Thursday, 10 January 2013

Islamic posters taken down in Britain

Posters, which had been placed in London railway stations with the aim of countering misrepresentation of Islam, have been taken down before the time due.

London Railway has taken down posters that counter misrepresentation of Islam.

A charity called the Quran Project had planned to put posters in five major London railway stations, including Waterloo, Victoria, Liverpool, Marylebone and St Pancras International between 10 and 24 December, 2012.

The charity offered free copies of the English translation of Muslims' holy book, the Qur'an, to those who were interested, seeking to tackle the causes of Islamophobia in the country.

However, the billboards were removed on December 17 by Network Rail and the advertising firm JCDecaux without any explanation.

“Due to unknown reasons Network Rail has decided to remove all the Quran Project billboards from all the Train Stations,” the Quran Project tweeted on the same day.

Over the last two years, both JCDecaux and Network Rail have allowed similar campaigns for other religious groups, in particular The Trinitarian Bible Society and the Alpha Course.

The removal of Islamic posters really makes one wonder about the intentions of JCDecaux and Network Rail, who have permitted the similar religious campaigns previously.


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