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M.T.A. Violated Rights of Group, Judge Says
by Benjamin Weiser
A federal judge in Manhattan ruled on Friday that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority violated the First Amendment rights of a pro-Israel group when it rejected an advertisement the group wanted to place on city buses on grounds that they contained demeaning language.
The group, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, had proposed an ad that said, "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man."
Then, between two Stars of David, the ad said: "Support Israel. Defeat Jihad."
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