Leftist groups and the media are swiftly demonizing Saturday’s nationwide anti-Sharia protests as “hate speech” and “bigotry.”
The nationwide demonstration that took place in 28 cities, called “March Against Sharia – March for Human Rights,” is organized by ACT for America, a Virginia-based nonprofit group which aims to raise awareness of the human rights abuses committed under Sharia law.
“Our nation is built on the freedom of religion – a pillar of our democracy – which we must always respect, protect, and honor,” reads a statement on ACT for America’s website. “However, many aspects of Sharia law run contrary to basic human rights and are completely incompatible with our laws and our democratic values.”
Despite the marches being peaceful, and in fact promoting human rights, left-leaning civil rights groups have been quick to label it under the typical SJW vernacular; racist, bigoted, Islamophobic hate speech marches.