WGN reports on the ‘My Jihad’ ad campaign sponsored by CAIR-Chicago. The ads are meant to give a different meaning to the word jihad which is commonly known as ‘holy war’ CAIR-chicago says it actually means struggling to get to a better place. The Council is planning to launch it New York and other major cities.
CLTV reports on the ‘MyJihad’ ad campaign, a nationwide public education campaign sponsored by CAIR-Chicago. The campaign aims to give a different meaning of the word ‘jihad.’
On Friday, December 14, CAIR-Chicago held a press conference announcing the launch of the “MyJihad” educational campaign. Local media, guests, and the those who modeled for the ads were all in attendance.
CHICAGO – Starting Friday, 25 Chicago buses will carry exterior signs that promote a more positive interpretation of jihad, as expressed by moderate Muslims who say the term has been widely misrepresented by both Muslim extremists and anti-Muslim critics.
CHICAGO (CBS) – Rolling through Chicago now are CTA buses carrying ads from the “My Jihad” campaign. Ahmed Rehab, Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations, says he wants to reclaim the word Jihad from the terrorists and Islamophobes and show it means struggle, to improve and not holy war.
A new ad campaign debuted this week in Chicago that’s sure to turn some heads. On Monday, 25 CTA buses began sporting ads from “My Jihad,” a new educational campaign introduced by the Council on American-Islamic Relations’ Chicago chapter (CAIR-Chicago).
A month after an ultra conservative group plastered controversial “Defeat Jihad” ads on 10 CTA buses and likened Muslims to “savages,” a local Muslim group countered back with a campaign to “reclaim Islam” and educate the country about the true meaning of the word “Jihad.”
The controversial pro-Israel group that caused a commuter ruckus earlier this year when it posted inflammatory ads in New York City subways is at it again, only this time it has competition.
The “My Jihad” campaign was founded by Executive Director Ahmed Rehab. The goal is to share, what Rehab calls “The true meaning of Jihad” that is believed and practiced by the majority of Muslims.
A new public education campaign countering anti-Muslim stereotypes launched this week in the US city of Chicago. “My Jihad” advertisements, sponsored by the Council on American-Islamic Relations, will appear on 25 public buses featuring Muslims’ interpretations of the term “jihad.”