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Colorado Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders launch love campaign: Denver Post article
DENVER – The Interfaith Alliance's Jeremy Shaver has cooperated with Muslim leaders on a "Love thy neighbor" campaign aimed at placing ads on RTD buses in support of interfaith tolerance. This is a response to anti-Islamic ads that previously appeared on RTD buses (see next article below).
Interfaith Alliance of Colorado decries anti-Islam RTD ads
DENVER – The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado decries the anti-Islam ads that are displayed on at least 10 Regional Transportation District buses.
“The ads are not only inflammatory; they are inaccurate and steeped in deception and fear,” said Jeremy Shaver, Executive Director, Interfaith Alliance of Colorado. “The advertisements are hateful speech and demonstrate the need for greater interfaith understanding in our society.”
As reported by The Denver Post, the ads were purchased by the American Freedom Defense Initiative. The ads, according to the Nov. 15 article, read: “9,757 Deadly Islamic Attacks Since 9/11/01. It’s Not Islamophobia, It’s Islamorealism. This Ad Paid For By The American Freedom Defense Initiative.”
“The ads are misleading because an attack done in the name of Islam is not necessarily an Islamic attack, any more than an attack by a Christian is a Christian act of violence. Religions do not cause violence, people do,” said Rabbi Benjamin Arnold, vice president of the Interfaith Alliance of Colorado Board of Directors and rabbi at Congregation Beth Evergreen.
“Violence in the name of God should not be condoned or tolerated in any context,” Shaver said. “A more appropriate response than these offensive ads, however, is to challenge violent fundamentalism in all of its forms and to promote interfaith dialogue.”
The Interfaith Alliance of Colorado (TIA-CO) supports the First Amendment and the guarantees of free speech enshrined in our state and federal constitutions. TIA-CO also believes it is important to generate a robust public dialogue when this type of speech surfaces.
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