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Clean Medina - the Jihad on litter

Does it seem extreme to declare a Jihad on litter? Not to the 'Clean Medina' group in Small Heath in Birmingham.

Omar Hassan

Omar Hassan. Wall reads "My faith is the cleanest"

Clean Medina says that Muslim neighbourhoods in the city are far too messy and they want to change that. So they've launched a "struggle" against rubbish and waste, and whilst they’re at they want to reclaim Jihad as a positive force. The campaign kicks off this weekend, 23rd September 2007.

Inner city Muslims and friends will be taking to the streets of inner city Birmingham to launch a jihad (struggle) against waste. Rappers, drummers, flag wavers with litter pickers to hand will converge on Small Heath’s Somerville Road to clean up the district.

Assed Baid and Ayman Ahwal

Assed Baid and Ayman Ahwal

Tired of rubbish-strewn streets, Muslims have decided to clean up and recycle, going from mosque to mosque, starting with Noor ul Uloom mosque, Birmingham’s oldest.

The Clean Medina Campaign will be launched with a big push, a shout and a movie shoot.

Listen to the podcast to hear rapper Omar Hassan, campaigner Assed Baig and film maker Ayman Ahwal explain why they’re so fed up with the dirty streets that give Muslim neighbourhoods a bad reputation.

Clicking this link takes you through to Podnosh.com, scroll down the page and click the audio link to listen to 'Jihad on Litter':

last updated: 19/09/07

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