Free speech and the First Amendment apparently only apply when you agree with the content of the message. Just ask the author of a column denouncing the ad that the Investigative Project on Terrorism (IPT) placed on NYTimes.com last week.

The IPT's ad elevated the issue of the Islamist campaign to censor references to violent jihad and radical Islam in government publications and programs. It cited several examples of terrorist attacks motivated by radical Islamist ideologies and concerted efforts to silence critics of Islamic extremism.

Guardian copy editor Raya Jalabi, who penned a commentary titled, "Why would the New York Times stoop to running an Islamophobe's ad?" bragged on Twitter on Friday that: "Friday is cool because I can call out #Islamophobia and thus be part of the campaign of censorship trying to take down America…."

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