As of today, Monday, September 22, 2014 – after a much longer than it should ever have been legal battle – Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) has been allowed to purchase and place advertisements on a hundred buses and at two subway entrances in NYC.
New York City’s Metro Transit Authority (MTA) has refused to allow purchase and run the ads, despite having earlier allowed pro-Hamas, anti-Semites to be displayed, due to these ads being deemed offensive to Muslims and their supporters and enablers in the city. It took a federal court order for them to end their censorship and abide by Pamela Geller’s group’s Gods-given 1st Amendment rights.
Two Ways To Look At The MTA’s Censorship
- NYC’s MTA is just pro-Jihadi and acts to protect Muslims and promulgate their cult through silencing whatever forms of dissent from the Muslims’ intended Caliphate that they have the capacity to silence.
This is a possible, given their earlier support of Hamas, but not probable primary cause for the MTA to attempt to silence the AFDI
- NYC’s MTA was just scared, displaying an unfortunate but entirely reasonable and reasoned fear of the Muslims’ response to such ads being on buses and in subway stops.
Given the violent nature of Muslim outrage and the long history of Muslims attacking buses and subways, this seems a more probable reason for the MTA’s behavior.
In any event, whether it was the forces of Dhimmitude or the ever-more-common Heckler’s Veto which was defeated, freedom has beaten tyranny in NYC…this time…for now.