Who put up posters in the cities?
‘Genpeace’ is a non-profit organization whose main objective is to inform the general public about Islam and remove any doubts or misconceptions regarding it. He chose cities where the organization has a strong presence and a sizeable Muslim population to put up the billboards. A volunteer for ‘Genpeace’ in Houston said that he has been receiving calls from people trying to find out what the Muslim and Islam religions have in common.
Promotion of the positive face of Islam
He said, ‘When we explain that to be a Muslim, we have to believe in Jesus and Mary, they are astounded.’ ‘Islam is often misunderstood, leading some people to have a biased view of Islam and discriminate against Muslims and view them with suspicion,’ said Dr Sabeel Ahmed, director of Genpeace. “Through this advertising campaign, Islam has been shown to the general public in a new and positive light through the simple messages displayed on these hoardings,” he said.