TV ads aim to portray Islam values

AN ISLAMIC lobby group will begin a national TV campaign today aimed at improving understanding of their religion and tackling the ''image problem'' of Australian Muslims.

MyPeace (, attracted some criticism this year when it put up posters with slogans about Islam, including one saying ''Jesus: a prophet of Islam''. But the organisers say it would be impossible to be offended by the TV ads.

MyPeace spokesman, Diaa Mohamed, said the aim of the ads was to show the Australian public true Islamic values, and break the cycle of Muslims being blamed for violence and social problems. Mr Mohamed said there was ''definitely an image problem in this country with regard to Muslims''.

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