Oldest American Muslim organization broadcasts message of love, loyalty and peace in Times Square.
What started in New York in the aftermath of failed Times Square bombing attempt, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community's (USA Branch) nationwide Muslims for Peace campaign comes back to New York City for a bang.
"Muslims stand for love, loyalty to America and peace—and an electronic billboard in the heart of Times Square will broadcast that exact message every hour, 18 hours a day, for one month through the holiday season and into the new year," said a community press release.
According to the press release, the advertisement on the CBS Spectacular Electronic Billboard is the latest effort by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the oldest Muslim organization in the United States, to spread awareness about Islam's true teachings through its nationwide Muslims for Peace campaign.
The press release says that since the campaign was launched in New York after the Times Square terrorism attempt in May, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA has delivered its message of peace on 100 New York City transit buses, on billboards in cities around the United States, and by hand distributing more than 500,000 peace brochures in towns and cities across the nation.
"In light of recent terrorism attempts in Oregon and Maryland, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has redoubled its effort to guide both Muslims and non-Muslims alike to the true, loving and peaceful teachings of Islam," The press release read. "The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community advocates zero tolerance for violence and terrorism and invites all Muslims to join in its peace effort."
"As Muslims who believe in the Messiah, we recognize that it takes more than just denouncing terrorism to eradicate this menace to society," said Nasim Rehmatullah, vice president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. "That's why, in addition to spreading a message of peace for the last 120 years, our community guides Muslim youth to understand that there can never be any contradiction between being observant Muslims and loyal, law-abiding citizens."