Muslims speak up on hateful SEPTA ads


Originally posted in Delaware County Daily Times

After a lengthy legal battle with SEPTA, the American Freedom Defense Initiative will start advertising on buses in Philadelphia with the phrase “Islamic-Jew Hatred: It’s in the Quran.” As an American Muslim, I’m not sure what the goal of these advertisements are aside from inciting anger. I can point to numerous examples in the Quran and the life of Prophet Muhammad that are contrary to this point.

As a response to this, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, will be putting out our own ads portraying the peaceful message of Islam specifically cited in the Quran such as:

“They [Jews & Christians] believe in God and the Last Day, and enjoin what is good and forbid evil, and hasten, vying with one another, in good works. And these are among the righteous.” Qur’an 3:115



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Madeel Abdullah

Madeel Abdullah professionally works as an anesthesiologist in Philadelphia, PA. A practicing Ahmadi Muslim, he is a husband and father of two.

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