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.”
What comes to mind when you hear the word “jihad”? If you’re thinking revengeful Muslims, then these bus ads that are beginning to roll out across the United States are desperately needed.
(CHICAGO, IL, 12/13/2012) — On Friday, December 14, the Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) will announce the launch of the “MyJihad” educational campaign at a press conference in the morning and at a community party in the afternoon.
Incendiary anti-Muslim ads that previously stirred up controversy when they ran in New York City and Washington, D.C. subway stations arrived Wednesday in Chicago.
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