Muslim Advocacy Group Launches Its Own Metro Ad Campaign

Friday, Oct 12, 2012  |  Updated 8:57 PM EDT
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Muslim Advocacy Group Launches Its Own Metro Ad Campaign

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A Muslim civil liberties and advocacy group is erecting its own advertisements in Metro stations to combat ads that equate Muslim radicals with “savages.”

The Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, announced Friday an advertising campaign in D.C.'s public transit system.

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.

CAIR said its 16-foot banners promote mutual understanding and challenge hate and would for the most part appear alongside the ones in four Metro stations that attack Muslim radicals. They will go up next week and stay up for a month.

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