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Australian Muslim billboard campaign angers Christians
ByJPOST.COM STAFF
June 5, 2011 17:53
Advertisement by group Mypeace, reading "Jesus, a Prophet of Islam," labeled by Catholic bishop "a direct assault on Christian beliefs."
Australian Muslim billboard campaign angers Christians

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A billboard campaign in Australia launched by a Muslim group in the country caused outrage among some of Sydney's Christians, upset by advertisements reading "Jesus, a Prophet of Islam," the London Daily Mail reported on Saturday. One Catholic bishop said that the posters were a "direct assault on Christian beliefs."

The group, called Mypeace, claims that the campaign was made to encourage awareness about Islam, and correct some misconceptions the public may have regarding the religion. The group said the signs will be up for four weeks before being placed on city buses.



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Some other slogans posted include: "Holy Qur'an: The Final Testament" and "Muhammad: Mercy to Mankind."

According to the group's website, one of the billboards was vandalized a day after it first appeared.

Julian Porteous, auxiliary bishop at the Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney, urged Mypeace to take down the advertisements, saying religions should not offend people of different faiths.


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