U.S. Marine Jon Ritzheimer organized the “Draw Muhammad” contest at a free speech rally taking place today at a Phoenix mosque. The openly anti-Muslim organizer vows it will be “peaceful.”
Ritzheimer has called on the group to “to utilize their second amendment right at this event just in case our first amendment comes under the much anticipated attack.” He warns on the event’s Facebook page that the mosque is “a known place that the 2 terrorists frequented.” The terrorists who attacked at Pamela Geller’s event in Garland are said to have worshiped there.
Prior to gathering outside of the mosque, the motorcyclists say they’ll meet in a nearby Denny’s parking lot, where they’ll have a “Muhammad cartoon contest.” They plan to take the images of Islam’s prophet to the Islamic Community Center at 6:15 that evening — a time when the Muslim community is expected to gather inside.
Ritzheimer had this to say:
‘This is not about race or any other side agenda that the Liberals are making it out to be. This is purely 100% a Freedom of Speech Rally. Stand Tall and show that we can PEACEFULLY protest our rights that are under attack. That is the sole cause for this Rally and Islam wants to silence us.’
The FBI and Phoenix police are aware of Ritzheimer’s planned event, WFSB reported. Earlier this week the FBI was asked to investigate a threatening letter sent to the Phoenix mosque, the Guardian reported.
This is an event that should draw thousands of supporters, and if I lived closer I would be there with my American flag flying high!
CNN’s Anderson Cooper was confrontational with Jon Ritzheimer:
H/T Bare Naked Islam
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