A billboard has outraged Muslims on the east side of Indianapolis, for describing the real-life deeds of the prophet Muhammad.
“The Perfect Man” poster was erected by Truthophobes, a website dedicated to “exposing the truth about Islam.” It features a checklist of deeds committed by Muhammad during his life time, of beliefs he expressed, according to the Quran. Items including “Beheaded 600 Jews in one day” and “13 wives, 11 at one time,” among others. All of the claims have been fact checked and are accurate except for the one claimning that he married a 6 year old, when he was only betrothed to the girl at six, and married her three years later when she was nine.
But Muslims are speaking out against the allegations against their prophet. “These are completely false statements,” said Rima Shahid, executive director of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana.“It perpetuates hate. It perpetuates misconceptions about Islam, and it makes our neighbors think we believe things that just aren’t true … they’ve been misinformed,” she said. “This billboard is garbage.”
The Daily Caller reports:
Some groups spoke out against the display as disparaging to Muslims while other groups want to do more. The Muslim Alliance of Indiana plans to raise money to put up its own billboard nearby to spread a message of peace and kindness.
Rima Shahid, executive director of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana, said she was “heartsick” when she saw a photo of the billboard, especially since it appeared at the start of Ramadan, Islam’s holy month. She strongly condemned the billboard for spreading lies and misinformation about Islam and its prophet.
Shortly after the giant board went up, the Muslim Alliance of Indiana reached out to Mayor Joe Hogsett and Congressman Andre Carson about ways to challenge the billboard. It is important to note that the board was put up shortly after three separate terrorist attacks executed by Muslim extremists – Westminster Bridge, Manchester, and Borough – rocked the the UK.