Philadelphia’s transit system has been ordered to accept provocative ads that include a 1941 photograph of Adolf Hitler with a former Arab leader after a federal judge ruled in favor of a pro-Israel group’s free-speech lawsuit.
The proposed bus ads carry a tagline saying: “Jew Hatred: It’s in the Quran.”
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority believes the ads violate its standards and will consider an appeal. The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported on Wednesday’s ruling by U.S. District Judge Mitchell Goldberg.
The ad in question features a photograph of a 1941 meeting between Adolf Hitler and supporter Hajj Amin al-Husseini, a Palestinian Arab nationalist.
The ads are produced by the American Freedom Defense Initiative. The group opposes U.S. aid to Islamic countries and has filed a similar lawsuit in New York.