Muslim group pushing for Lynx bus ads to combat Islamophobia

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ORLANDO, Fla. —

Lynx buses in Orlando could soon carry what some think are controversial advertisements.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations wants to launch the MyJihad campaign in Orlando.

A representative of CAIR spoke before the Lynx board Thursday.

The request for the ads was denied because they were considered controversial, but CAIR said it would use the ads to help educate the public on the true meaning of jihad.

"By allowing these ads to run, we will be combating Islamophobia and the deep root of mistrust in the community," said the representative.

The campaign has already been deployed in cities like Chicago and San Francisco.