Interesting Morocco World News headline: “Central Florida Launches Billboards to ‘Dispel Myths and Fear About Islam’”
An initiative has been launched in the cities of Tampa and Orlando in Central Florida where billboards have been placed on key highways displaying information about Islam.
The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is the organization in charge of posting these educational billboards that aim to “dispel myths and fear about Islam during this challenging time,” the ICNA said to WFLA news.
The billboards in Tampa Bay, invite people to call a toll-free number 1-877-WHY-ISLAM and visit www.whyIslam.org website to learn the truth about the Islamic faith.
By reaching those informational sites, people may also find answers on other topics such as ISIS, terrorism, women’s rights, and also order a free copy of the Holy Quran, the same source noted.
The ICNA intends to challenge people to know more about Muslims and their beliefs to minimize bigotry, hatred and intolerance toward Islam.
The billboards contain several texts about Islam and its five pillars.
“Muhammad – peace be upon him – believed in “peace, social justice, women’s rights,” a billboard in Tampa Bay reads.
There is “hatred, bigotry, and intolerance toward Islam” in this country? Unless this is an odd way of describing people who don’t want to become Muslim because they don’t agree with Islam, I have no idea what they are talking about.
I’d like to see a comparison of how Muslim immigrants are treated in this country and the rules they have to follow compared to the experience of Christians from the West visiting Muslim country. In how many Islamic countries can a Christian organization erect a large public sign that says that Jesus is the Son of God, truly human and truly God in one person?
The story indicates that, if a person denies that Muhammad believed in women’s rights, they are guilty of “hatred, bigotry, and intolerance.” I’d like to know if Attorney General Loretta Lynch agrees with this since she has spoken out against anti-muslim bigotry.