Facing backlash, US Muslims counter with new advertising campaign

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Waqas Syed, Deputy Secretary General- IT, Islamic Circle of North America, poses for a portrait at his office in Anaheim, Calif.

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Waqas Syed, Deputy Secretary General- IT, Islamic Circle of North America, poses for a portrait at his office in Anaheim, Calif. With messages that are part religious invitation to explore the Muslim faith and part public relations, the billboards anchor a national campaign to showcase Islam as a religion of love and tolerance. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) With messages that are part religious invitation to explore the Muslim faith and part public relations, the billboards anchor a national campaign to showcase Islam as a religion of love and tolerance.

  • Larry

    Can you do the same for any religion? Uniqueness is not a trait commonly found in faiths.

  • Muhammad = FALSE Prophet

    “Some signs, like those in Sacramento, are clearly invitations to explore the Muslim faith while others aim to portray Muhammad as a supporter of women’s rights and religious tolerance.”

    ha ha funny! Mohammad a supporter of women’s rights and religious tolerance? Totally FALSE!!!!!

  • Lostand found

    Ask the Yazidi women how wonderful life is under Islam, how much they enjoy being sex slaves and sold at auctions. Please do not tell me that ISIS is not Islamic , they follow precisely Islamic jurisprudence in this regard.

  • Larry

    ISIS is to Islam what the KKK are to Christianity. The ugly side of religious extremism. Islam in the US is far different that Islam in a fundamentalist dictatorship state like Saudi Arabia. America is hardly a hotbed of extremism. We are where people go to flee the extremists.

    In the 1940’s one would not equate Lutherans in America to Lutherans in Nazi Germany. One would not equate Orthodox Christians in Chicago with those in Bosnia in the 90’s.

    This is America, as a rule we do not accept, “X religion is evil” to be an argument that has to be taken seriously. In fact our system and culture is designed to ridicule such arguments.

  • John Berry

    If the Pope had an army raging across Europe, converting or enslaving with the goal of making all the world Catholic, would the Muslims be expected to be accepting and welcoming to Catholics?
    First they should get a color consultant.
    “Stark black billboards loomed over highways …”
    Who else uses black as their favorite background? First brighten the outlook.