This would-be protest message, which is circulating rapidly via social media and email, features a photograph that supposedly depicts a sign near Dearborn, Michigan that threatens American people with death in the name of Allah. The roadside sign, which supposedly belongs to an organization named the ‘Advancement Of Islamic Agenda For America’, features the following inflammatory message:
Allah be praised America we will kill you all and nothing you can do to stop it Allah be praised
The message has caused a great deal of angst and consternation as it travels and has been used in anti-Islamic diatribes on many political and ‘patriot’ websites and forums.
However, the sign is fake. There is no such sign in Dearborn. The sign image was created via a website that gave users the ability to create church sign pictures. The Church Sign Maker website allowed you to choose between various sign templates and add text to generate your own church sign image. To illustrate the point, I have created my own sign on the site using the very same sign template as used in the bogus protest message (see image at bottom of article).
For the record, Dearborn does have a large Arab American population, but it is not accurate to claim that it is ‘almost completely Muslim’ nor is it a ‘no go zone’ for non-muslims as implied in the message.
Subject: Sign Near Dearborn, MichiganGood Ole “Freedom of Speech” and the Supreme Court……..Unbelievable Sign Near Dearborn, MichiganSTILL THINK THEY’RE KIDDING ?
Wake Up America , We don’t live in the same Country we lived in 6 years ago American is changing and changing very fast .
Are there “no-go” zones in the U.S.? Is this one of them?
Dearborn, Michigan is the first city to become almost completely Muslim.Yours may be next because they are here and more come every day. Amazing that any city would allow something like this to be displayed .
Good thing this could never happen in Canada.. Could it ?.
No. Well at least not in Quebec, because for one thing, it’s not (French predominant) bilingual. . . and people are concerned about the Confederate Flag?????
Last updated: March 10, 2017D
First published: August 21, 2015
By Brett M. Christensen
Importance NoticeAfter considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.
These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.
Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.
And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.
When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.
I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.
A Big Thank YouI would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.
I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.
Closing DateHoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.
Thank you, one and all!