Chicago poster campaign picked up by social media users to tell Islamic State group it does not represent Islam
What would the Prophet Muhammad think of the Islamic State group? Not much according to a non-profit US Muslim organisation that launched a poster campaign in the US this week.
Sound Vision used a giant billboard in a suburb of Chicago, saying "Hey ISIS, you suck", quoting the Quran's “Life is sacred” and signing it “From: #ActualMuslims”.
The Chicago stunt was a hit on the internet, became a most-read article on Reddit and was used by many on Twitter for their own messages that IS was not synonymous with Islam.
Sick of extremists hijacking your faith?
— Lee Weissman (@JihadiJew) August 5, 2016
I love the #ActualMuslims billboard. We need to stop punishing an entire religion for a segment who hijack it for their own malevolence.
— Jackie Weinstein (@jack_weinstein) August 5, 2016
Tackling extremists while making your neice happy... what's not to like?
— Aleena Ahmed (@Ally16__) August 4, 2016
Chi-town residents approve
— Arsalan Iftikhar™ (@TheMuslimGuy) August 4, 2016
— Hussain Kamani (@HussainKamani) August 4, 2016
Will it spread? Zaara hopes so...
— Zaara (@ZaaraTaara) August 4, 2016