Shoulder-to-Shoulder Hosts Press Confereence for New Anti-Anti-Jihad Ad

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By Nathaniel Torrey

In response to the anti-Jihad subway ads in New York and Washington, DC put out by the American Freedom Defense Initiative, a coalition of religious groups that includes the United Methodist Women’s Division has co-sponsored a counter ad. The new ad reads: “Hate speech is not civilized. Support peace in word and deed. #mysubwayad.” The ads go up today, October 15th, at the Glenmont, Takoma Park, and Woodley Park – Zoo/ Adams Morgan metro stations in the nation’s capital.

“Shoulder to Shoulder,” a national campaign of various religious groups dedicated to ending anti-Muslim sentiment, hosted a press conference today at the United Methodist Building on Capital Hill to coincide with the release of the ad. The conference was moderated by Diane Randall, the Executive Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation. There were brief statements given by members of organizations who co-sponsored the ad:…

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