Pro-Muslim rallies outnumber anti-Sharia protests

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the country's largest Muslim advocacy group, urged Americans to participate in one of several local educational events being organised in "a peaceful challenge to Saturday's hate rallies".

Demonstrators in Richardson marched at the corner of Abrams and Centennial, voicing their opinion that Sharia Law is incompatible with the constitution and American values.

The Orlando March Against Shariah demonstration was part of a nationwide effort organized by American Congress for Truth, better known as ACT for America.

"Women and children are not protected under Sharia law, that is why I'm here", said Mary; who is against Sharia law.

"In the public domain, Muslims are not required or expected to impose their laws on the country in which they live as the minority", Takim said, adding there has never been an understanding "that the same laws would be applicable at all times in all places".

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"Fascist elements have to be opposed at every turn", said Bob White of St. Paul, who held a banner that read "Racism Will Not Be Tolerated". Neville said it wasn't clear whether those arrested were from the March Against Sharia or the counterprotest.

GARON MURPHY-BABSON: I really don't think that these people are going to protect my rights.

MARTIN: So tell us what you saw at the rally you covered in upstate NY.

The organization ACT for America staged rallies in these locations to demonstrate against what it described as the threat of extremist interpretations of Islamic law infecting American democracy.

ACT for America, described by the Southern Poverty Law Centre (SPLC) as the largest grassroots anti-Muslim group in the USA, called for Saturday's marches in at least 28 cities in more than 20 states.

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Hundreds marched through downtown Seattle, banging drums, cymbals and cowbells behind a large sign saying "Seattle stands with our Muslim neighbors". "But most people don't distinguish between Muslims and sharia".

"People are exercising their First Amendment right, even though it's not pleasant in the slogans they are shouting or the signs they are carrying".

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy program and it says its mission is to enhance a better understanding of Islam.

In fact, Shariah refers to guidelines or principles that are shared among Muslims while "Fiqh" refers to jurisprudence, or specific laws, which can change, said Takim.

The "March Against Sharia" rallies come amid a spike in reports of anti-Muslim incidents across the United States.

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But it was noisy, with groups chanting, yelling and waving American flags and posters proclaiming various causes. Williams also posed for pictures with a militia group and called on attendees to "unite against Shariah law", the SPLC said. "There's an anti-Trump, a pro-Trump, anti-extremists, so there are a variety of messages here", San Bernardino police spokeswoman Eileen Hards said.

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