Kudos to NY City and the Judge! New York subway stations to display anti-jihad ad - U.S. News New York subway stations to display anti-jihad ad By NBC News An ad initially rejected in New York City for its "demeaning'' language about Islam is expected to appear at 10 subway stations next week. Metropolitan Transportation Authority spokesman Aaron Donovan told The New York Times that "our hands are tied.'' A Manhattan federal court judge ruled in July that the MTA violated the First Amendment rights of the ad's sponsor, The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), and must let the ad appear, NBCNewYork.com reported. The ad states: "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.'' It adds, "Support Israel. Defeat Jihad,'' in between two Stars of David. The group also bought ad space in Washington D.C., where the transit authority there told the Times that it had "deferred" the ads placement "out of a concern for public safety, given current world events."