An attorney with the Thomas More Law Center of Ann Arbor says the bus agency's refusal to run an ad by a New Hampshire-based group was a violation of the First Amendment, the Detroit Free Press reported Tuesday.
The New Hampshire group, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, is a vocal critic of Islamic extremism and wants to run the same ad on metro Detroit buses that it has run in Florida and New York.
The ad reads: "Fatwa on your head? Is your family or community threatening you? Leaving Islam? Got Questions? Get Answers!"
A spokeswoman for the bus agency SMART would not given any explanation as to why the agency refuses to run the ad.