Published: Sun, June 18, 2017
World | By Carl Welch

'Anti-Fascists' Crash Nationwide Protests Against Sharia Law

'Anti-Fascists' Crash Nationwide Protests Against Sharia Law

State Sen. Michael Williams, a Republican candidate for governor, spoke to the rally, according to his spokesman, Seth Weathers.

As Muslims make up less than 1 percent of the United States population, the idea that Sharia law could become commonplace may seem unusual.

Seven people were arrested at the Capitol in St. Paul, the Minnesota State Patrol tweeted from its official account.

Next, he rounded on the far-left, saying "They're gonna blast a nonexistent rape culture, but they're not going to criticize Islam!... we will not yield to Islamic exceptionalism". The values embedded in Shariah do not change and are shared among Muslims, he said, while fiqh is open to interpretation and change, and in fact differs among Islamic sects and communities.

The atmosphere was tense but the protest went off with no violence and only one arrest, police said. In their view, the rallies are part of a wave of anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant sentiment fueled by President Donald Trump, who called for a ban on Muslims entering the country during his election campaign. Giant letters spelling out "Trump" loomed on the high-rise over the more than 100 protesters.

Protesters carried signs that read "No killing Gays" and "Sharia abuses women", the paper reported. But such efforts have failed to stymie concerns about Sharia laws among people and Muslims have seen a rise in both hostile dialogue and attacks.

Nearby, pro-Muslim demonstrators were also taking a stand.

At about 10 a.m. clusters of protesters and counter-protesters gathered on four corners of South Waterman Avenue and East Orange Show Road at a memorial to the slain.

Civil rights groups are expressing concern that a wave of anti-Muslim sentiment is fueling the growth of right wing extremism across the United States, citing dozens of anti-Sharia demonstrations across the USA this weekend and an ongoing uptick in online recruitment.

"The participants chanted slogans, accusing" anti-Sharia" marchers of racism and Islamophobia.In Atlanta, Georgia, a small group of demonstrators gathered in Piedmont Park to protest against the Sharia.

"Terrorists themselves have said there is no difference between Islam and Sharia Law", Zamora said.

In New York and Chicago, a few dozen anti-Shariah demonstrators were outnumbered by counter-protesters. The organization says it opposes discrimination and supports the rights of those subject to Shariah.

ACT for America, the largest grassroots anti-Muslim group in the us, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, organized similar rallies across the country.

Marches against Islamic law are scheduled in more than two dozen cities across the United States.

Muslim man, Jewish woman pray together in Manchester tribute " A lot of Muslims follow Sharia law and that's a scary thing for Americans because our rule of law is the U.S. Constitution", anti-Sharia activist Georgine Scott-Codiga said.

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