The Common Good

Pro-Muslim Ads In NYC Subway Counter Message Of Ads Against Jihad

The war of words playing out on New York City subway ads has been kicked up a notch by Jewish and Christian faith groups who have responded to inflammatory antijihad ads posted in September.

Rabbis for Human Rights North America and the Christian group Sojourners posted their own ads in 20 subway stations on October 8. The rabbis' ads read: "In the choice between love and hate, choose love. Help stop bigotry against our Muslim neighbors." The Christian group's say, "Love your Muslim neighbors."

The groups made the decision to post the ads in response to an antijihad advertising campaign that has been widely denounced by critics as Islamophobic. Those ads say: "In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man; Support Israel. Defeat Jihad."