New billboards aim to educate about Islam

New billboards aim to educate about Islam

Jul 20, 2015

By Catherine Holland, KPHO/KTVK, Jul 19, 2015
PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) – Phoenix is getting three new billboards as part of a national campaign designed to raise awareness about the Islamic religion.
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The Islamic Circle of North America recently put up billboards in several cities, including two in Phoenix.
The idea is to counter negative images of Islam and dispel myths about Muslims.
“This campaign is for Muslims and for people from all faiths,” Naeem Baig, the executive director of ICNA, said in an interview last month.
He said it is important for people to understand that Islam and the life of the Prophet Muhammad are about “compassion, mercy, helping the poor and needy.”
The billboards invite people to “ask any question” by calling 877-WHY-ISLAM or visiting www.WhyIslam.org.
The three new billboards join two other that are already in place — one on Interstate 17 near the Bethany Home Road exit, the other farther north near the Glendale Avenue exit.
ICNA was founded on Sept. 1, 1968. It since “has expanded its reach across the US while maintaining an active presence in local communities.”
The grassroots organization focused not only on self-development, but also on education and outreach.
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Article Courtesy: CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation), Phoenix, AZ

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