The Volokh Conspiracy
‘[W]e know what happens when you criticize Muhammad, we know how some people react to that’
By Eugene Volokh May 29 at 9:45 AM
*** begin quote ***
U.S. News (Steven Nelson) reports:
“The mass transit authority that oversees commuter buses and trains in the nation’s capital is banning issue-oriented ads for the remainder of the year after receiving an ad proposal featuring a cartoon of Muhammad, Islam’s central figure.”
The cartoon that prompted the decision was apparently this one, a combination of an earlier cartoon by artist Bosch Fawstin with the addition of the caption “Support Free Speech,” and the American Freedom Defense Initiative logo:
*** end quote ***
Sorry, but that’s not good enough.
They were taking ads up until they got one that was a “hot grounder”.
As part of the Gooferment, they don’t get to censor speech.
This issue was tried up in NYC and the First Amendment won.
As a pro-life pro-choice little L libertarian, I get “offended” all the time.
Politician corruption offends me, but I have to “tolerate” it.
# – # – # – # – #