NYC Bus Ads Offer Muslims Help to Leave Faith

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Bus ads are appearing throughout New York City offering Muslims a way out of Islam.

The ads developed by author and blogger Pam Geller ask Muslims if they've been threatened by family or want to leave the religion.

They are then directed to the Web site Refuge From Islam, which gives support and advice to Muslims who feel trapped in Islam.

Geller said she was inspired by Christian teen Rifqa Bary who fled to Florida, claiming she'd been threatened by her Muslim parents for converting. Thirty New York City buses now have the ads.
Islamic groups are angry over the ads and feel they are a form of bigotry.

Geller told CBN News the ads are meant to support those in need, not to promote hate.

"The ad does not encourage Muslims to leave Islam as it's being painted in the media. The headline of the ad is, 'Leaving Islam?'  So if you're leaving, you should have the religious liberty and freedom to leave," she explained.

"They need sort of like an underground railroad and a place to go, and we want to help them find it," Geller added.

Gellar has put similar ads on buses in Miami, Fla., and plans to put them up in other big cities as well.

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