Skip to comments.US Judge Rules for Muslim Defector Bus Ads (Detroit - "Fatwa on your head?")
Posted on 04/02/2011 5:33:54 AM PDT by Libloather
US Judge Rules for Muslim Defector Bus Ads
By DAVID N. GOODMAN
Updated: Friday, 01 Apr 2011, 10:40 PM EDT
DETROIT (AP) - A group that says it helps Muslims quit their faith has won a court order against Detroit's regional transit system for rejecting bus ads that ask, "Fatwa on your head? ... Leaving Islam? Got questions? Get answers!"
U.S. District Judge Denise Page Hood granted a preliminary injunction Thursday against the bus system, which was sued last year by the American Freedom Defense Initiative.
The advocacy group says the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation violated the group's First and 14th Amendment rights by rejecting the ads it submitted May 12.
"There is a strong likelihood," the judge wrote, that the ad's promoters could show that the bus company's decision to reject the ads "was not reasonable but rather arbitrary and capricious." Hood set a conference on the case for April 11.
SMART declined comment on the case Friday. In court filings, the bus system said its policies against political and several other types of ads are constitutional.
A self-described Christian rights legal center representing the ads' sponsors said the bus company showed its double standard by accepting earlier atheism advocacy ads.
"In the past, SMART had no problem running an anti-religion ad ... that stated, 'Don't Believe in God? You are not alone," the Thomas More Law Center said in a news release.
(Excerpt) Read more at myfoxdetroit.com ...
Reminds of an ad for pro life vs certain death
Let ‘em shove their fatwa up their collective @ss.
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If you would have told most people on 9/12/2001 that in less than 10 years, America would be bending over backwards to kiss Islam’s ass, they would have never believed you.
What happened to the 1st amendment?
Or that a Marxist Muslim malefactor of questionable origin would be occupying the White House.
And chase it with some double ott buckshot.
"Fatwa on your head? ... Leaving Islam? Got questions? Get answers!"
Nobody thought a hijacked jetliner would take down one of the Twin Towers; let alone do so twice.
Just goes to show you anythings possible. Even good things, incidentally.
or elect the Muslim in Chief