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On The Media: The struggle to claim the word jihad

Ahmed Rehab explains the real meaning of the word “Jihad” in an interview with On the Media.

WBEZ, Worldview: Ahmed Rehab discusses the history of Egyptian cinema

Film contributor Milos Stehlik and Ahmed Rehab, Executive Director of CAIR-Chicago, discuss some of Egypt’s most well-known directors and the history of Egypt’s film industry.

On Islam: ‘MyJihad’ in Washington

An American Muslim campaign to introduce the true meaning of Jihad has reached Washington D.C. in an effort to correct the public perception about the Islamic term.

WCAI: Through ad campaign, Muslim activists want to redefine ‘Jihad’

In an effort to “reclaim” the word jihad,Muslim activists launched a new ad campaign in the nation’s capital this week. Commuters in the Washington, D.C., subway system will start seeing posters stamped with the “#My Jihad” hashtag.

Malaysia Today: My Jihad ad campaign launches in Washington, D.C.

Just months after controversial anti-Muslim ads went on display, the nation’s capital will feature a campaign meant to redefine, in positive ways, the popular understanding of jihad.

DCist: ‘My Jihad’ ads come to Metro

Metro seems to be the place to wage the ideological battle over what Islam is and is not, it seems.

WBEZ, Worldview: Ahmed Rehab discusses political unrest and violence in Egypt

On Sunday, President Mohamed Morsi declared a state of emergency and deployed the army to several cities to control the violence, which has left at least 50 people dead. Ahmed Rehab, executive director of CAIR-Chicago joins Jerome McDonnell on Worldview to discuss the latest political unrest.

LiveNews: #MyJihad is to not let others dictate what Muslims are

Emara and her moving story are part of a Chicago-based campaign known as #MyJihad, an effort to insert a broader, and more nuanced, definition of jihad into the public discourse. The Arabic term, often mistranslated as holy war or narrowly defined as religiously justified warfare, is at its root actually a synonym for struggle or striving.

Ahmed Rehab to speak on Islamophobia at AIC

CAIR-Chicago’s Executive Director, Ahmed Rehab, will be included as part of a panel to discuss religious bigotry at the American Islamic College on February 23rd.

Hear Ahmed Rehab tell the story of the #MyJihad campaign January 12th in Orland Park

Come hear the story of the #MyJihad campaign as told by its founder Ahmed Rehab. Learn how a simple idea on Facebook is turning into what some analysts are calling the most important Muslim counter-Islamophobia campaign ever.

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