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“Million Muslim March” Attendees Confronted by Christian Protesters on National Mall

by on September 11, 2013

Doesn’t look like a very big turn out ……

Attendees at sparsely attended Million American March Against Fear — previously called the Million Muslim March — were met with protests by a small group of Christians on the National Mall Wednesday

U.S. Park Police were keeping the group of protesters back. Several displayed signs with messages such as “Muhammad is a liar” and were yelling to the Muslim attendees.

About 25 people — including activist Cornel West — were at the march as of 12:30 p.m.

The event was known as the Million Muslim March during planning stages, but organizers said they thought the earlier name was “scary.” Organizers from the American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) say they are “patriotic Muslims” who are demanding new laws to protect their First Amendment rights.

Approximately 20 protesters were also at the scene. It was not clear whether they were from a specific church or organization.

The rally included prayers, speeches and a moment of silence to remember the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

“In the past 12 years since 9/11 the United States government as failed to protect and promote Constitutional liberties and human life, here and abroad,” read part of a statement on AMPAC’s website. “We feel that accountability in government has been ignored and the time has arrived to collectively speak truth to power.”

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