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Anti-Islam ad featuring James Foley pulled from NYC buses

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A group that bankrolled a series of anti-Islam ads to be displayed on New York City buses and in its subway system decided to pull one of the spots after receiving complaints from the family of slain American journalist James Foley, who was executed by a member of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in August.

Blogger Pamela Geller and the far-right group American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), which paid $100,000 to New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) for six advertisements with anti-Islam messages, withdrew the spot at the 11th hour. The other five ads will run for four weeks beginning on Monday.

David Yerushalmi, Geller’s attorney, told the Associated Press that the Foley family was notified that the group would pull the ad featuring their son.

“Ms. Geller understands and feels intimately the pain your clients are suffering,” Yerushalmi said in a letter to the family’s lawyer.

The AFDI is characterized as an “active anti-Muslim group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization which monitors hate groups throughout the United States.

“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more than it injures the hated.” – Coretta Scott King

"Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence; does more than represent the limits of knowledge; it limits knowledge." -Toni Morrison

He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it.

Martin Luther King, Jr.


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