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Protesters in White Plains urge Metro-North Railroad to denounce anti-Islam ad
by Greg Shillinglaw
As supporters held up signs protesting Islamophobia, a coalition of community leaders and residents gathered downtown Thursday to denounce anti-Muslim ads posted at Metro-North Railroad stations throughout Westchester County.
The coalition called on Metro-North to distance itself from the ads and donate revenue earned from its publication to a group that combats extremism.
The ads, paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, a group led by Pamela Geller, associate the religion of Islam with 19,250 terrorist attacks carried out by extremists since Sept. 11, 2001. Printed in large block lettering on a dark background, an asterisk denotes that number is rising, and a slogan below reads: "It's not Islamophobia, it's Islamorealism."
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