Monday, August 7, 2017

Muslims appalled at 'perfect man' billboard on Indiana highway

AOL ^ | Jun 6, 2017 | Alec Laskar 

A billboard erected on a busy road in Indianapolis, Indiana, is sparking heated controversy among residents.
The sign in question, which can be seen from the southbound lanes on I-465 near the Washington Street exit, claims to list the characteristics of "the perfect man."
Among the traits listed on the contentious sign are "married 6 year old," "slave owner," "rapist," "beheaded 600 Jews in one day," "13 wives, 11 at one time" and "tortured and killed unbelievers."
By now, you've likely figure out that the traits listed here are anything but those of an ideal human being -- and opponents of the sign are saying that it degrades the Muslim prophet Mohammad.
"I was a little disappointed when I saw that," Farial Khatri of the Islamic Society of North America told WXIN.
... "We've seen them in New York and several others cities on billboards as well as other transit ads," Khatri added. "We do support free speech, but we do realize this is also rooted in bigotry."
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