Transport authority files appeal in fight against ‘Leaving Islam?’ ad for Detroit buses


Florida Pastor Terry Jones isn’t the only controversial character fighting for the First Amendment right to bring a controversial anti-Islam message to Metro Detroit.

New York activists Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer last month won a temporary injunction against the Suburban Mobility Authority for Regional Transportation, which initially denied their application for bus ads that seemed to characterized Islam as a violent religion and encouraged Muslims to leave the faith.

The ruling effectively required SMART to run the ads on buses it operates in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties, but Crain’s Detroit reports SMART filed an appeal Monday in an attempt to overturn the injunction., 26 April 2011

Geller is not happy. She sees the legal challenge as evidence that SMART “seeks to impose Sharia laws on Dearborn buses”.