Bus ads called hate messages
SAN FRANCISCO- Leaders in San Francisco denounced a series of anti-Islamic ads that will appear on ten city buses paid for by a conservative group. American Freedom Defense Initiative also posted ads in New York City, including one that called enemies of Israel "savages." The ads that'll be on San Francisco buses will feature Osama bin Laden, the Times Square car bomber and the U.S. Army Major accused of shooting up Fort Hood, Texas. The city transit agency says it will give the $5,000 used to pay for the ads to the city Human Rights Commission to study the impact of discrimination on San Francisco's Islamic communities. Several city leaders joined Arab and Muslim community activists in publicly condemning the ads as racist and offensive.