Let the drama begin. Apparently this September, straphangers will see ads on the subway promoting Islam. (Oh nooo !!)
How can we protect our children from these ads that will surely turn them into terrorists instantly?
Unfortunately, that’s not an exaggeration if you ask many New Yorkers including some Congressmen.
“I have no problem with the ad itself, but I have a very, very real problem with those behind it,” Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, said Tuesday. He is urging the Metropolitan Transit Authority to reject the ads. [CNN]
What didn’t make it into the text version of the story, but did make it in the live interview with Rep. King was when he said that he was especially appalled by the ads running at a time when America will be “…mourning the 7th anniversary of 9/11.”
The opposition was quick to point out that the campaign starts on Sept 15th, and that Rep. King should get his facts straight. More importantly though, it shows that Rep. King is in fact more concerned with the fact that the ads promote Islam and Muslim beliefs. So he does have a problem with the ads themselves.
Personally, SUBWAYblogger says who the hell cares? The ads themselves are very mild (pictured above). I probably wouldn’t even notice them. Even if they were a little inflammatory, what’s the big deal? It’s an ad on the subway. Let them have their free speech. To get it down to redneck logic, censoring the ad is exactly what the terrorists want America to do.
What do you think?
This should be an interesting topic of discussion.
Rep. King has sent a letter to the MTA demanding that the ads be kept from running. That’s pretty rediculous.
Dear Rep. King,
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