GLOBAL RALLY FOR HUMANITY: Nationwide anti-Islam protests on Oct. 9th – 10th

Anti-Islamization protest is at the heart of the ‘Global Rally for Humanity’ planned in front of mosques in 20 cities all over America.

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AL.com Against the backdrop of increasing anti-Muslim rhetoric, a coalition of online activists is calling on “patriots” to organize protests in front of mosques across the United States. Dubbed the “Global Rally for Humanity,” events are planned in at least 20 cities nationwide on October 9th and 10th.

Claiming that “humanity is attacked daily by radical Islam,” the organizers’ Facebook page serves as a de facto headquarters for interested parties, and offers instructions for citizens to start a rally in their own cities.

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This anti-Muslim group is calling for “patriots” to join together in a nationwide protest October 9-10 in 20 at mosques in cities including Huntsville, Atlanta, Dearborn, Michigan and Phoenix, Arizona.

The “Global Rally for Humanity,” effort calls upon “patriots” to demonstrate in front of mosques and public facilities because “(h)umanity is attacked daily by radical Islam,” and, “Protests will be held in every country at every Mosque.”

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A Facebook page is set up calling for a rally in Huntsville on October 10, 2015, where the protest is slated for the Huntsville Islamic Center, 1645 Sparkman Drive. 

Bridge The planned demonstrations are the latest events in a rising tide of American anti-Muslim backlash. They come at a time when major presidential candidates have taken aim at Muslims, and in the wake of an intense national conversation about Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old Muslim boy attention whore arrested earlier this month for bringing a homemade clock made to look like a bomb to his ninth-grade class.

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On social media, Americans’ growingconcerns about the Syrian refugee invasion headed for America, have been expressed through rhetoric that demonizes or dehumanizes Muslims, taking their cue from Europeans who are being besieged by the massive Muslim invasion.

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Though not widely reported at the national level, there have been other incidents of hostility facing Muslims and their institutions. In Texas and Tennessee, demonstrations have been held outside of schools which teach Arabic or about Islam. And in Sterling Heights, Michigan, opposition to the construction of a mosque culminated in a massive protest, in which one attendee shouted “I don’t want a mosque anywhere!”

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One of the demonstrations’ major promoters is Jon Ritzheimer, who organized a rally outside a Phoenix mosque in late May. Some participants brandished military-grade weapons at that event, which garnered international media attention. In the wake of the Phoenix protest, Ritzheimer called for an international, two-day event to protest Islam. The global rally, scheduled for the second weekend of October, appears to be the result of Ritzheimer’s initial plan.

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As the Center for New Community, an organization that tracks Islamophobic and nativist activity, points outs, some of the organizers have told participants to leave weapons at home, but others have encouraged demonstrators to carry their weapons openly. Back in August, Ritzheimer said attendees should exercise their Second Amendment rights “in case [they] come under that much anticipated attack.” Ritzheimer, who has become known for his expletive-ridden Facebook videos about Muslims, has also received media attention for his plot to arrest supporters of the Iran nuclear deal.

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“On October 10th, radical Imam Louis Farrakhan and his Nation of Islam will be preaching their hate to a crowd of thousands in DC,” the Huntsville Faceook protest page says.

“We urge everyone in the Washington area who still holds America dear to attend the counter protest, called Ole Glory Defense Rally. But those of us who cannot make it to DC will simply rally in solidarity against the local mosque, all around the world. This is both a local and a global event. We will not allow Islamic agitators to tear our country apart from within. The people are awake now.”

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The Global Rally for Humanity Facebook page has 951 likes, and gives instructions on how people can encourage or join the effort to protest Islamic locations on October 9 and 10 2015.

“While some organizers have urged participants to leave their weapons at home, others are urging protesters to exercise ‘ALL of your Constitutional Rights,'” imagine2050 reported. “The Michigan event page describes the Dearborn event as an ‘OPEN CARRY anti-mosque pro-AMERICA rally on 10/10!!'” In May, hundreds of “patriots” gathered in Phoenix, Arizona for an armed anti-muslim protest.

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From the Washington Post about the event: “Demonstrators yelled and taunted one another across a line of police separating the two sides but violence did not break out. Jon Ritzheimer, the organizer of the protest, called it a patriotic sign of resistance against what he deemed the tyranny of Islam in America.”

“I would love to see more of these events pop up in other states,” Ritzheimer said, according to the Washington Post. “I want fellow patriots standing right here next to me. This isn’t about me. Everybody’s been thinking it, I’m just saying it.”

The Center for New Community has plotted the planned U.S. protests, which have their own respective Facebook pages, on this map.