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Anti-Sharia protesters rally across U.S.

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 6/10/17, 08:04 pm

Protests across the country Saturday raised the concern that Sharia law could spread throughout the United States, but many of the rallies drew even rowdier counterprotests. Hundreds of demonstrators marched through downtown Seattle behind a large sign saying, “Seattle stands with our Muslim neighbors.” Authorities said a large fight broke out after the gathering, and police used tear gas to disperse the crowds and arrested three people for obstructing law enforcement. The rallies, held in more than two dozen U.S. cities, were organized by ACT for America, which emphasizes that Islamic law is incompatible with Western democracy. “I don’t believe Islam can peacefully co-exist with the Constitution,” said Seattle demonstrator Aaron Bassford, 29. “We need unity in this country under no ideology and no banner except the Constitution of the United States of America.”

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • Laneygirl's picture
    Posted: Mon, 06/12/2017 10:22 am

    Will someone please tell the liberals how to google "Sharia"? They don't have a clue that it stands against everything they hold dear.

  • OldMike
    Posted: Mon, 06/12/2017 02:10 pm

    So true. Many of those people would be persecuted or killed if they were in Muslim majority nations. 

    Another excellent example of the foolishness of those who deny the Creator and worship the creature. 

  • SN
    Posted: Tue, 06/13/2017 11:18 am

    Islam is not so much a relgion as it is a brutal totalitarian ideology masquerading as a relgion.  The Qur'an and the Hadith give sanction to the savage degeneracy resident in our fallen nature by granting it the status of virtue.  It is a lie right out of the pit, the faith of him who is a liar and a murderer from the beginning.  How opposite is the true religion of Him who is love incarnate: the way, the truth, and the life who came not to destroy but to save.