Provocative Ads Featuring Hitler Debut on SEPTA Buses in Philadelphia

Provocative ads showing a photograph of Adolf Hitler with a former Arab leader have started appearing on Philadelphia transit buses.

Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority buses serving riders Wednesday bear ads with the tagline: "Jew Hatred: It's in the Quran."

The ads from the pro-Israel American Freedom Defense Initiative will appear on 84 buses. One features a 1941 photograph of Hitler and supporter Hajj Amin al-Husseini, a Palestinian Arab nationalist.

A federal judge last month ordered SEPTA to accept the ads. The agency said last week it wouldn't appeal.

Mayor Michael Nutter attended a rally against the ads Tuesday. Religious leaders encouraged unity and peaceful protest.

The Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia says it'll run its own ad "Dare to Understand" ad campaign that promotes mutual understanding, respect and tolerance.

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