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US Muslims Campaign Fights Islamophobia 13 June , 2011

Filed under: Interfaith Issues — wfamyl @ 2:30 pm
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HOUSTON – Carrying a message of unity, a US Muslim advocacy group has launched a new billboards campaign designed to help stemming growing anti-Muslim sentiments in the US, the KTRK Texas TV reported on Friday, June 10.

“This pro-active campaign is designed to promote mutual understanding and to highlight the contributions of American Muslims to our society,” said Mustafaa Carroll, Executive Director of the Houston chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Texas (CAIR-Houston).

Starting with Houston, CAIR “Peace and Unity” campaign will take place under a billboard depicting diverse representatives of the state’s Muslim community.

With the headline “Proud Americans, Proud Texans, Proud Muslims”, the 10 billboards spread across the city carry the photos of some of the Muslim members in the Houstonian society.

One billboard shows Muslims serving in a variety of professions, including a doctor and soldier.

Other billboards in the CAIR-Houston campaign will stress interfaith understanding by showing an imam with a Jewish rabbi and Christian pastor.

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