CAIR-LA Publishes ‘Jesus’ Ad in California
The Southern California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA) today announced the publication of an advertisement in local newspapers highlighting Muslim respect for Jesus.
To view the ad, go to: http://www.cair-net.org/html/jesusad.html
The ad, headlined “More In Common Than You Think,” features a photograph of the Old City of Jerusalem and text reading:
“”Behold (O Mary!)’ The Angel said, ‘God has chosen you, and purified you, and chosen you above the women of all nations. O Mary, God gives you good news of a word from Him, whose name shall be the Christ (Masih or Messiah), Jesus son of Mary, honored in this world and in the hereafter, and one of those brought near to God.’ (Holy Qur’an, 3:45)
“Like Christians, Muslims respect and revere Jesus. Islam teaches that Jesus is one of the greatest of God’s prophets and messengers to humankind.
“Like Christians, every day, over 1.3 billion Muslims strive to live by his teachings of love, peace, and forgiveness. Those teachings, which have become universal values, remind us that all of us, Christians, Muslims, Jews, and all others have more in common than we think.”
The ad is being published in five Orange County, Los Angeles-area and Northern California community newspapers. It is an outgrowth of CAIR’s “Islam in America” advertising campaign. See: http://www.americanmuslims.info
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and has 26 regional offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada.