|Home | Articles | News | Blog | About | Mailing List | Resources | Prominent Islamists | Middle East Forum | Keep Us Informed | Donate|
Chicago Muslims aim to reclaim meaning of 'jihad' from extremists
An Islamic American advocacy group is trying to reclaim the word "jihad," one city bus at a time.
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.
"We are taking ownership of our faith and taking it back from Muslim and anti-Muslim extremists, which both have hijacked the conversation, one through bloody actions and the other with extreme rhetoric," says Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
Note: The content of external articles does not necessarily reflect the views of Islamist Watch.