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Associated Press Modified: October 6, 2012 at 2:46 pm •  Published: October 6, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — In some versions of a story Oct. 5 about a court case involving anti-jihad ads, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of a U.S. district judge. The judge's name is Rosemary Collyer, not Mary.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Judge: DC Metro must allow anti-jihad ads

Judge: DC transit system must allow anti-jihad ads; says ads must be posted by Monday evening


Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. transit system must allow a pro-Israel ad that equates Muslim radicals with savages, a federal judge ruled Friday. A spokesman for the Metro system said it would comply with the judge's decision and that the advertisements would go up over the weekend.

"The result is absolutely correct," said David Yerushalmi, a lawyer representing the American Freedom Defense Initiative, the organization behind the advertisements. "There simply was no way under the First Amendment jurisprudence that we have today that this ad should not have gone up when contracted."

The one-page ruling from U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer follows a similar court order in New York that cleared the way for anti-jihad ads to go up in that city's subway system last month. The ads read: "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad."

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