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March Against Sharia' Planned Across The US

10 June, 2017, 17:45 | Author: Simon Thompson

News outlets in California, North Carolina, Washington state, MI and MA have all announced that the fearmongering "March Against Sharia" will take place in major USA cities to highlight the danger that law-enforcement agencies, legal experts and religious groups say doesn't exist. A few thousand people in almost two dozen states have registered for the marches on the group's Facebook pages while numerous civil rights organizations, interfaith groups and lawmakers have condemned the rallies as hate speech. Here's what to know about both sides now. They also tried for Victor Steinbrueck Park, but Seattle Police denied that permit "due to safety, security, and time, place, and manner concerns", according to Chris Swenson, the city's Special Events Program Manager.

So far, more people have indicated on Facebook that they plan to attend the Love Fest than have RSVPed for the March against Sharia - or "Hate Fest", as Abboud refers to it.

ACT for America is an anti-Muslim organization that has declared all Muslims as terrorists. The rally was originally planned for Portland, but organizers moved it to our town.

Q: If you could explain one aspect of sharia to the protest organizers, what would you tell them?

"Although the First Amendment protects the right of hateful people to express their views in public, as this abhorrent event approaches I want to encourage all people of good faith to ignore the hatemongers and focus instead on how we can continue to build bridges in our community", Bernero said.

You might think the title of this article is a little alarmist and click-baity, but this is only because we are using something that all knuckle-dragging, micro-phallus fascists hate: logic.

As United Methodist pastors, we are devoted to a close and faithful reading of Christian scripture, which clearly and frequently reminds us that we are called to welcome immigrants into our midst, and as such must reject the statement about "the rise of Islamic immigration".

He believes parts of Sharia pertain to punishments and how women are treated. So sharia covers lots of things that we in the West would consider law. It is created to guide devout Muslims in their personal and professional dealings.


In her latest video posted to Twitter, founder Brigitte Gabriel says the March Against Sharia and March For Human Rights is a chance to show support of President Trump's travel ban.

San Bernardino police said they would be ready should issues arise.

Counter rallies have been announced in Syracuse and a number of other cities where ACT says it is holding rallies.

The events are part of a growing tide of incidents against Muslims in America.

"Let's hope this protest that is taking place on Saturday is an opportunity for people to learn about all the opportunities that exists in the Twin Cites", Rev. Grant Abbott of the Saint Paul Interfaith Network said.

"Many Southeastern states such as North Carolina are on the front lines of the juxtaposition of the population growth of Muslims and those perceived to be Muslim, and the growth in white supremacist organizations", Chavi Koneru, executive director of North Carolina Asian Americans Together, said in a release. We will be peaceful and we will be resolute. The Facebook page for the Lansing event can be viewed here.

"Timed during the Islamic month of Ramadan, when Muslims around the world fast during the daylight hours, these protests have been disingenuously branded "March Against Sharia" and explicitly target Muslims at a time when hatred and bigotry has swept the nation", said the letters, which went out Thursday to the mayors of cities including Atlanta, Boston, Houston, Indianapolis, New York and Orlando.

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