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NYC Launches Campaign to Fight 'Anti-Muslim' Rhetoric

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andy Katz/Getty Images)

By    |   Thursday, 29 Sep 2016 12:17 PM

In an effort to bolster peace and harmony, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio launched a new campaign against "negative rhetoric targeting Muslim communities" in the wake of the terrorist bombings in New Jersey and New York City almost two weeks ago.

"Now more than ever, it is important for every New Yorker to stand united as one city and reject hate and violence," de Blasio said, accoring to The Daily Caller.

The campaign highlights freedom to move around freely and not target individuals on basis of faith. "Across the country, hateful speech has made Muslim residents the target of misguided attacks and threats, especially in the aftermath of terrorist incidents," a press release from the city said.

The drive includes "issuing a new multilingual fact sheet explaining protections against religious discrimination with a focus on Muslim communities and a new multilingual brochure on religious protections under NYC Human Rights Law with practical examples to identify discrimination in the workplace, housing, and public accommodations."

The city, on Monday, unveiled a new digital ad campaign which carried images of Muslims along with captions reading, "I am Muslim. I am NYC." The ads continue in smaller print: "New Yorkers of all faiths deserve to live safely and free from discrimination. In NYC, it's illegal to discriminate against or harass someone based on their religion or creed. #IAmMuslimNYC"

The city's Commission on Human Rights is also looking forward to launch a "citywide public information and integrated multiplatform marketing campaign on combating xenophobia and embracing religious diversity in New York City," in spring of 2017, the report added.

The program will continues through summer and fall, where the commission will join hands with other government agencies and non-profit organizations to facilitate "cultural competency with faith-based communities."

The press release also adds, "According to researchers and law enforcement officials, reports of attacks and threats against Muslims have surged nationally, most likely fueled by national and international terrorist attacks and political vitriol."

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In an effort to bolster peace and harmony, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio launched a new campaign against "negative rhetoric targeting Muslim communities" in the wake of the terrorist bombings in New Jersey and New York City almost two weeks ago.
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