While the Christian community, in large part, found the billboards intentionally and unnecessarily provocative, there were reportedly some CINO's (Christians in Name Only) who enjoyed seeing the billboards. Welcome to Chrislam.
Organizers have defended the campaign, saying the billboards have received a positive response from Christians.Putting aside the argument about whether the billboards are a form of protected speech (they should be), the notion that any Christian would not view what's on those billboards as an affront to their faith should cause such individuals to seriously question their own faith because it's NOT Christianity. It's Chrislam.
MyPeace organizer Diaa Mohamed told Fairfax he had received "overwhelmingly positive feedback from Christians, atheists, Muslims, everyday Australians".
He condemned the billboard’s vandalism as validating “the reason they went up in the first place".
He said his group will go ahead with plans for similar ads with slogans as “Holy Quran: the final testament” and “Muhammad: mercy to mankind” - on buses travelling through the city and in the Hills district.
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