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The New York Times: Using Billboards to Stake Claim Over ‘Jihad’

The New York Times reports on CAIR-Chicago’s public campaign “MyJihad” which promotes a peaceful meaning of the word ‘jihad.’

CAIR-Chicago opens new downtown center! [VIDEO]

We are proud to announce the opening of CAIR-Chicago’s brand new activism center in the heart of downtown Chicago, located at 17 N. State.

KGO ABC 7: SF buses help teach what ‘jihad’ really means

Buses in San Francisco are carrying messages of jihad, but it’s not what you might think. It’s a campaign to educate residents about the real meaning of the word. It’s a campaign that began in Chicago and has now reached the Bay Area.

KQED: ‘My Jihad’ Ad Campaign Launched on SF Buses

Concerned that many people misunderstand the term — and have negative stereotypes of Muslims — the Council on American-Islamic Relations has launched a an advertising campaign on San Francisco buses.

Press Release: “MyJihad” ads now circulating on San Francisco buses, still in Chicago

(CHICAGO, IL, 1/3/2012) — CAIR-Chicago announced today that the “MyJihad Educational Campaign” has officially launched in San Francisco as 35 king-size bus ads started circulating via the Muni bus system.

Patheos: #MyJihad is Language

There is a public education campaign making some waves titled “#MyJihad.” Their homepage proclaims their mission as “Taking back Islam from Muslim and anti-Muslim extremists alike.”

Al Arabiya News: U.S. Muslims to reclaim ‘Jihad’ with an ad campaign

US Muslims launched an advertising and social media campaign Friday in the hopes of reclaiming the word jihad from extremists who insist on equating the spiritual quest with terrorism.

United Press International: Groups plan dueling bus ads in Chicago

CHICAGO, Dec. 18 (UPI) — An anti-Muslim group wants to run “My Jihad” ads in Chicago to counter a campaign by the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
The American Freedom Defense Initiative wants to run their ads on buses like the CAIR ads, the Chicago Tribune reported.

International The News: Islamic body launched MyJihad in US

WASHINGTON: An American Islamic organization criticised for pursuing an extremist agenda has launched a campaign called ‘MyJihad’ to educate proper meanings of the term.

LoonWatch: “#MyJihad” brings out anti-Muslim rage amongst hypocritical Islamophobic warmongers

Social media, specifically Twitter and Facebook have been abuzz with the anti-extremism campaignMyJihad: Reclaiming Islam.

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