Muslims prepare for weekend of anti-Islam protests

(RNS) Muslim leaders and anti-bigotry activists are girding for a weekend of protests — some billed as “open-carry events” — by groups known for their anti-Muslim views.

“We’ve never had this many events at once targeting mosques in this kind of national way,” said Heidi Beirich, who tracks hate groups at the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Organizers, who are calling for protests on Friday and Saturday (Oct. 9 and 10), are billing the events as the “Global Rally for Humanity.” Beirich describes the protesters as a loose affiliation of anti-Muslim extremists who do not seem to be organized by larger, better-known anti-Muslim groups, such as Pamela Geller’s American Freedom Defense Initiative.

“This mix of racist groups, anti-Muslim groups and anti-government groups is basically a recipe for disaster,” Beirich said.

religionnews.com/2015/10/08/anti-muslim-rallies-planned-nationwide-coming-weekend/

Yes… I think you posted this issue earlier this week around 10/6/15 and I liked the article you posted as it implied that inter-faith groups were interested in reducing the likelihood of violence…

huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-interfaith-activists-will-counter-this-weeks-anti-muslim-rallies_5612dfcce4b0baa355ace8c8

Targeting places of worship is in my view highly inappropriate of these anti Muslim groups.

I like your signature line Arthra. Too bad not everyone is as nice as you are.

Fran

I agree. I wouldn’t want anti-christians protesting at churches or cathedrals or anti-jews protesting at synagogues.

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