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‘Leaving Islam?’ bus ads cause stir

NEW YORK — The questions on the ads aren’t subtle: Leaving Islam? Fatwa on your head? Is your family threatening you?

Ads carrying those phrases are appearing on at least 30 New York City buses, paid for by a conservative activist and the organizations she leads.

The activist, Pamela Geller, said the ads are aimed at Muslims who are already contemplating leaving the faith.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority said the ads don’t violate any of its guidelines. They went up May 14 and are scheduled to come down in a couple of weeks.

Faiza Ali of the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations said they are a smoke screen for an anti-Muslim agenda.


Atheist wants ‘ISNOGOD’ plate

BISMARCK — North Dakota transportation officials have turned down a Fargo atheist’s request for a personalized license plate declaring there “ISNOGOD.”

Brian Magee said the state has allowed plates proclaiming “ILOVGOD” and other religious messages. He said North Dakota’s Department of Transportation should accept his plate application, or recall the religious plates it has already given out.

The agency is considering Mr. Magee’s request. Transportation Department policy bars license plate slogans that have obscenities, racial or ethnic slurs and offensive or sexual references.


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