Muslim Christian and Jewish leaders campaign for love in Colorado

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The campaign will place ads, purchased for $5,000, on 10 buses to promote “love” instead of “hatred” by the end of this week. The ads will remain on each bus for a month.

“Love Thy Neighbor” message is “a shared concept in the three religions,” Colorado Muslim Society Imam Karim Abuzaid said.

“We felt really hurt,” Imam Abuzaid said in reference to the anti-Muslims ads placed on RTD buses in Colorado.

The American Freedom Defense Initiative started placing ads showing negative messages on Muslims on buses for four weeks in Denver, New York and Boston.

One of the ads read: “9,757 Deadly Islamic Attacks Since 9/11/01. It’s Not Islamophobia. It’s Islamorealism.”

Despite the Anti-Defamation League denouncing American Freedom Defense Initiative’s campaign as “offensive and inflammatory,” RTD legal staffers found no basis to remove the ads.

Other transit agencies that challenged bus ads in court have lost, according to the daily.

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