Anti-Islamic ads depicting slain journalist pulled in NYC
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Anti-Islamic ads depicting slain journalist pulled in NYC

Family of James Foley criticizes subway campaign featuring photos of the reporter with killer

American journalist James Foley, kneeling in orange, in a video released by the Islamic State, which apparently showed him being beheaded by his captor, August 19, 2014. (screen capture: YouTube/News of the World)
American journalist James Foley, kneeling in orange, in a video released by the Islamic State, which apparently showed him being beheaded by his captor, August 19, 2014. (screen capture: YouTube/News of the World)

NEW YORK — A group running a series of anti-Islamic ads in New York City’s transit system is pulling an ad that shows James Foley with the masked man who killed him.

They were being yanked after criticism from the American journalist’s family.

The ads were bankrolled by a group led by blogger Pamela Geller. Geller’s attorney, David Yerushalmi, said the Foley family was notified that the ads were being pulled.

Yerushalmi said he wrote their lawyer that “Geller understands and feels intimately the pain” they are suffering.

The ad depicts Foley moments before he is beheaded.

The attorney told the New York Post that other anti-Islamic ads will go forward.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

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