Ikhwanweb :: The Muslim Brotherhood Official English Website

Thu93 2020

Last update18:06 PM GMT

Back to Homepage
Font Size : 12 point 14 point 16 point 18 point
:: News > Other News
Egyptian Fatwa Foundation Launches Pro-Islam Poster Campaign in New York Subway
Egyptian Fatwa Foundation Launches Pro-Islam Poster Campaign in New York Subway
Senior Muslim adviser urges restraint in response to recent anti-Muslim hate campaigns that denigrate Islam and Prophet Mohamed, calling instead for well-thought-out enlightened counter campaigns that reflect Islam and Muslims’ high moral code.
Monday, October 1,2012 23:03

Dr. Ibrahim Negm, senior adviser to Egypt’s Grand Mufti, revealed that the Egyptian Fatwa Foundation (EFF) is currently coordinating with the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), one of the largest Islamic organizations in the United States and Canada, based in New York, for an initiative in response to an anti-Islam poster campaign in New York subway stations.

According to a statement published by the EFF on its official website, the initiative will place posters about Islam and Prophet Mohamed (peace be upon him) in all New York subway stations.

The EFF will oversee the content of the posters, while the Islamic Circle will take care of all procedural and follow-up matters in this campaign.

Commenting on the Spanish magazine El Jueves’ publishing of a cartoon depicting the Prophet (PBUH), Dr. Ibrahim Negm said: "Magazines and newspapers that do such shameful acts are mostly unknown, unheard of in their own countries, and have no real standing or status among respectable newspapers and magazines.

"So, they seek free advertising through these acts. I call upon all wise Muslims to respond in positive and civilized ways."

The Mufti’s senior adviser further revealed that he is in contact with a number of Spanish newspapers, having sent them an article by Dr. Ali Gomaa, Egypt’s Grand Mufti, to be published in a few days’ time in the Spanish press in response to the offending magazine’s crude cartoon.

Dr. Negm pointed that the anti-Islam series of vulgar productions insulting Islam and Muslims will not end, in this age of globalized communication and publishing.

"Recently, attacks targeting Islam and its teachings have increased from the Far East to the Far West. Every Muslim and every decision-maker must come out of the action and reaction cycle to adopt the right approach of explanation, clarification and propagation of Islam, with wisdom and good counsel – as commanded by our religion."


tags: Egyptian / Muslim / Prophet / Islam / New York / Anti-Muslim / United States / Canada / Ibrahim Negm / Ali Gomaa
Posted in Other News  
Related Articles
Muslim Brotherhood: Islam Forbids Attacking Embassies in Any Way
Muslim Brotherhood Statement on Anti-Islam Film
Freedom and Justice Party Statement on Anti-Islam Film
Experts: Islamizing Media Headlines Misleading and Sensational Scaremongering
Successful First Step Towards New Relationship Between Islamists and Mass Media
International Forum for Islamist Parliamentarians Urges World on Israel Human Rights
Pew Study: Most Muslims Want Democracy, Personal Freedoms, and Islam in Political Life
Morsi Discusses Cooperation with Islamic Trade Finance Corporation Chairman
FJP Delegation Attends Islamic Culture Week in Italy, Highlights Challenges Facing Egypt
Islamist Parties in Power: A Work in Progress - Carnegie Middle East Center - Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Libyan Islamists Unpacked: Rise, Transformation, and Future
Islamic Women's Activism in the Arab World
Islamic Body Endorses Morsi for President
International Islamic Condemnation of Bashar Massacres, Support for Syrian Popular Uprising
Muslim Brotherhood Chairman to French Delegation: I Hope Falsehood of Islamophobia Ends Forever
Foolish Suspicion of Political Islam
Political Islam and Democracy, by German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle
Overtures to Egypt’s Islamists Reverse Longtime U.S. Policy
Egypt Islamist party says wants to boost tourism
Islamists Vow Support for Egypt Economy