Pam Geller of Atlas Shrugs and a bunch of her wing nut friends held a rally today across from the Franklin County Juvenile Court House the stated purpose of which was to show support for Rifqa Bary.

It didn’t take but a few seconds to realize that the actual purpose was much more sinister. The people who showed up for this rally couldn’t give two shits about Rifqa herself – they only care about using her as a tool to further their own hate-filled, intolerant, anti-Muslim agenda.

You could tell by the shirts and the signs that these people were full of anger and hate. How very Christian of them.

The photos speak for themselves (but I added some captions anyway)…


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Maybe a dozen people had on these ridiculous shirts.

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Including these classy gals who brought along their babies. Want to talk about indoctrination?

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This guy intentionally misspelled Muslim as ‘Moslem’ knowing that spelling is offensive.

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More nutjobs with signs. The portly fellow on the phone is Robert Spencer, the wing nutty author well known for spreading misinformation and hatred of Islam. The guy to his left is one of the many serious-looking guys with sunglasses and suits who were pretending to be from the Secret Service.

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Another nut with a sign. Note the stack of books? The top one is Robert Spencer’s “Stealth Jihad: How Radical Islam is Subverting America without Guns or Bombs”.
 
  • “pretending to be from the Secret Service” LOL

  • rjh1954

    Sad. just sad. and they call themselves Christians. i guess they are why i don't call myself a Christian.

  • Ustadh

    Hey Joseph,

    I came here from LoonWatch. Great job covering that disgusting anti-Muslim rally. Is there going to be another follow up piece to this one?

  • Dick!

    It must be nice to be one of the enlightened but gee, someday you'll have to get your head out of the sand before some crazed jihadist cuts it off for you.

  • Rifqua's parents are far from crazy jihadists, Dick. The people attending this rally are the religious radicals I'm really worried about.

  • The Pam Geller video from the rally is not up along with some added commentary.

  • REALOrganization

    Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.) has addressed the very real human rights issue at our own event – and we were not part of the Monday event: http://bit.ly/1i4AVQ

    There is a very real human rights challenge to freedom of conscience and religion, which is an issue that all progressive organizations should be concerned about. The fact is that there are many groups in the U.S. today that seek to deny such freedoms. In Chicago, Hizb ut-Tahrir publicly called for the “death penalty” for those who leave Islam as “traitors.”

    In addition, two wrongs don't make a right. Just as it is wrong for Islamic supremacists to call for violence against those who seek freedom, it is also wrong for protesters in the photos wearing shirts “Islam is of the devil.” Working for human freedom and human rights begins with respect and dignity, and focusing on what you are for, not what you are against.

  • REALOrganization

    One thing that should be noted – the ones with the shirts demonizing Islam were less than 10 percent of crowd. They were from the Gainesville, Florida “Dove World Outreach Center.”

    Responsible for Equality And Liberty has condemned their tactics and statements at: http://bit.ly/2sFXXE

  • Hey you idiot you're the intolerant one calling people nutjob for their beliefs. Though I don't agree that Islam is of the devil I do believe that Shariah Law is. Maybe you should spend your time educating your readers about the shariah court system being established in the United States in Texas, instead of spreading your own brand of hatred and your own spin on things maybe you should find out what's really going on. How about the honor killings in America do you cover those as hatred?

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  • Bob

    I was at that rally. Those “Secret Services”-type guys work for a private security firm, providing protection for Robert Spencer and Pam Geller. One of them is a retired Marine (I chatted with him briefly, nice guy). You omitted a picture of a big display poster of Muslim women pictured with bruises, swollen lips, black eyes, with descriptions of what happened to them. Some of them were dead at the hands of Muslim husbands, fathers or siblings. These were real abuses. There were few Arabic-American and Iranian-American attendees and they supported the rally 100%.

    Nice stereotypical, ad hominen comments here. If you all attend that rally, you would all have know the real story and get to know some of the people there. They don't like Islam, its supremacist-followers, and its oppressive ideology. And you called yourself progressives? What a joke.

  • Domestic violence is a huge problem in every society, culture and religious group. Ohio police officers go on 75,000 domestic violence calls a year. And I can imagine a good portion of these wife beaters are regular Christian church goers.

    Geller and Spencer don't give two shits about domestic violence. They only care about portraying a negative image of Muslims.

  • Bob

    Yes, domestic violence is a big problem in every society, I don't dispute that. But domestic violence under a cloak of religion is far more serious problem and it's far more common in the Islamic world than in the West. Variety of Islamic teachings in most countries lead many to use its teachings as excuses to punish, abuse, or kill women, in addition to old cultural and tribal customs encouraging or tolerating such cruel behaviors. When you combine all of that, we would have a very hard time telling the followers of Islam that they got a very serious problem. They're more apt to tell us that we have no right to question and criticize Islamic teachings and call us “Islamophobic”.

    Then we have much bigger problems.

    Geller is more interesting in bringing awareness about domestic violence in Islam. I think she may have been a victim of domestic violence herself, perhaps she's bringing out all the rage upon Islam for all the unspoken victims and the dead?

  • Yes, there are countries and cultures that accept this type of abuse. But in the good ol' US of A it is illegal and anyone caught abusing their children – for whatever reason – will be subject to our laws.

    The Rifqa case has been investigated by the authorities in two different states and no abuse has been found.

    There are tens of thousands of REAL domestic violence cases in Ohio. And if Pam and her friends really wanted to help they'd be having rallies to protect these actual victims.

  • Bob

    Yes, domestic violence is a big problem in every society, I don't dispute that. But domestic violence under a cloak of religion is far more serious problem and it's far more common in the Islamic world than in the West. Variety of Islamic teachings in most countries lead many to use its teachings as excuses to punish, abuse, or kill women, in addition to old cultural and tribal customs encouraging or tolerating such cruel behaviors. When you combine all of that, we would have a very hard time telling the followers of Islam that they got a very serious problem. They're more apt to tell us that we have no right to question and criticize Islamic teachings and call us “Islamophobic”.

    Then we have much bigger problems.

    Geller is more interesting in bringing awareness about domestic violence in Islam. I think she may have been a victim of domestic violence herself, perhaps she's bringing out all the rage upon Islam for all the unspoken victims and the dead?

  • Yes, there are countries and cultures that accept this type of abuse. But in the good ol' US of A it is illegal and anyone caught abusing their children – for whatever reason – will be subject to our laws.

    The Rifqa case has been investigated by the authorities in two different states and no abuse has been found.

    There are tens of thousands of REAL domestic violence cases in Ohio. And if Pam and her friends really wanted to help they'd be having rallies to protect these actual victims.

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