‘Making America Great’ billboards in Tampa aim to teach about Islam

ICNA Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Muslim leaders in Tampa are using President Trump’s campaign slogan to spread a message of love during the holy month of Ramadan.

Muslim groups in Florida have helped paid for a set of billboards along I-275, I-75 and I-4 in Tampa that read “Making America Great” with love, compassion and mercy in a style similar to Trump’s campaign posters.

One of the billboards is located at I-275, 80 feet south of Norfolk Street.  Another is located on I-275, .2 miles south of Fowler Avenue.  The third billboard is located on I-4, 1.3 miles west of I-75.  The fourth is located at I-4, 20 feet west of 44th Street.

Below the message is the number for the Why Islam hotline (877-WhyIslam) and link to the website, WhyIslam.org, a resource for volunteer opportunities and information about the Muslim faith. It also offers a free copy of the Quran.

“Serving our neighbors through love, compassion and mercy are core principles of Islam during Ramadan and throughout the year,” said ICNA Florida volunteer Ahmed Youssef.  “Everyone in our nation is making America great when we all work together to serve neighbors and solve our problems.”

The ICNA says the billboards serve as a reminder that American Muslims have a strong record of community service.

Thirty of these billboards have been posted in cities across America this year as part of an ongoing educational campaign.

STORIES OTHERS ARE CLICKING ON

BACK TO TOP STORIES

WFLA.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s