ICNA Billboards Dispel Islam Misconceptions A new billboard campaign has been launched in Michigan to present the true message of Islam and to correct misconceptions wrongly affiliated to Islam following extremist attacks in France and the US.
"In the fall of last year, we had a totally different theme planned for our 2015 campaign. We were looking at Islamic faith and service," Naeem Baig, president of New York-based Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), told Houston Chronicle.
"After the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, after those journalists were killed, the whole debate about freedom of expression and religion came back to us. We thought that the Muslim voice was missing from that debate."
The billboards were erected beside some of Houston's busiest roadways to invite motorists to call a toll-free number for information about the Prophet Muhammad and his teachings.
Similar campaigns were initiated in different US cities, including Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago and Los Angeles.
The billboards carry different messages such as, "Who is Muhammad. Got Questions, Get Answers!" reads one, directing motorists to call 877-Why-Islam.
"Muhammad Believed In Peace, Social Justice, Women's Rights," reads another.
It also includes a phone number for those interested in getting more information about Islam as well as a free copy of the Noble Qur’an.