- Islam, Free Speech and the MTA
The Subway Ad that Calls Me a ‘Savage’
POSTER PUT UP AT Times Square uptown 1,2,3; 57th & 8th F Train downtown; 23rd and 8th downtown C; 49th and Broadway downtown R, right alongside Ms. Geller's hate ad.
I AM A JEWISH JIHADI
On Yom Kippur, I am fasted and reflected. I am a Jewish Jihadi.
Jihad is an Islamic process of reflection and struggle to bring thoughts, words and actions in alignment with prayer and best ethical practices. So too as Jews we practice sleichot (asking for forgiveness), and teshuva (return to good), offering compensation, asking for forgiveness from the humans whom we have offended.
Indeed the Jewish Month, Elul, a period of reflection of our sins, before Yom Kippur, comes from a Semitic language of ancient times called Akkadian - and it is also the month of Eylul in Arabic. Our roots are interwoven as is our spirituality. I ask my Muslim brothers and sisters to forgive those Jews whose fear and ignorance only points outward, rather than inward as this day of Yom Kippur asks us to do. To my fellow Jews – G’mar Hatima Tova.
Founder - The Dialogue Project
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