Adverts proclaiming glory to Allah will be branded on hundreds of buses around the country to raise money for victims of the Syrian Civil War and portray Islam in a positive light. Islamic Relief, Britain’s biggest Muslim charity, came up with the advertisements with the line ‘Subhan Allah’ – meaning ‘Glory be to God’. The government-backed organisation wants to ‘break down barriers’ and portray Islam in a positive light. Muslims will be asked to donate to the cause to ‘gather the rewards of Ramadan’.
Cities with the largest Muslim communities will be targeted. London has 50% of Britain’s three million Muslims. Practising Christians may ask questions about the campaign after cinemas banned an advert featured the Archbishop of Canterbury reciting the Lord’s Prayer in the run-up to Christmas. The advert was to be shown before screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens but was banned by Odeon, Cineworld and Vue. READ MORE