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Activist busted for spray-painting anti-jihad subway poster promises to take case to trial
by Laura Italiano
The Egyptian-born activist arrested for blasting pink spray paint on what she saw as an offensive Times Square subway poster -- because it called the jihadist enemies of Israel "savages" -- is promising to take the case to trial.
Mona Eltahawy, 45, came to Manhattan Criminal Court for a routine appearance on her misdemeanor graffiti case today and declined Manhattan prosecutors' no-jail offer, which would have allowed her to plead guilty to a simple disorderly conduct violation.
Under the rejected deal, Eltahawy would have had to pay $248 restitution to the MTA, for alleged damage to their property, along with $794 restitution to a passerby who'd tried to stop the defacement, getting blasted herself in the process.
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