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An Anti-Muslim Ad Goes Up In New York City Subways!

An ugly ad is rearing its head on the New York City subways, as advertisements equating Muslim radicals with savages appeared underground on Monday, drawing immediate criticism from some riders.

The ads – reading, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.” – went up in 10 stations across Manhattan after a court victory by a conservative commentator who once headed a campaign against an Islamic center near the World Trade Center site.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York initially refused to run blogger Pamela Geller’s ad, saying it was “demeaning.” But a federal judge ruled in July that it is protected speech under the First Amendment.

Geller, executive director of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, has said she’s not concerned that her ad could spark protests like the…

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