The Times said it would pull the ad from its website mid Thursday if the IPT refused to alter the text. The change demanded was fairly subtle. Originally, the ad said, "Stop the Islamist groups from undermining America's security, liberty and free speech." Now, it says, "Stop the radical Islamist groups..."
It's a minor distinction. But it came after Times' officials reviewed the ad in advance and found that it met their standards for publication. It was only after "being inundated with customer complaints" was the change ordered by publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr.Hooper, BTW, claims that Boko Haram's ideology "comes from nowhere," which, when you think about it, is a huge insult to a core sacred text which is alleged to be sheer perfection; it also insults the intelligence of infidels.