PHILADELPHIA, PA (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — On the heels of the Muhammad Art Exhibit shooting in Garland, provocative ads from the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) are being removed from Philadelphia transit buses after a month-long contract expired.READ MORE: Man Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Rob Chase Bank In Weatherford
— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) April 2, 2015
AFDI is Pamela Geller’s organization. The group’s mission is to act against “capitulation to the global jihad and Islamic supremacism.” She was in the Dallas area over the weekend to head off the “First Annual Muhammad Art Exhibit And Competition.”
The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority started taking the pro-Israel American Freedom Defense Initiative’s ads down on Friday and expected to have them all removed by Monday.READ MORE: Family Of 'Kind Hearted, Caring' Man Slain In Oak Lawn Question Robbery As Motive In 'Senseless' Crime
The ads showing a 1941 photograph of Adolf Hitler with former Arab leader Hajj Amin al-Husseini appeared on 84 buses starting last month after a federal judge ordered SEPTA to accept them. They had the tagline: “Jew Hatred: It’s in the Quran.” A rabbi and other Jewish activists pasted stickers on the sides of buses bearing the ads.
— Pamela Geller (@PamelaGeller) April 24, 2015
Nadir Soofi and Elton Simpson were killed after firing on officers outside Geller’s event Sunday. A guard was wounded. Soofi and Simpson originally attempted to get inside the building.MORE NEWS: State Fair Vendors Facing Tight Labor Market
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