Islam has a serious image problem in this country. When the Twin Towers fell on September 11th 2001, everyone was shocked and saddened. On September 12th, we woke up angry; looking for someone to blame. Unfortunately for Muslim-Americans, they ended up taking the brunt of the hatred and have been living with it ever since.
This problem has gained a heightened status especially around and after the Brexit movement and the election of President Trump in the United States. Fueling this negativity seems to be the part of a mission by the current US president and his closest advisers to heighten fears by promoting a dangerously exaggerated vision of an America under siege by what they call ‘radical Islam’.
In an effort to address this issue, we created the 9/12 poster campaign, which counterbalances the t-shirts, hats, and signs blaming Islam for the September 11th attacks with Muslims holding their own signs about the backlash they have received.