CAIR (Council on Anti-American Islamic Relations), a terror-linked Muslim advocacy group, said it’s erecting its own advertisements in Metro stations to combat ads that equate Muslim radicals with ‘savages.’
NBC The campaign is in response to anti-jihad ads that went up this week in a handful of Metro stations. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled last week that Metro had to permit the ads.
Ibrahim ‘Dougie’ Hooper, a spokesman for the group, wouldn’t say exactly what the CAIR ads would say. But he said they would promote mutual understanding and challenge hate and would for the most part appear alongside the ones that attack Muslim radicals.
CAIR’s counter ads feature a verse from the Quran stating: “Show forgiveness, speak for justice and avoid the ignorant.” (The Holy Quran, 7:199) The CAIR 16′ Banner Ads, which are scheduled to go up next week and stay up for a month in stations featuring the hate ads (Glenmont, Georgia Avenue/Petworth and U Street), also direct metro riders to the organization’s “Explore the Quran” initiative. (In other words, just another excuse to hand out free copies of a whitewashed, sanitized English-language version of the Quran)
Here are the ads they should be putting up: