The Huffington Post reports on this weekend’s “Global Rally For Humanity” anti-Muslim protests, which “instead of dividing the communities they targeted, strengthened bonds between interfaith allies and inspired numerous acts of community service around the U.S.”
Many towns reported that only a handful of protesters showed up and were greeted by counter-protesters, ready to engage in open and fact-based dialogue. Per the Huffington Post, “in an extraordinary show of solidarity, interfaith networks in neighborhoods across America and online stepped up to show their support for their Muslim friends.”
The Arab American News also reported that a protest scheduled to occur in front of the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn, Michigan was forced to relocate to the public library because the organizers had failed to obtain a permit. Fewer than ten protestors showed up, and counter-protestors were able to make enough headway that the two groups left shaking hands.