ISLAMiCommentary: Ahmed Rehab: Taking back Islam from extremists with “My Jihad” campaign — Now in DC

by ISLAMiCommentary, via STATE OF BELIEF RADIO and COUNCIL ON AMERICAN ISLAMIC RELATIONS CHICAGO, JANUARY 28, 2013: The Chicago office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) today announced its sponsorship of the #MyJihad Public Educational Campaign in Washington, D.C., launched by MyJihad inc., with ads appearing at the Shaw, Waterfront, Rockville, and Dunn Loring train (metro) stations.

In the past month, the #MyJihad campaign launched in two other major U.S. cities, Chicago and San Francisco. The campaign has also made its way to Cairo, Egypt, where it displayed messages of Muslim and Christian unity during the Christmas season.

According to the CAIR Chicago press release, “the #MyJihad Public Education Campaign is an independent national public education campaign, which seeks to share the proper meaning of Jihad as believed and practiced by the majority of Muslims. Jihad is a central tenet of the Islamic creed which means struggling uphill in order to get to a better place.”

Earlier this month (on January 13), Rev. Welton Gaddy, on his State of Belief radio show, interviewed the Ahmed Rehab, the initiator of this campaign and executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations in Chicago.  LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW AND READ THE TRANSCRIPT HERE

ISLAMiCommentary wrote about the kick-off of the campaign in this piece last month.

front page photo is of ad now appearing in the Washington, DC metro area at selected metro train stations