NYC Subway Ad Campaign – “You Deserve To Know”

Video features Imam Siraj Wahhaj, Nouman Ali Khan, Khalid Latif and others.
EDIT: The YouTube video embed code has been deactivated. You can view it on YouTube here. Here is also a video from CNN about it here.

Apparently there is a big controversy over the ads due to Imam Siraj Wahhaj supporting it. Islam haters have attacked Imam Siraj saying he is a you know what. What a bunch of idiots!

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15 Replies to “NYC Subway Ad Campaign – “You Deserve To Know””

  1. Also…if you are willing to do some research you can bring this to your own city. I called the bus ads people in my city and it’s about 300 for 6 months of an ad on the side of a bus which was pretty cheap if you think about it.

    Insha Allah, plan on doing this soon–but you gotta talk to the Why Islam folks about a poster and all: http://www.whyislam.org/

  2. I like WhyIslam? ad campaigns. Its a unique method of Dawah. Unfortunately, not everyone sees these ad campaigns as something peaceful. Instead they chose to suggest that this campaign and those linked to it are terrorists.

    The NY Post Front Page (Yesterday):
    http://www.nypost.com/seven/07212008/news/regionalnews/train_ing_day_for_jihadists_120839.htm

    Another NY Post Article from today:
    http://www.nypost.com/seven/07222008/news/regionalnews/winner_takes_allah_120938.htm

  3. Here’s all the press we have gotten so far:

    Islam Subway ads cause stir in New York
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/07/22/islam.ads/index.html

    NYC subway ad campaign to promote Islam
    http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gQCSo26kDDIxQKgO4mNvtAmDtxCA

    NY paper blasts Muslim ad project because of supporter
    http://cnnwire.blogs.cnn.com/2008/07/21/ny-paper-blasts-muslim-ad-project-because-of-supporter/

    Promoting Islam To Appear In Subways Soon
    http://wcbstv.com/topstories/Islam.In.Subway.2.776131.html

    Promotional Islam Subway Ads Stir Controversy
    http://www.wnbc.com/news/16950893/detail.html?rss=ny&psp=news

    Radical Imam Promotes Pro-Islamic Ad Campaign to Run on New York Subways
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,387701,00.html

    Mmm…(In)tolerance! The Post’s “Jihad Train”
    http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archives/2008/07/mmmintolerance.php

    Pro-Muslim Subway Ads Linked to Controversial Imam
    http://gothamist.com/2008/07/21/promuslim_subway_ads_linked_to_cont.php

    MTA’S ISLAM AD FUROR
    http://www.nypost.com/seven/07222008/news/regionalnews/winner_takes_allah_120938.htm

    TRAIN-ING DAY FOR JIHADISTS
    http://www.nypost.com/seven/07212008/news/regionalnews/train_ing_day_for_jihadists_120839.htm

  4. Media Coverage so far:

    Islam Subway ads cause stir in New York
    http://www.cnn.com/2008/US/07/22/islam.ads/index.html

    NYC subway ad campaign to promote Islam
    http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gQCSo26kDDIxQKgO4mNvtAmDtxCA

    NY paper blasts Muslim ad project because of supporter
    http://cnnwire.blogs.cnn.com/2008/07/21/ny-paper-blasts-muslim-ad-project-because-of-supporter/

    Promoting Islam To Appear In Subways Soon
    http://wcbstv.com/topstories/Islam.In.Subway.2.776131.html

    Promotional Islam Subway Ads Stir Controversy
    http://www.wnbc.com/news/16950893/detail.html?rss=ny&psp=news

    Radical Imam Promotes Pro-Islamic Ad Campaign to Run on New York Subways
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,387701,00.html

    Mmm…(In)tolerance! The Post’s “Jihad Train”
    http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/archives/2008/07/mmmintolerance.php

    Pro-Muslim Subway Ads Linked to Controversial Imam
    http://gothamist.com/2008/07/21/promuslim_subway_ads_linked_to_cont.php

    MTA’S ISLAM AD FUROR
    http://www.nypost.com/seven/07222008/news/regionalnews/winner_takes_allah_120938.htm

    TRAIN-ING DAY FOR JIHADISTS
    http://www.nypost.com/seven/07212008/news/regionalnews/train_ing_day_for_jihadists_120839.htm

  5. Br. Azeem how do you think us bloggers could help out?

    What is the process for getting these advertisements into our cities?
    (I’m thinking of Canada)

  6. I think for bloggers we should have a uniform post which we take and adjust slightly and everyone puts it up on their blog. I will work on that. Heck the Little Green Footballs and the JihadWatches are having a field day with this stuff! For all Muslims out there think of this as your project. So whoever believes in this should donate something and secondly should take out a few minutes to throw it up on their blog. Thats the only way to curb the hate machine.

    The great thing about these campaigns is that it can be replicated locally. For Canada I would say contact ICNA Canada http://www.icnacanada.ca and tell them you would like to set up a why-islam ad campaign. It would be more effective to work with them (funding, volunteer base etc).

  7. Jazaka Allahu khayran akhi Azeem.

    Make no mistake about it, we will work on bringing this to Canada or maybe even start something of our own 😉

    I will blog this insha Allah. May Allah reward you for all your hard work, Ameen!

  8. NYPost did a great service, LOL.

    They made the campaign famous.

    It would be much harder to get CNN coverage w/o NYPost.

  9. As Imam Suhaib Webb stated:

    “Dawud Israel July 22nd, 2008 at 10:51 pm
    Br. Azeem how do you think us bloggers could help out? ”

    Calling all Bloggers:

    People should put Imam Siraj’s name, ‘not indicted co-conspirator and prosecutor clarifies’
    that would flood the web and google out the neo cons lies and distortions

    “Everyone who has a blog should find a nice video from imam Siraj Wahhaj on youtube, embed it and make sure to put his name in the subject so when someone searches his name on blog search engines they are flooded with his awesome lectures.”

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