Friday, October 5, 2012

Jim Wallis’ Sojourners & Rabbis Group to Post Pro-Islam NYC Subway Ads to Counter Anti-Jihad Posters

The religious war is intensifying on New York City’s subway platforms. Two faith groups will hang ads urging tolerance toward Muslims alongside blogger Pamela Geller’s anti-jihad advertisements that equate Muslim radicals with savages.

The ads by Rabbis for Human Rights – North America and the Christian group Sojourners will go up Monday. This latter organization is led by Jim Wallis, a progressive pastor who advises President Barack Obama and who has been an outspoken proponent of liberal values. TheBlaze first told you about his group’s ad campaign on Monday.

The New York Times reports that they’ll hang in the 10 Manhattan subway stations where the anti-jihad ads implying enemies of Israel are “savages” appear. So far, no plans to counter Geller’s bus ads have been announced (the blogger is still awaiting approval from the Metropolitan Transit Authority to launch an expanded ad campaign on the NYC bus system).

The rabbis’ ad says: “In the choice between love and hate, choose love. Help stop bigotry against our Muslim neighbors.”
Jim Wallis Sojourners & Rabbis Group to Post Pro Islam NYC Subway Ads to Counter Anti Jihad Posters
Photo Credit: Rabbis for Human Rights - North America

“We wanted to make it clear that it is in response to the anti-Islam ad,” explained Rabbi Jill Jacobs, executive director of Rabbis for Human Rights. ”Geller thinks she is speaking for the entire Jewish community. We are a group of 1,800 rabbis and we want everyone to know that we have to work in partnership with the Muslim community and do not believe in dehumanizing them.”
Wallis’ Christian ad says: “Love your Muslim neighbors.”


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