Subway Posters Brilliantly Use Humor to Combat Major Muslim Stereotypes

http://news.yahoo.com/subway-posters-brilliantly-humor-combat-major-muslim-stereotypes-071409553.html

The Muslims are coming, and they’re bringing with them hugs so fierce you may be inspired to call your grandma.

It’s one of the satirical messages plastered on posters set to roll out in 140 New York City Subway stations this week. The project, intended to subvert damaging stereotypes about Muslims, comes in response to a proposed series of $100,000 ads on MTA buses that feature text and images likening Muslims to Hitler.

Obeidallah and Farsad say the ads are not only hateful, but they’re also just plain inconsistent with New York City, a cultural melting pot of roughly 8.5 million whose Muslim population is estimated to range anywhere from 600,000 to 1 million – -Yahoo News

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