Controversial billboard causes backlash

Controversial billboard has Indiana's Muslim community outraged.

(WTHR-NBC) -- Members of Indiana's Muslim community feel under attack over a billboard that's popped up along a major highway.

It's a sign they believe spews hate speech and lies about their faith.

The billboard can be seen on Interstate 465 from the southbound lanes on the east side, near the Washington Street exit.

The billboard, which has been up since at least Friday, can be seen by thousands of drivers coming in and out of Indianapolis every day.

Its message, say members of the local Muslim community, promotes hatred of Muslims and their faith.

"As a Muslim and an American, I'm outraged," said Rima Shahid, the executive director of the Muslim Alliance of Indiana. "I didn't think there was room for hate in our city and our state and this billboard tells me otherwise."

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