Source: St.Louis Post
St. Louis Muslims are assuring people, in case they’re still unclear: Muslims are against ISIS as much as anybody else.
A new billboard on Manchester Road near Weidman Road reads, “HEY ISIS, YOU SUCK!!! From: #ActualMuslims.”
“We as a community are trying to get the word out, you know, that we are as much affected by this ISIS issue,” said Tariq Malik, a Chesterfield resident who helped organize the effort behind billboard. “We need to let people know that we are much against ISIS as anyone else, if not more.”
Billboards like this one are popping up across the country. The campaign started in Chicago with a nonprofit called Sound Vision Foundation and has spread to cities like Miami and Phoenix.
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Malik, 60, said Muslims are trying to stop people from conflating the terrorist group with Islam. The billboard quotes a passage of the Quran, Islam’s holy book, that Malik and his peers interpreted to mean, “Life is sacred.”
Malik said he and his peers also want to halt a perception that Muslims aren’t speaking up enough against ISIS.
“These acts are being done in the name of religion, which really has nothing to do with the religion,” Malik said, speaking of terrorism. “It just has to do with radical people taking on their own agenda and hijacking the name of Islam.”