In Chicago, a group has launched a bus and subway ad campaign meant to reclaim the term jihad from another series of ads that presents jihadists as violent.
Muslim Matters discusses the goal of #MyJihad Public Education Campaign and sheds light on how it is successfully driving home the message that ‘jihad’ in actuality refers to a concerted effort or struggle, namely by an individual in the path of God.
The Huffington Post reports on the San Francisco public transit authority’s fight against anti-Islamic ads sponsored by the AFDI. The ads that closely resemble the #Myjihad Public Education Campaign ads are sparking controversy and inspired SFMTA to donate all revenue generated from the ads to the city’s Human Rights Commission.
The New York Times reports on CAIR-Chicago’s public campaign “MyJihad” which promotes a peaceful meaning of the word ‘jihad.’
Traditionally, in Islam, the term jihad means ‘striving in the way of God” or more simply, struggle. For many Americans, the term jihad has come to have negative and violent connotations. An advertising campaign in America’s public transport system is trying to change that.
On the Feb. 7 edition of Hannity, conservative pundit and show host Sean Hannity raised concerns over allegedly controversial comments made by CIA Director nominee John Brennan in 2009.
A recent symposium on Islamophobia was held at American Islamic College titled, “Facing religious intolerance: Islamophobia in the 21st. century.” Panel members included Ahmed Rehab, Nathan Lean and Dr. Farid Hafez.
Medill Reports Chicago interviews CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, about the #MyJihad campaign.
The Muslim Link reports on the #MyJihad campaign and the efforts to change the perception of the word in the mainstream majority.
Ahmed Rehab explains the real meaning of the word “Jihad” in an interview with On the Media.