NEW YORK — New York City's transit agency approved Monday a bus advertisement that depicts a plane flying toward the World Trade Center's towers as they burn along with a rendering of a proposed mosque near ground zero.
The ad was paid for by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, an organization that opposes radical Islamic influence in the United States. The group's executive director said she doesn't find the ad offensive.
The group sued the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to demand it accept the ad. MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz said the agency doesn't endorse the ad's views.