By Deborah Fleck
The Dallas Islamic Circle of North America Dallas recently launched an outreach campaign to convey the true message of Islam in response to the 2016 presidential election campaign.
Circle members point out that some speeches and debates have fueled hatred and intolerance of Muslims.
To combat the misinformation, ICNA put up 12 billboards last week along major Dallas-Fort Worth highways with the message, #YouDeserveToKnow, Islam = Racial Equality. ICNA wants to stress that racism has no place in Islam.
ICNA is also coordinating with several Islamic Centers to organize open houses. Invitations are being sent via postcards and emails to people of all faiths and to communities living near Islamic Centers. The first one will be Saturday at the Islamic Association of North Texas, 840 Abrams Road in Richardson. A second one will be Nov. 19 at McKinney Islamic Center, 2940 Eldorado Parkway. To learn more, visit http://icnadallas.org.