‘The world is saying no to Islam’…protests (many armed) planned in cities all of the world by people who have had enough
Surging Republican presidential hopeful Ben Carson has said that he’s opposed to a Muslim in the White House. But on Saturday and Sunday a group called “Global Rally for Humanity” hoped to go further, hounding Islam out of America itself.
“Standing up against Islam does not mean you’re a racist or a bigot, it simply means you’re not an idiot and can see the reality of Islam around the world,” rally organizers wrote on their Facebook page. “The world is saying no to Islam.”
Scheduled to begin on Saturday in at least 20 cities, the weekend protests appeared to get off to a slow start, with no confirmed reports of mosques, community centers or government offices facing anything like a wall of armed protesters. But the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s leading Muslim civil rights organization, isn’t taking any chances, especially since protesters have been asked to carry weapons where legal.
For the past week, CAIR has urged local authorities and Muslim community leaders to act normally while also watching out for threats. In May, for example, more than 200 protesters denigrated Islam and its Prophet Muhammad outside a mosque in Phoenix, Arizona.
That event was organized by Jon Ritzheimer, an Iraq war veteran who showed up in a black T-shirt emblazoned with the words “F—k Islam.” He said he was inspired to act after another anti-Muslim event in Texas—featuring drawings of the Prophet that Muslims consider blasphemous—came under attack by two gunmen.
Ritzheimer is once again a force behind the weekend’s actions,
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