NY bus ad showing mosque, burning Twin Towers OK`d

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 09:36

New York: New York City`s transit agency
has approved a bus advertisement that depicts a plane flying
towards the World Trade Centre`s towers as they burn along with
a rendering of a proposed mosque near ground zero.

The ad was paid for by the American Freedom Defence
Initiative, an organisation that opposes radical Islamic
influence in the United States. The group`s executive director
says she doesn`t find the ad offensive.

The group sued the Metropolitan Transportation
Authority to demand it accept the ad, which was approved

MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz says the agency doesn`t
endorse the ad`s views.

The plan for a mosque just blocks from the World
Trade Centre site has ignited a national debate about the
limits of tolerance and the symbolism of Ground Zero.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, August 10, 2010 - 09:36

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