Muslim-Americans Launch PR Initiative – Amidst the growing opposition of establishing the National Islamic Center a few blocks from Ground Zero of the World Trade Center, Muslim-Americans launched a PR initiative which will promote September 11 as a national day of service.
A national CBS poll last month showed that 40 percent of Americans views Muslims and Islam negatively and more than 70 percent of the respondents said that building a mosque near Ground Zero should not be done.
In order to change the views of fellow Americans, grassroots Muslim groups are launching a series of initiatives to promote to non-Muslim-Americans they they are like them, Americans. The initiatives is headed by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).
CAIR had recently released a series of advertisements that will run on national television in order to counter some of the issues over the proposed mosque near 9/11 Ground Zero. One of the video shows a New York firefighter who was one of the first responders to the Sept. 11 attack and talks about how he lose a love one and then at the end said that he is a Muslim.
Here is one of the Muslim-American PR initiative released by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).