activists culture jam anti-Muslim ads in NYC subways

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Jan 11 2013

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New York

New York activists responded to a recent anti-Muslim subway campaign by plastering stickers over ads depicting the World Trade Center in flames, juxtaposed with text quoting the Koran. The day-glow orange and yellow stickers warn "Caution: This is war propaganda. You're the target". The ads were paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, led by notorious anti-Muslim crusader Pamela Geller, reportedly costing $70,000.

The ads began appearing in multiple subway stations in Manhattan the week of January 8th. Within days the ads were defaced with the "Caution" stickers, which have since been removed, though the ads remain.

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