well, good! This will allow the public to talk about Islam. The more free conversation on the issue the better. they can't frame the conversation, they can only do that through censorship
(other) Egyptian Fatwa Foundation Launches Pro-Islam Poster Campaign in New York Subway.(IW).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
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
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."Read the full story here.