Hundreds to attend protests in downtown Seattle

Hundreds to attend protests in downtown Seattle

Hundreds to attend protests in downtown Seattle

Organizers of Defend Denver Against "National March Against Sharia", who will counter-protest the nationwide rally, agree.

"We want to protect our constitution, and we want to protect women and Americans everywhere", Scott Presler, a spokesperson for ACT for America, the grassroots policy organization behind the anti-Sharia march on Saturday, said. According to the march organizer's web page, there will be two such marches in MI tomorrow: one in Lansing and another in Southfield. It portrays sharia, a set of Islamic principles drawn from the Qu'ran and the teachings of the prophet Mohammed, as incompatible with democracy.

American Muslim groups and their supporters say such statements are based on a gross and prejudiced misunderstanding of what sharia is and how it is manifested in different cultures.

ACT for America spokeswoman Sandy Frazier has said that genital mutilations, so-called "honor killings", and "violence toward women and members of the LGBTQ community" by Islam is the reason for the demonstration.

ACT and other anti-Muslim groups have long sought to spread fear of Islam by arguing that Sharia law poses a threat to American laws - a complete legal falsehood, the center said.

The event was originally scheduled for Portland, but organizers said on Facebook they were moving it to Seattle.

Barely two weeks later, an assailant stabbed two men to death and wounded a third on a commuter train in Portland, 110 miles (180 kilometers) to the north. The victims had come to the aid of two teenage girls as a man yelled anti-Muslim taunts.

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

Brigitte Gabriel, founder of ACT for America, on Fox News.

"When we see these kinds of crimes, where Muslims are being assaulted and attacked, we find these same words and slurs that are used by ACT for America", Buhkari said. We're also confident, however, that most of these will be people from out of town, and Greater Waterbury folks - on both sides of this issue, as well as in the middle - will listen rather than yell.

GOPUSA Editor's Note: This story has an obvious bias, and it's presented here on GOPUSA, so that you can see what's being published out there. It will cause law and order issues and make it increasingly hard to manage the nation and cities in America. It should not even be a question. It makes no sense, yet that's what's happening.

Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign, an interfaith organization dedicated to ending anti-Muslim sentiments, organized a sign-on letter, joined by the leaders of 19 other faith organizations, including Sojourners' Jim Wallis, demanding respect for Muslim communities in the U.S. 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. A route for that march had not been determined as of Thursday.

But the people at the meeting said "Act's messages are those of hate".

The Seattle Police Department said on Friday that officers will be ready for whatever happens during a pair of city-permitted protests planned for Saturday morning.

Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said free speech will be tolerated but that violence will not. "We will come out to prove that out of many we are one, and no amount of hatred can conquer the hearts and minds of those who live with love in their hearts". If this is the message we deliver to our children, I am confident that our schools will be safer and that our future generations will build an even more vibrant and unified nation.

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