Dozens of faith groups Monday called on Metro to donate to charity proceeds from a controversial subway advertisement that the groups say is anti-Muslim.

"We live in a globalized world and some here in the United States refuse to accept this reality," said Rev. J. Herbert Nelson of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), one of the progressive faith leaders involved in a broader campaign to fight what they say is escalating anti-Muslim sentiment in America. "Metro may be called to profit, but we are called to prophesize."

But a Metro spokeswoman said subway platforms have been ruled public space and speech there can't be preferenced.

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