US Muslims hear often that they need to be on the leading edge of distancing Islam from the atrocities of terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda and the Islamic State (ISIS). US Muslims are raising their voices against the jihadists, but these are often in the sermons of imams in mosques across the US and not heard by average US citizens.
To counter that lack of public knowledge of their disagreement with the horrible crimes of ISIS, a group of Muslims have pooled their funds for a billboard campaign to let neighbors, family and friends know of their stand. The first billboard has been raised west of Chicago on the northbound interstate highway, I-294. Leading the charge is the Muslim-operated public relations firm, Sound Vision.
Life is Sacred
The billboard expresses the feelings of the majority of Muslims in the US whenever a jihadi terrorist attack occurs. Since ISIS isn’t likely to see the billboard or possibly know it exists, the billboard is obviously meant for the eyes of other folks here in the US. The billboard’s message is simple. The primary message is “Hey ISIS, you suck!!!” The message is signed #ActualMuslims. The billboard also has a short verse from the Quran.