The students, members of a WU fraternity, dressed as Seal Team 6 soldiers and Osama bin Laden. When the photo circulated on Facebook, many took offense.
“We graph Islamophobia on a ten-point scale,” says Faizan Syed of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. “We have seen a drop to 5.9 from 6.4 since 2010.”
The survey of 38,000 Muslims in 39 countries finds most believe their faith should shape not only their personal lives but society and politics as well.
In the Midwest, the number of the religiously unaffiliated has grown from 15 percent in 2007 to 19 percent today.
One billboard is on Manchester Road near the Mason Road intersection. The other is located off I-70 and Fifth Street in St. Charles, facing west.
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a law aimed at keeping the state’s courts or government agencies from basing decisions on Islamic or other foreign legal codes, and a national Muslim group’s spokesman said Friday that a court challenge is likely.