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September 24, 2012

Statement Against Inflammatory Subway Ads


Alan S. Jaffe, President  
and  Michael S. Miller, Exec. VP & CEO 

“While agreeing with U.S. District Court’s ruling that the placement of the AFDI ad in
the New York Subway system is protected under the First Amendment to the
Constitution, nonetheless, we find the ad’s content to be decidedly prejudiced and
dangerously inflammatory. The broad mainstream of the New York Jewish community
does not equate its unwavering support for Israel with intolerance for Muslims or their
faith. We will continue our work with leaders of the Muslim and other faith and ethnic
communities within the demographic diversity of New York to strengthen the communal
collective and improve the quality of life for all.”
 
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