Lawsuit forces Chicago to accept anti-jihad bus ads
The Chicago Transit Authority has agreed to display plain-spoken anti-jihad ads on city buses, following a lawsuit by the American Freedom Law Center.
City officials initially rejected the American Freedom Defense Initiative’s anti-jihad ads, even after the city accepted bus ads that touted a sanitized portrayal of jihad as exercise and education rather than warfare.
The center’s anti-jihad ads are “morally reprehensible — advocating racism, hatred and intolerance of cultural diversity,” said a Feb. 4 letter from Karen Seimetz, the general counsel of the city’s bus authority
The AFDI had already won two lawsuits “under the First Amendment of the United States,” Seimetz acknowledged.
Seimetz’s office did not return phone calls from The Daily Caller seeking an explanation of her “racism” and “hatred” claims.
“I am looking into suing them for their racist charge,” said Pamela Geller, founder of the AFDI.
“They are carrying water for the most extreme, brutal and racist ideology on the face of the earth. Oh the irony!” she said in a statement to The Daily Caller.
Geller’s five ads juxtapose advocates of Islamic rule with their statements.