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.
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.
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.
Metro seems to be the place to wage the ideological battle over what Islam is and is not, it seems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ahmed Rehab discusses the political implications behind Egypt’s possible International Monetary Fund loan in addition to the status of the recent #MyJihad public education campaign.
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