DEARBORN, Mich. — About a dozen people, some armed with rifles, showed up for an anti-Islam rally over the weekend, outnumbered by two groups of counterprotesters.
Waving American flags and holding up signs that read “Stop the Islamization of America” and “ISIS Is Evil,” the protesters gathered outside Henry Ford Centennial Library and said they were demonstrating against radical Islam. It was one of about 20 weekend rallies planned near mosques across the U.S. The organizers wanted to protest against the Nation of Islam’s “Justice or Else” event, held in Washington, D.C., and against what they said is the threat of the Muslim faith.
Marcia Bodary of Mt. Clemens held up a sign that read: “No More Refugees,” expressing concern about Syrian refugees coming to America.