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MTA approves 9/11-themed anti-mosque ad

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It's been a while since we've seen 9/11 invoked for shallow partisan reasons, but New York's MTA has fixed that by okaying an ad for the city's buses that opposes the construction of a mosque near Ground Zero. The ad, paid for by Pamela Geller's American Freedom Defense Initiative, shows a plane heading for the towers next to a rendering of the mosque planned for the site. In case viewers don't grasp the subtlety, the headline "Why there?" is helpfully included. The MTA originally rejected the ad—not surprising, given how sensitive they generally are—but was apparently cowed by the threat of a lawsuit. Hopefully the MTA's otherwise-lamentable service cuts will mean fewer buses around to display this garbage.

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