This Democrat certainly doesn’t have to worry about any backlash since he’ll be in office for life. But hey, did you know there was a growing tide of Islamophobia in America? Sure is news to me.
Many came with their families to the rally, dressed in Islamic headscarves and robes. Speakers included Muslim leaders, Arab-American activists, a Unitarian minister, U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-Detroit), Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Richard Halloran, and civil rights leaders.
“United we stand, divided we fall,” Donnell White, executive director of the Detroit branch of the NAACP, told the crowd. “We stand with you as our brothers and sisters” Judge Halloran spoke about his Irish Catholic roots, noting that his ethnic group often suffered discrimination decades ago after they arrived in the U.S. They “were not looked at positively,” he said. And now, Muslims are facing bias that needs to be challenged, Halloran said.
“We need to speak out against discrimination against Islam,” he said.
Osama Siblani, publisher of the Arab-American News, told the crowd that the people who made the anti-Islam film “are not (true) Americans. They are against what America stands for.”
Tarek Baydoun, an attorney from Dearborn, said “the growing tide of Islamophobia” is what prompted the rally. “It’s relentless,” Baydoun said of anti-Islam sentiment in the U.S.
It’s relentless? Really? Where is the slightest bit of evidence to support that absurd statement? They also don’t seem to care the least about Christians facing persecution. Meanwhile, it’s only a matter of time until the UN bans speech.
The head of a leading Islamic organization Saturday called for a global ban on offending the character of the Prophet Muhammad, saying that it should be equated with hate speech.
Well, that whole freedom of speech thing was nice while it lasted.