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ABC 7: CAIR-Chicago launches an attention-getting campaign

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 9: ‘My Jihad’ ad campaign launches in Chicago

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: Controversial ‘My Jihad’ ads part of educational campaign

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.’

MyJihad press conference a success! (PHOTOS)

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.

Christian Science Monitor: Chicago Muslims aim to reclaim meaning of ‘jihad’ from extremists

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.

WBBM Newsradio: CTA Buses Now Displaying ‘My Jihad’ Ads

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.

Huffington Post: ‘My Jihad’ bus ads debut in Chicago

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).

Chicago Sun-Times: Local Muslim group reclaiming ‘Islam’ with ‘MyJihad’ campaign

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.”

International Business Times: What Does Jihad Mean? Dueling Ad Campaigns Fight A Holy War Of Semantics

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.

WGN 9: ‘My Jihad’ ad campaign launches on CTA buses

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.

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