Our freedom of speech is being threatened. The question is, do we take the fight to the aggressor or wait for the aggressor to take the fight to us?
On Friday, May 29, 2015, a group of bikers in Arizona plan to host an anti-Islam demonstration outside of the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix.
Dubbed as “Freedom of Speech Rally Round 2,” a reference to American blogger Pamela Geller’s ‘Draw Muhammad’ cartoon contest in Garland, Texas earlier this month, the event, organized on Facebook, is described as a “response to the recent attack in Texas where 2 armed terrorists with ties to ISIS, attempted to kill a bunch of people.”
This is not the first time the bikers have come out en masse against Islam. Nearly one million rode to Washington DC to protest the million Muslim march scheduled for 9/11/13. Only a handful of Muslims actually showed up after they heard the bikers would be meeting them there:
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Bridge Georgetown Prior to gathering outside of the mosque, the motorcyclists say they’ll meet in a nearby Denny’s parking lot, where they’ll have a “Muhammad cartoon contest.” They plan to take the images of Islam’s prophet to the Islamic Community Center at 6:15 that evening — a time when the Muslim community is expected to gather inside.
The rally’s organizer, Jon Ritzheimer, has called on the group to “to utilize their second amendment right at this event just in case our first amendment comes under the much anticipated attack.” He warns on the event’s Facebook page that the mosque is “a known place that the 2 terrorists frequented.” The would-be ambushers of Pamela Geller’s event in Garland are said to have worshiped there.
You may not agree with the sentiment on this t-shirt, but our First Amendment provides him the right to display this message. We are not a nation of Sharia Law and should never allow ourselves to be subject to their narrow views and barbaric punishments for non-conformers.
As of Wednesday morning, 128 people had signed up to attend the Phoenix rally.
In 2010, the hue and cry in the streets of Manhattan over the so-called “Ground Zero Mosque” was Geller’s work, and in the past five years dozens of bloggers and web-goers have translated armchair enthusiasm about issues related to Islam into on-the-ground activism against Muslim groups. (And the Ground Zero mosque was never built thanks to the efforts of Geller and associates)
The FBI is currently investigating threatening letters that were sent to the mosque, and an entourage of armed people gathered outside of it on Friday evening will only make matters worse.
Via: Bare Naked Islam