American Muslim Community Centers of Longwood

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Muslim group paid for Trump-like billboards

They say they want to educate people about how Muslims help the country

CNN —  

What does “Make America Great Again” mean to you? For one Florida-based Muslim group, it’s exactly what their faith is all about.

The American Muslim Community Centers has paid for a set of billboards set up on two Florida highways. The billboard is a riff on President Trump’s popular promise.

“Making America great with love, compassion and mercy,” the billboards read, in a font and style similar to Trump’s campaign posters.

The billboards include a phone number and a link to a website, WhyIslam.org, that includes information about the Muslim faith, volunteer opportunities and an offer for a free copy of the Quran.

The AMCC says the billboards are public service announcements to remind people that American Muslims have a strong record of serving their neighbors and being active in the political process. The AMCC recently opened a free medical center to serve uninsured families in Central Florida. The group says it also regularly feeds the homeless, helps at women’s shelters, and more.

CNN’s AnneClaire Stapleton contributed to this report.