(Western Journalism) A group of North Carolina pastors is making waves for putting up a billboard along an interstate highway with a defiant message in defense of President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

The billboard reads, “Why support President Trump’s immigration ban? 19 Muslim immigrants killed 2,977 Americans. September 11, 2001.”

“As a lone voice of truth in a desert wasteland of political correctness, we have chosen to prominently place this billboard for maximum impact on the westbound lane of I-40 in western North Carolina,” the North Carolina Pastors Network announced in a May 20 statement.

The pastor network, which claims to have support from 600 North Carolinian pastors, said if the terrorists who perpetrated the 9/11 attacks were Christians, there would have been no “September 11th.”

“The dilemma we face with Islamic terrorism is one of the religion itself. Plain and simple, Islamic ideology/theology is the problem,” the NCPN stated. “If America refuses to correctly identify the enemy (Islamic ideology), many more Americans will be offered up on the altars of political correctness, pluralism, and post modernism.”

Dave Kistler, the head of the NCPN, told WSOC-TV in Charlotte the billboard is not intended to spread hate against Muslims.

“I’m saying it now, that this is not what this is about,” Kistler said. “There’s certainly nothing hateful in our billboard. Some have interpreted it to be that and say that. It was not. It is the truth.”

“I’m not worried about offending [Muslims]. I don’t hate them. This is not a slight against any individual,” Kistler told CNN….

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