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NEW YORK (AP) — Anti-Islamic ads will begin appearing on 100 New York City buses and two subway entrances next week, but transit officials have rejected an ad from the same group that includes the phrase "Killing Jews."
The six approved ads show an image of beheaded American journalist James Foley standing next to his killer.
The ads are paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative run by blogger Pamela Geller. She says the campaign highlights points about Islam ignored by government and media.
A court order forces the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to run viewpoint ads. The agency requires a disclaimer saying it doesn't endorse the views.
The agency says it rejected an ad with the quote "Killing Jews is Worship that draws us close to Allah" because it could incite violence.
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