The Council on American-Islamic Relations' (CAIR) Chicago chapter has launched a website and ad campaign aimed at convincing Americans that the term jihad only refers to a spiritual struggle and has no violent connotations.

"MyJihad is a public education campaign that seeks to share the proper meaning of Jihad as believed and practiced by the majority of Muslims," the MyJihad website says.

The group says the term has been "widely misrepresented" by the actions of Muslim extremists and by "Islamophobes" who claim that most Muslims are wrong.

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