The Straits Times
Published on Sep 21, 2012

Anti-jihad 'savage' ads going up in NYC subway


NEW YORK (AP) - As violent protests over an anti-Islamic film ridiculing the Prophet Muhammad sweep over much of the Muslim world, a conservative blogger's provocative ad equating Muslim radicals with savages is set to go up in the city's subway system.

Ms Pamela Geller, who once headed a campaign against an Islamic centre near the Sept 11, 2001 terror attack site won a court order to post the ad in 10 subway stations next Monday.

The ad reads, "In any war between the civilised man and the savage, support the civilised man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad."

The ad was plastered on San Francisco city buses in recent weeks, prompting some artists to deface the ads and remove some of the words, including "Jihad," or holy war. Ms Geller said she filed suit Thursday in the United States (US) capital to post the ad in Washington's transit system after officials declined to put up the ad in light of the uproar in the Middle East over the anti-Islam film.