Our lawsuit will be filed first thing in the morning. This action arises under the Constitution and laws of the United States. As a governmental agency, MTA (Metropolitan Transit Authority) is mandated to comply with federal and state laws, including the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution. By policy and practice, MTA has intentionally dedicated its advertising space on its vehicles, including its public buses, to expressive conduct (“Free Speech Policy”).
Note the description of me in this NY Daily News report as "anti-Muslim." The media has to lie in order to advance their pro-Islamic agenda. I am counter jihad. I oppose the most extreme and brutal ideology on the face of the earth. No matter how many times I correct the media in emails or phone calls etc, it remains "anti-Muslim." So are we to take away that the media is pro-jihad? Yes.
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The MTA has rejected a proposed bus and subway ad calling Israel's enemies "savage" NY Daily News
Anti-Muslim firebrand Pamela Geller earlier this month submitted the poster in response to ads in 18 stations urging the US end military support to Israel.
Geller's proposed advertisement states: "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad."
CBS Outdoor, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's media management company, wrote Geller her proposed ad violates authority standards.
It's unacceptable because it "demeans an individual or group of individuals," a CBS executive wrote Geller.
CBS Outdoor is willing to discuss possible revisions to the text, or Geller can request a "formal and final determination," the executive wrote last week.
Geller previously said she would sue, claiming a failure to run the piece would violate the First Amendment.
Our lawsuit will hit tomorrow. The MTA has run many controversial ads. If they are anti-Jew, they better keep it to themselves. They don't get to decide what is good and what is forbidden speech.
The ad from Pamela Geller rejected by the MTA.
SO the jihadists slaughtering Jewish babies in cold blood, hacking Jewish families up in the middle of the night, holding Gilad Shilat in a Hamas torture chamber for six years, and 64 years of relentess Islamic jihad against the tiny Jewish state cannot be referred to as savage ,because "demeans an individual or group of individuals."
The anti-Israeli advertisement suggests that Israel’s military is the impediment to peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, and that U.S. military aid to Israel also acts as an impediment to peace between the Israelis and Palestinians. In other words, the anti-Israel advertisement blames Israel, its military, and U.S. military aid to Israel as the cause of Palestinian terror directed against innocent civilians in Israel and abroad.
Our pro-Israel advertisement presents the message that there is no comparison or equivalence between savage civilian-targeting violence and Israel’s civilized struggle for survival in a part of the world where civilized behavior is overshadowed by terrorism and despotism.
But the MTA had no problem running these ads demeaning tea partiers:
Offending millions of New Yorkers
The MTA accepted these ads. Many Jews were particularly offended by the group's message, and they say their tactics are deceptive.
Our bus ads for Muslims leaving Islam ran in NYC.
And the Ground Zero mosquestrosity is history. H-I-S-T-O-R-Y!
UPDATE: AM New York is reporting on MTA sharia compliant free speech restriction here.