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“Jihad” Ads Come to D.C. Metro Stations

posted on February 1, 2013

New advertisements in D.C. metro stations are attempting to “reclaim jihad from Muslim and anti-Muslim extremists,” reports Elizabeth Tenety at The Washington Post. The organization behind the advertisements, the Chicago branch of the council on American-Islamic Relations, hopes to inform the public of the true meaning of the word and its religious implications. Tenety writes, “The posters feature photos of Muslims sharing their religious struggles, and uses lines like ‘my jihad is to build bridges through friendship’ and ‘my jihad: modesty is not a weakness.’” 

Read at The Washington Post