After Ruling, Two Muslim Comedians Closer to Having Ads Posted in Subways

Lighthearted ads that both aimed to promote the 2013 documentary “The Muslims Are Coming!” and tolerance toward American Muslims should start appearing in dozens of the city’s subway stations in the near future, following a district-court rulingon Wednesday that reversed a decision by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to reject the ads.
Dean Obeidallah, one of the film’s directors, said in emails that he won’t know for sure if and when the ads will run because the M.T.A. could appeal the decision, but that he and the film’s other director, Negin Farsad, were “ecstatic” about the judge’s decision.
The M.T.A. said it was reviewing the decision.
Last fall, Mr. Obeidallah and Ms. Farsad, two Muslim comedians based in New York City, purchased ad space from the M.T.A. The humorous posters, which were supposed to go up in April, featured tongue-in-cheek “warnings” — e.g., “The ugly truth about Muslims: Muslims have great frittata recipes.” — seeking to counter anti-Muslim propaganda by a pro-Israel group that had appeared on the subway and also to alert people to their film.