The best way to counter bad speech is to oppose it with good speech. Sometimes “speech” can be expressed simply by the number of people who are willing to show up to support a principle. That’s the view that hundreds of bikers (so far) across America have as they prepare to join a “2 MILLION BIKER RIDE TO DC” to counter the planned September 11 “Million Muslim March” on DC.
Mr. Conservative already reported that a group called the “American Muslim Political Action Committee” (AMPAC), announced a “Million Muslim March” on Washington D.C. this coming September 11, the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks that killed 2,996 people on American soil. Those who flew the planes were al Qaeda members acting on behalf of their fundamentalist, jihad-based interpretation of Islam
The purpose behind the proposed “Million Muslims” march, say its organizers, is to “demand that our [Muslim] civil rights be protected by our government.” This is, of course, a ridiculous claim on its face, because the organizers cannot cite to any laws, at any government level (town, city, state, or federal), that discriminate against Muslims. And to the extent that every years sees a couple of thousand religiously-motivated hate crimes in America (out of a 300 million population), FBI records show that Jewish people are victims of those crimes five times more often than Muslims are.
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