April 22, 2015 11:30 am -


Free speech? Or speech that incites?

…New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) wasn’t keen on running ads which read “Killing Jews is worship that draws us closer to Allah.” But thanks to a judge’s decision on Tuesday, these catchy anti-Semitic-seeming-but-actually-Islamophobic posters will be coming soon to a bus near you (if you live in New York)!

The ad in question was paid for by the American  Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), a so called “Pro-Israel” organization, which the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) labels a hate group, lead by Pamela Geller, whom the SPLC calls, “the anti-Muslim movement’s most flamboyant figurehead.” You may remember Geller from her previous tasteless and hateful campaigns like the San Francisco bus signs which compared Muslims to Nazis and said “Stop the hate… End all U.S. aid to Islamic countries.” Or the Washington DC-based billboards which read, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad.”

…The MTA declined to run the MyJihad ads, which is part of the reason they didn’t want to run these ads and had asked for an injunction against AFDI. Not only are the ads Islamophobic but, ironically, they could easily function as anti-Semitic, since the otherwise powerful and stinging satire will be lost on all commuters who don’t follow the hot and heavy AFDI vs CAIR transit-based-ad-campaign rivalry.

But Judge John Koeltl disagreed, determining that the MTA could not prove the ads would lead to violence that would outweigh the AFDI’s freedom of speech.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

11 responses to ‘Killing Jews’ Ad Approved For New York Subways

  1. Jimmy Fleck April 22nd, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    So is this an actual quote from Hamas as claimed on the poster?

    • tracey marie April 22nd, 2015 at 5:06 pm

      Pamela Geller, nothing factual, truthful or decent about her

    • Ronald L April 23rd, 2015 at 1:12 am

      I have no idea. With a billion Muslims, you can find any sort of quote you are looking for.

    • anothertoothpick April 23rd, 2015 at 8:35 am

      AFDI is a front for the racist zionists that are illegally occupying the west bank.

  2. Ronald L April 23rd, 2015 at 1:10 am

    Are they going to make a poster with a Mel Gibson quote?

  3. yikesarama April 23rd, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Wow, what a puzzlement for liberals, who hate free speech and Jews.

    • OldLefty April 23rd, 2015 at 2:15 pm

      From where do you get THAT hooey??

      From the fascist, anti-Semetic Stormfront??

      Thou dost project too much, Methinks!

    • arc99 April 23rd, 2015 at 2:18 pm

      There is no puzzlement at all except for right wing a$$holes like yourself, lying about what liberals believe..

    • bpollen April 23rd, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Obviously you don’t actually KNOW any liberals. If you did, you wouldn’t spout such drivel. Was Infowars offline so you decided to come here?

  4. Asaf Harari April 23rd, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Honestly, I’m jewish and ideally would be super against this. But it looks photoshoped.

  5. fancypants April 23rd, 2015 at 6:19 pm

    Judge John Koeltl disagreed, determining that the MTA could not prove the ads would lead to violence that would outweigh the AFDI’s freedom of speech.
    greylord didn’t weed out all of them
    some still have bogus law degrees