UPDATE: 11:00am – I called and spoke with Mella in the advertising department of CBS Outdoor. She understood my complaint and said she would send it upstairs to the executive department where someone would reach out to me. I requested they call me, as opposed to emailing me. I explained exactly how offensive this billboard is and that America needs to stop catering to Islam. They demand halal food, they demand a TV show be canceled. They want whatever they want and too many are willing to give it to them. It needs to stop. When/if I hear back from someone, I will update this article with that information. Step up, people!
It goes without saying (but I’ll say it anyway) that had someone put up a billboard that said something about Muhammad that turned out to be truthful, but shameful (like marrying a 9-year-old girl named Aisha), Muslims would have a cow. There would be protests and anger, along with demands to remove the offensive billboard.
The same cannot be said about billboards that wrongly identify Jesus as a Muslim, as in a recent case of a CBS Outdoor billboard posting just such an advertisement. The billboard blatantly and boldly states that if you want to know the truth about Jesus, you should ask a Muslim. The billboard is located on Cleveland Avenue in Columbus Ohio.
The other day, I was talking with a Muslim who insisted that Jesus did not start Christianity. He also insisted that the Bible speaks about Muhammad and he pointed me to Malachi 4 to prove his point.
Behold, I am going to send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and terrible day of the Lord. 6 He will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers, so that I will not come and smite the land with a curse.
In the above text, we see the name of Elijah mentioned as the prophet who would come before the “great and terrible day of the Lord.” Further, the text states that this Elijah “will restore the hearts of the fathers to their children…”
My Muslim friend said this reference to Elijah is a direct reference to Elijah Muhammad. He was referring to the man who led the Nation of Islam from 1934, until his death in 1975. From that point, Louis Farrakhan has taken over the helm.
What I find interesting of course, is that the Bible does not mention Muhammad at all, but from a Muslim’s perspective, he is there, simply by adding his name. But the billboard in question is highly offensive to Christians and frankly, it is time for Christians to stand up and be noticed against lies such as these.
Islam is an ideology that, in my opinion, came from the depths of hell. It is tyrannical, violent, lacking in anything that even remotely resembles love, and seeks to turn the world back to the AD 600s. Most liberals and leftists seem to have no problem with that at all. Can you say “morons”? Sure, I knew you could.
If you would like to do something that might actually get this billboard taken down, then I suggest you sign this petition, started by the Florida Family Association. Granted, CBS Outdoor might not do anything about it because generally speaking, Christians don’t threaten jihad or beheading to those who insult us. We try our best to work within the confines of the law. We all know that only Muslims are essentially given a free pass in society today, not Christians.
Another thing you can do is bombard CBS Outdoor with your direct complaints by sending emails and tying up their phone lines. Contact information for CBS Outdoor is available. Use it. They need to hear from us because the billboard in question does not speak the truth.
But here is how the Muslim arrives at that “truth.” One of my Christian friends said it best. Thanks Brandy! “The idea behind the campaign is that Muslims are Christians for following Christ, and that Jesus is Muslim for submitting to God. It would be silly, except I’m sure plenty of people will ride the road to hell on this theory. Scary.”
Muslims work very hard to counteract things in society with which they do not approve. Whether it’s forcing NYC schools to offer halal food, putting the pressure on to have a TV show canceled, or something else, they are not silent. They are doing their best to undermine society by forcing groups and institutions to come under Sharia law. Christians need to step up and be heard. Find your voice.
Christian, we need to let CBS Outdoor know how we feel about this sacrilege. To say and do nothing is tantamount to agreeing with it. Are you on it?