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NY bus ad showing mosque, burning WTC okayed

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



New York: New York City`s transit agency has approved a bus advertisement that depicts a plane flying toward the World Trade Center`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 Monday.

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 Center site has ignited a national debate about the limits of tolerance and the symbolism of ground zero

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