Rallies against Islamic law draw counter-protests across US

by FOXNews
June 11, 2017

SEATTLE – Small but disorderly protests around the country Saturday raised the worry that extremist interpretations of Islamic law somehow might swell across the U.S. and infect American democracy, but many of the rallies drew even more over-the-top counter-protests by demonstrators who called such fears an unfounded distortion of Islam.

Hundreds of counter-protesters marched through downtown Seattle, banging drums, cymbals and cowbells behind a large sign saying “Seattle stands with our Muslim neighbors.” Participants chanted “No hate, no fear, Muslims are welcome here” on their way to City Hall, where dozens of anti-Shariah protesters rallied.

A phalanx of bicycle police officers kept the sides separated during the sanctioned events, but authorities said a large fight broke out after the gatherings concluded. Seattle police used tear gas to disperse rowdy demonstrators and made several arrests following an anti-Shariah rally and a much larger counter-protest. The department said it was still reviewing how many people were arrested and what charges they might face, but at least some were expected to be booked for investigation of assault.

In front of the Trump building in downtown Chicago, about 30 people demonstrated against Islamic law and in favor of President Donald Trump, shouting slogans and holding signs that read “Ban Sharia” and “Sharia abuses women.” About twice as many counter-protesters marshaled across the street.

A similar scene played out in a park near a New York courthouse, where counter-protesters sounded air-horns and banged pots and pans in an effort to silence an anti-Shariah rally. In St. Paul, Minnesota, state troopers arrested about seven people when scuffles broke out at the close of competing demonstrations at the state Capitol.

26 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • MyronJPoltroonian says:

    Ahh, yes. The “Progressive” use of “Airhorns”. A sure way to encourage reasoned, thoughtful debate between opposing views. I suppose the phrase, “Let us sit and reason together”, is no longer taught in schools and/or universities (public or [most] private)?

    1. Askjrsk says:

      Its gone, burned out at BERKLEY.

  • Shane says:

    Liberals, please explain to me why you want blasphemers, adulterers, apostates (those who leave Islam), and homosexuals executed as is commanded under Sharia law. These pro-Sharia protesters are either brainwashed morons who are incapable of rational thought, or they are cultural Marxists who want to destroy America and Western Civilization.
    The Basics of Islam 11, Robert Spencer on Sharia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL6Sner5dlg
    Pew Poll, Muslims Like Sharia Law: http://www.pewforum.org/2013/04/30/the-worlds-muslims-religion-politics-society-overview/
    Muslims in America Like Sharia Law: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0FpDCZdvHk

    1. Askjrsk says:

      Excellent thankyou

  • Rodzzz says:

    Rid America of these people. They do not have a right to be here much less protest.

  • Doug says:

    There are, I think 50, Islamic countries. At least, some of them follow Sharia. For those, Pro-Sharia protesters, please pick one and go. This is the Constitutional Republic of the United States of America and unless, when they are in charge of things, our kids swallow a GIANT STUPID pill, we will remain so.

    1. Rodney Steward says:

      Saudi Arabia lives strictly by sharia law, and they’re some of our favorite allies, something’s fishy with that!

      1. Askjrsk says:

        Cathy Lee Giffords head and those menustrated jeans we could send to those in favor of sharia law as a peace offering.

        1. Rodney Steward says:

          HA, they’d still be upset because THE PIECE was missing!

          1. Askjrsk says:


          2. Rodney Steward says:

            It starts with a “P” !!!!! πŸ™‚

          3. Askjrsk says:

            Oh that was cut out and given to kittens to eat. Dry meat.

          4. Rodney Steward says:

            Poor kittens, be sick for a month!

          5. Askjrsk says:

            Pass it on to the next generation.

          6. Rodney Steward says:

            BINGO, the SNOWFLAKES, prefect fit !!!

    2. MyronJPoltroonian says:

      I believe it is “57”. Which happens to be the number of “States” Obama thought he’d been to (and only had one more to go) during one of his presidential campaigns. (“Freudian Slip”, anyone?)

      1. Askjrsk says:

        And the fifteen colonies?

  • Bob says:

    Let’s see – Protestors do not want laws that discriminate against women, the LGBTQ community, outlawing gay marriage, and practicing religious discrimination, and THEY are the “haters”? Liberals constantly scream about religious freedom, how much would they have under Sharia? They constantly harangue about Christians trying to “force” their beliefs, what do they think would happen under sharia? (Funny aside – If you tell liberals that they can change the channel if they don’t like Christian views, they go crazy. Yet they say the same thing when Christians complain about anti-Christian views) Would liberals get away with threatening to kill the President under Sharia? Had Griffin pulled her crap under Sharia law, it would have been her head on display. Would Katy Perry or any “celebrity” get to show their cleavage in public if we enact Sharia law? Would we be celebrating “Pride” month? The only thing I can see as a positive it would mean the end of the Kardashians.

    1. Beverly Murphy says:

      Nothing more to say! Covers the whole pail of worms exactly☝️

    2. Askjrsk says:

      Shouldcwe send Cathy Griffins head to the Sharia law proponents as a peace offering?

      1. Bob says:

        That could be considered either an act of war, or at least an affront to their religion.

    3. jngtelco says:

      You are correct, we should have Congress ban Sharia Law in this country and make any crime committed under it a Hate Crime!

  • TexRancher says:

    One has to but look around the world to see the effect of islam has on countries that have let it in! Islam and our Constitution cannot coexist!

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  • Marine68 says:

    The fools that are not against it do not realize that they would be amongst the dead when the savages take over.

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