More anti-Muslim ads go up in NYC subways

2013-01-09 07:47
A sign pointing to the New York subway. (Spencer Platt, AFP)

A sign pointing to the New York subway. (Spencer Platt, AFP)

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New York - The group that equated Muslim radicals with savages in advertisements last year has put up another set of provocative ads in dozens of New York City subway stations.

The American Freedom Defence Initiative purchased space next to 228 clocks in 39 stations for ads with an image of the burning World Trade Centre and a quote attributed to the Qur'an saying: "Soon shall we cast terror into the hearts of the unbelievers."

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the ads went up on Monday and will run for a month.

The same group paid for ads to be displayed in 10 stations in September. Those ads implied enemies of Israel are "savages".

The MTA also sold space last year to competing advertisements that urged tolerance.

- AP

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