CHICAGO (AFP) – 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.
Chicago buses have become a battleground for two groups promoting different definitions of jihad.
This past weekend, the Council on American-Islamic Relations launched “MyJihad,” a national ad campaign featuring individuals’ testimonies about what the central tenet of Islam means to them.
Two groups promoting different definitions of the Islamic word ‘jihad’ are using CTA buses as their forum for debate. The Tribune reports Council on American Islamic Relations launched a national ad campaign called “MyJihad.” It features testimonies from Muslims about what jihad, a pillar of Islam, means to them.
Chicago’s buses have become a battleground for a controversial ad campaign.
WGN reports on the launch of the controversial ‘My Jihad’ ad campaign. CAIR-Chicago says the meaning of the word ‘jihad’ has been distorted by Muslims as well as non-Muslim extremists and they’ve launched a nationwide campaign that is beginning here in Chicago to get out the real meaning of the word ‘jihad.’
CAIR-Chicago launches an attention-getting campaign, the theme: ‘My Jihad.’ The Council says this is part of a national public education campaign seeking to share the proper meaning of jihad as believed and practiced by the majority of Muslims.
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.