Washington, D.C. is the latest city to see Sojourners’ “Love Your Muslim Neighbors” campaign. The campaign counters the American Freedom Defense Initiative’s hateful anti-Muslim ads, which read, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad,” which were first displayed in New York City, but have now spread to the District’s Metro system.
Washington Metro Area Transit Authority delayed displaying the offensive ads, but was ordered last week by District Judge Rosemary Collyer to produce them. Sojourners has launched a fundraising campaign to bring their "Love Your Muslim Neighbors" ad campaign to the D.C. Metro system. After an overwhelmingly positive response, Sojourners announced today that they will buy two ads, which should be up on or around Monday, October 15, one in the Georgia Avenue/Pentworth station, and one in the U Street station.