The group behind an anti-jihad ad that Metro has delayed putting up argued Thursday that the transit agency has violated the First Amendment.
The American Freedom Defense Initiative’s pro-Israel ad equates Muslim radicals with savages. The group is seeking an injunction ordering the system to display the ads.
Metro delayed putting up the ads because of the violent reaction in the Middle East to the video the “Innocence of Muslims,” which denigrated the prophet Muhammad. The system says it wants to protect the safety of its riders and employees.
Judge Rosemary M. Collyer didn't rule from the bench at Thursday’s hearing. She said she'd issue a ruling “as quickly as I can.”