|Pro-gun Islamophobe Jon Ritzheimer|
The anti-Islam sentiment that has crept into the mainstream political dialogue in recent weeks may hit a boiling point this weekend, as planned protests outside mosques and Islamic centers across the nation coincide with the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March in Washington, D.C.
A Facebook page called "Global Rally for Humanity" appeared in August urging "patriots" to organize protests at their local mosques on Friday and Saturday. "Global Rally for Humanity" appears to have ties to John Ritzheimer, who rose to prominence among anti-Muslim activists when he organized a protest and "Draw Mohammad" contest in May in Phoenix. Known for his bizarre antics, he recently attracted the attention of U.S. Capitol Police when he vowed in an open letter to arrest Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) over her support for the Iranian nuclear deal.
It's unclear whether Ritzheimer himself organized the event. He said in a Facebook video posted Aug. 9 that he and others were "planning a global rally to protest against radical Islam," citing contacts in Canada, Australia and Europe. He also encouraged interested protesters to bring their weapons.
"We’re not going to make you travel," he said in the video. "If you’ve got a mosque in your city, a mosque in your state, you go there. You voice your opinion there."
This is America so of course people are allowed to stage protests, but exactly WHAT are these idiots protesting?
Like many people I think that the atrocities perpetuated around the world in the name of Islam are horrible. Just like I feel that the atrocities directed toward gay people in Africa in the name of Christianity are horrible.
I just don't see how protesting a non-violent mosque in America addresses problems associated with the Islamic religion in other countries?
And asking people to bring their guns? That is just a recipe for disaster.
According to a recent poll one third of Republicans want to make Islam illegal in this country, and nearly half want to make Christianity the official religion in America.
So is THAT the goal for these yahoos? To simply make it so inhospitable here in America that the Muslims will pack up and leave the country? Or are they attempting to start a fight in order to elicit a violent response?
That would explain the guns wouldn't it?
It's not bad enough that half the world seems to be engaged in one holy war or another, now these knuckle draggers want to start one in our country as well.