Buses spread Muslim message of peace

By Naumaan Farooq | 08/04/2010 1 comments

Buses spread Muslim message of peace

ROTHERHAM'S buses are being used to help spread a national message of peace.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community launched the campaign, which features the slogan “love for all, hatred for none” printed across various buses around Rotherham, earlier this year.

The campaign is also being supported by leafleting around South Yorkshire and a new website.

The idea of the initiative is to emphasise ideals that relate to the Islamic faith, but do not always attract media attention.

The slogans on the buses are the key themes of peace, respect, equality, freedom, and loyalty.

The community’s regional president for the north east of England, Mr Bilal Atkinson, said: "The aim of the publicity campaign is to reassert true Islamic principles of peace and to counter the extremists who hijack the faith for political ends.

"By emphasising the values highlighted in this campaign we hope to facilitate a better understanding of Islam so that people are able judge for themselves the actions of those who claim to speak and act in its good name.

“Islam stresses the promotion of peace in words and deeds."

With the joint effort of the website www.loveforallhatredfornone.org, the leaflet and banner campaign, the aim is that by the end of the year over 100,000 homes in Sheffield, Rotherham and Doncaster will have received a message of peace.

Tags


  • Wat a load of rubbish islam the relgion of tolerance and peace lol lol

    bush mangam. Thu 15 Apr 22:37:36.

Please login or register to enter your message click here

The fact you are here means you are interested in what goes on in your town.

We want to continue holding local authorities to account, attending court and council meetings, as well as providing breaking news, competitions and offers – but it costs money. Online advertising does not cover costs, therefore we feel the need to ask for your help in ensuring we can provide the best possible coverage, online and in our printed products.
For as little as £1, you can support the Rotherham Advertiser – and it only takes a minute.
Click here to support local news.


Spotted something we should know about?

Call our Newsdesk on 01709 768146
Or email newsdesk@rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk
Message us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheRotherhamAdvertiser/