'March Against Sharia' Planned Across The US

'March Against Sharia' Planned Across The US

"The notion that the U.S.is in danger of being taken over by Sharia law is nonsense", Refuse Fascism organizer Raphael Kadaris said, likening the anti-Sharia law rally to the spreading in Nazi Germany of propaganda about an "international Jewish conspiracy to take over Western civilization". What a powerful message that would be, even if it's not precisely the message rabble-rousers on both sides might wish to convey. It's usually said by people who don't very know very much about the details of what women's rights are within Islamic law.

In the days leading up to the demonstration, rabbis and clergy from several Seattle-area churchs and synagogues came forward to the Islamic community, and a group calling itself Seattle Stands With Our Muslim Neighbors obtained a permit for a counter-demonstration starting at 9 a.m.at Occidental Park a few blocks from City Hall.

Saturday's nationwide "March Against Sharia", sponsored by a group known for aggressively criticizing Islam, has in recent days become a rallying cause for right-wing extremists, forcing march organizers to repudiate some of their own supporters and prompting concern about clashes with militant leftists.

Muslims like any group of people want justice and they believe the American laws serve the needed justice, and hence they chose to abide by the American Laws for resolving conflicts between two individuals.

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

Police say Jeremy Christian attacked three men and killed two of them when they tried to stop Christian's anti-Muslim tirade against two women. One of the girls was wearing traditional Muslim dress.

"Although the First Amendment protects the right of hateful people to express their views in public, as this abhorrent event approaches I want to encourage all people of good faith to ignore the hatemongers and focus instead on how we can continue to build bridges in our community", Bernero said.

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"We're not against Muslims", he says.

Islamic scholars say Sharia is none of those things, but rather a way of life, outlined in a vast body of religious texts and legal opinions, and governing everything from what to eat to how to bury the dead.

Hammoud said the bill would do nothing to discourage female genital mutilation, which is a cultural practice and not a part of Sharia. Sharia commands Muslims to follow the law of the land, unless it directly contradicts Sharia. It is created to guide devout Muslims in their personal and professional dealings. I urge Ms. Gabriele to consider withdrawing this gratuitous act and join us in a civilized conversation on Sharia in a symposium we are planning. Among the latter's endorsing groups are Students for a Democratic Society, the Antiwar Committee, Young Muslim Collective and Women Against Military Madness. "There's a difference, you can separate Sharia from Muslim". Abbas said. "We just want our basic rights".

Parish said his protest will try to educate people on what he describes as a culture incompatible with America's values.

Many local Muslims are concerned about the march which is scheduled for 11:00 a.m.at the intersection of Winchester Blvd. and Stevens Creek Blvd. on the Santa Clara and San Jose border.

The Southern Poverty Law Center-the country's leading watcher of hate groups-reports that the hate group ACT for America and terrorist sympathizer Billy Roper have organized simultaneous anti-Muslim marches in cities across the country on Saturday, June 10.

There's also the question of how Seattle Police respond, especially how that response compares to their response to protests organized by Black Lives Matter, Antifa, or other left-wing groups. Organizers say they hope to bring the community together in solidarity with Muslims. "They're saying anti-Sharia, but it's a mixture of anti-Sharia, Islamophobia and refugee hate kind of all in one". They asked Seattle Center about having it there, but the Seattle Center campus is already hosting several other permitted events this weekend, according to spokesperson Deborah Daoust.

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