1. North Carolina billboard supporting Trump’s immigration ban stirs controversy with 9/11 reference

North Carolina billboard supporting Trump’s immigration ban stirs controversy with 9/11 reference

A billboard in North Carolina seems to have caught severe criticism for referring to the 9/11 terror attacks to support US President Donald Trump's travel ban.

By: | Published: May 27, 2017 5:19 PM
9/11 attacks, 9/11 controversy, 9/11 billboard controversy, north carolina billboard, trump muslim ban, donald trump, trump ban, travel ban this billboard belonged to a church group and it did not mince words when it came on how it felt about the yet to be passed travel ban (Muslim ban) by the President of the United States of America. (Reuters)

A billboard in North Carolina seems to have caught severe criticism for referring to the 9/11 terror attacks to support US President Donald Trump’s travel ban. According to CNN, this billboard belonged to a church group and it did not mince words when it came on how it felt about the yet to be passed travel ban (Muslim ban) by the President of the United States of America. The North Carolina Pastors’ Network on Friday put up a billboard that said, “Why support President Trump’s immigration ban? 19 Muslim immigrants killed 2977 Americans. September 11, 2001″, CNN reported.

The billboard which was put throughout the interstate could easily be read by the thousands of residents of Claremont and Catawba. The leader of the North Carolina Pastors’ Network, Dave Kistler spoke to CNN about the billboard and said that if the terrorists behind the 9/11 terror attack had been converted to Christianity, the attacks would have never happened. He said that the billboard was not meant to start any religious hostility. He added that the message was not about hate. But their attempt was to make a point about the problem with Islam and its ideology, he said.

Dave Kistler also claimed to have Muslim friends but then said that most of them had converted to Christianity. ” I don’t hate them”, he told CNN. Kistler was not worried about offending any Muslims. He said that he did not hate them and this billboard was not against any particular individual. Although, one of the residents of the region, Oliver Reitzell told WSOC that he was bothered by the sign as he believed in the Christian way of life and it meant to embrace everybody.

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