An anti-Muslim group described by the ADL as extremist is suing the MBTA for the right to hang ads calling Palestinians "savages."
In the suit, filed Monday in US District Court and first spotted by Boston Magazine, the New Hampshire-based American Freedom Defense Initiative says the T rejected the ad - which uses a quote by Ayn Rand - and that this is an unconscionable abrogation of its First Amendment right to stir up hate - especially since the T accepted a pro-Palestine ad.
The suit, also brought by AFDI founders Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, says the company that handles advertising for the T rejected the ad under a policy against "demeaning or disparaging" language. AFDI, Geller and Spencer, who claim the US is under attack by "creeping Sharia," said there's nothing demeaning about calling several million people savages, that the ad company is just showing its "discriminatory animus against those speakers who support Israel in this conflict."
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