This could be an ugly weekend for widespread civil unrest as the nation gears up for the National March Against Sharia.
Now, being against Sharia Law is not exactly unreasonable. Some of the most horrific crimes in the world are based on these principles, such as honor killings, female genital mutilation, and the brutal murders of homosexual people. (source)
However, in our current, highly-charged political climate, a protest like this is like pouring gasoline on a pile of newspapers sitting on a stack of wood. It will only take one small spark to start an inferno that could consume a lot of innocent bystanders.
The organizers of the marches, ACT for America, say that this is not an anti-Muslim event, but an anti-Sharia Law event.
On Saturday, June 10, 2017, ACT for America is having March Against Sharia events in cities across the nation.
This is a march against Sharia law and for human rights. Our nation is built on the freedom of religion — a pillar of our democracy — which we must always respect, protect, and honor. However many aspects of Sharia law run contrary to basic human rights and are completely incompatible with our laws and our democratic values.
We, at ACT for America, are committed to protecting women and children from Sharia Law and its impact on Muslim women and children including honor killing and Female Genital Mutilation. We must ensure that every woman and child enjoy the protection afforded by the U.S. Constitution. (source)
However, they also noted that some organizers are creating their own events and those may not stand on the same premise.
ACT for America cancelled its June 10th “March Against Sharia, March for Human Rights” event in Arkansas when we became aware that the organizer is associated with white supremacist groups. This is against all of our values.
We have since learned that the organizer may go forward with an event anyway – billing it as a “March Against Sharia” event. Any event held by this individual is not sanctioned by ACT for America, and is not supported or endorsed by ACT for America in any manner. We regret any confusion that this individual’s actions may cause, and are working with our counsel to demand he cease and desist promotion of his event in a way that will confuse it as being sanction or approved by us. (source)
This is already highly controversial. When rogue operators with different values get involved…well…we’re on very thin ice. (Click to Article)