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07 12 15
 

Billboards in Iowa are part of the ‘Why Islam?’ project

By Matt Kelley,Radio Iowa
 
Iowa is among 14 states that are the focus of a campaign called the “Why Islam?” project. So far, four billboards have been placed in Iowa cities which organizers say aim to decrease hatred and mistrust and promote a peaceful coexistence. Imam Jawad Ahmed is the supervisor of the effort’s toll-free hotline, based in New Jersey.
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07 8 15
 

Billboard on I-17 promotes Islam in Arizona

William Pitts, 12 News, July 7, 2015

Members of the Islamic community are hoping billboards placed along Interstate 17 will spread what they call the true nature of the Muslim faith. The billboards are near the Islamic Cultural Center of Phoenix and advertise a free Quran, as well as a phone number and website to call for questions.

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06 30 15
 

Sex, Drugs and the Redemptive Power of Islam

By Malika MacDonald Rushdan
 
Do you remember the hadith of the prostitute who obtained paradise just by providing water to a thirsty dog? Yet, more often than not, we look down upon those who may seem beneath us. As the National Director of ICNA Relief USA’s Women’s Shelter Network, I want to share with you the story of one such woman, a tale that is sadly far from unique.
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06 26 15
 

The Story Behind the “Why Islam?” Billboards on I-95

By Jess Swanson, June 24, 2015
 
Religious billboards are nothing new for Florida highways, especially the ones in the rural north. But five billboards unveiled on May 8 were erected along Interstate 95 by the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) to educate South Floridians about Islam. They were prompted by growing levels of Islamophobia in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo killings in January.

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06 22 15
 

Group Uses Billboards To Battle Islam Misconceptions

June 22, 2015, By Shelby Lin Erdman
 
A nationwide billboard campaign by an Islamic group is seeking to counter the negative image of Islam following a deadly shooting rampage at a French magazine in January.

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06 20 15
 

Helping New Muslims for Ramadan

Los Angeles, 06/20/2015 – Imagine that it’s the first time you’re about to experience Ramadan. As a newcomer to Islam, you try to prepare yourself with the help of online sources but are continually confronted with fragmented and inadequate information. You don’t know where to go to gain comprehensive guidance.
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06 19 15
 

Fighting Islamophobia by showing Islam’s real message

By Zohaib
 
To mend the tarnished image of Islam in the U.S., an Islamic NGO has devised a billboard-based campaign. People of Sacramento, California recently found a series of unusual billboards in several areas of their city. Addressing the troubled, the text on the board asked: “Looking for the answers in life?” before providing the answer itself.
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06 19 15
 

New billboard campaign seeks to rebrand Islam in America

 
Radio KPCC: AirTalk hosted by Larry Mantle. June 18 2015
A series of billboards in California are part of a campaign by the religious group, Islamic Circle of North America, to change Islam’s image in America, amid an increase in anti-Islamic sentiment in the country.

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06 18 15
 

Campaign to heal Islam’s tarnished image in US

By: ANI | June 18, 2015
 
An Islamic billboard campaign in the United States is seeking to bolster the religion’s image in the country, tarnished by militant attacks, by urging the people to ‘Discover Muhammad’ and showcasing it as a religion of love and tolerance aimed at Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
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06 18 15
 

Campaign aims to ‘educate’ Americans about Islam

Campaign by the mainstream Islamic Circle of North America could spark a backlash amid a spike in anti-Islamic sentiment marked by protests, advertising campaigns and sometimes vandalism.

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06 17 15
 

Islamic group erects billboards promoting the faith

By Phyllis Stark. Jun 17, 2015
 
Billboards that have begun popping up in several U.S. cities aim to “showcase Islam as a religion of love and tolerance, aimed at Muslims and non-Muslims alike,” according to Reuters.
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06 17 15
 

Why one group is posting pro-Islam billboards

The Islamic Circle of North America plans to sponsor one hundred pro-Islam billboards across the country, in an attempt to counteract anti-Muslim sentiment.
By Husna Haq, Correspondent June 17, 2015
 
Amidst the road signs, fast food advertisements, and construction warnings, motorists on US roadways will spy something different in their travels this summer: stark, black pro-Muhammad billboards with messages like, “Looking for the answers in life? Discover Muhammad.”
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06 17 15
 

Islamic Billboard Campaign Kicks Off Across The U.S.

Billboards are springing up across the U.S. with messages offering a view of the Prophet Mohammad and the Muslim faith as a non-violent religion that preaches love and tolerance, while others carry proselytizing messages inviting non-Muslims to explore the Muslim faith as the answer to life’s questions.
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06 16 15
 

Facing backlash: US Muslims counter advertising campaign

SACRAMENTO, Calif. | By Sharon Bernstein, Jun 16, 2015
 
In California’s capital city of Sacramento this month, stark black billboards loomed over highways and faded commercial strips, offering solace to the troubled: “Looking for the answers in life?” one asked. “Discover Muhammad.”
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06 10 15
 

Global Dawah Day – June 20, 2015 – Resources

GLOBAL DAWAH DAY (June 20) TOOLBOX

Last year, Muslims from 60+ countries across 6 continents registered for the Global Dawah Day, making it one the biggest dawah days in modern history. This year, in light of the Charlie Hebdo and Garland shootings, where satirical caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) provoked a violent reaction, negative perceptions of Muslims fanned by the media and politicians has in many cases led to Islamophobic attacks.
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06 3 15
 

ICNA Billboards Dispel Islam Misconceptions

OnIslam & News Agencies, Wednesday, 03 June 2015
 
CAIRO – 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.
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06 3 15
 

Islamic group’s billboards dispel views of religion

By Allan Turner, June 2, 2015
 
Seeking to defuse anti-Muslim anger in the wake of January’s deadly attack on the staff of a French satirical magazine, a national Islamic group has erected billboards 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.
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06 2 15
 

Billboard campaign on Prophet comes to Atlanta

By Adam Carlson, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, June 1, 2015
 
Three new billboards around Atlanta declare that “Muhammad — peace be upon him — believed in peace, social justice [and] women’s rights.”
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05 26 15
 

American Muslims work to dispel myths about Islam

By Lorraine Mirabella , The Baltimore Sun, May 24, 2015
 
When Malika MacDonald watched from afar the devastation caused by unrest in Baltimore’s long-struggling neighborhoods, the Boston-based worker with Muslim charity ICNA Relief USA felt compelled to help. Staff and volunteers with the group, which helps disaster victims, came to the city earlier this month and distributed food and hygiene goods to elderly residents living on riot-torn blocks.
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05 7 15
 

The greatest man to ever walk the earth

 
Learn about the greatest man to ever walk the earth and how he dealt with those who tried to kill him and how we need to respond to those you insult him. Shaykh Abdool Rahman Khan from ICNA is interviewed on this topic by Eddie at The Deen Show. Watch it here:
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