said the adverts could leave some Muslims reluctant to ride the bus.
There could also be a risk that some extremist groups might bomb the buses, although that possibility wouldn't limit free speech rights, he said.
The agency has received no complaints since the adverts went up on May 14, the MTA said. The buses with the posters on pass through all five boroughs of the city.
Council member Robert Jackson, himself a Muslim, said: 'I think this is a campaign by the extreme right, those that are against the Muslim religion.
'Quite frankly I would think the average New Yorker would take it for what it's worth.'
Faiza Ali, of the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said they were based on a false premise that people face coercion to remain with Islam.
She said Muslims believe faith that is forced is not true belief.
'Ms Geller is free to say what she likes just as concerned community members are free to criticise her motives,' she said.
Ms Geller has a history of speaking out against Muslims, and the adverts are 'a smoke screen to advance her long-standing history of anti-Muslim bigotry,' she added.
Ms Geller denied she had a problem with Muslims, and said she was working to 'maintain the separation of mosque and state'.
She is among those speaking out against the building of a mosque and Islamic cultural centre near Ground Zero.