Million Muslim March is in the works this 2013 for 9/11, but the event is already under fire by some in the US, who feel that the Sept. 11 march by many Muslims is a “disrespectful” demonstration that is too provocative to some Americans, the Inquisitr shares this Tuesday, Aug. 20. As such, event organizers behind the planning have decided to undergo a renaming of the march, calling it simply the “Million American March against Fear.”
A Million Muslim March is allegedly being renamed this week in the hopes that the “Million American March against Fear” will strike a better chord with supporters of the 9/11 demonstration. Spokeswoman for the event, Isa Hodge, has said that the returned use of the name for the march is a renewed effort at trying to bring a more diverse group of supporters to the tragic US Sept. 11 anniversary.
The spokeswoman added that the previously under-fire Million Muslim March has in fact been renamed to one that is “American” since Feb. 2013, though it hasn’t been popularized as much as she would prefer. And what is the march in particular supposed to stand for? Hodge offers insight below:
“They’re focusing on what it was [called] before February to continue the misinformation and fear that we’re trying to stop… It’s more sensational if they can put out there that it’s just Muslims going to dance on the graves of the 3,000 souls that were lost that day. That’s not what we’re doing.”
She added that the Million Muslim March — or the Million Americans against Fear, you name it — is far less about the practice of Islam in America, but instead a support of national US civil liberties that need to be upheld.
“I expect the numbers to be astronomical… I expect many anti-protesters, but they’re going to be pleasantly surprised, I think. We’re not going to be up there whining about civil rights violations of Muslims. There’s going to be a presentation on rights and events that affect the liberties of all Americans.”
The main controversy among some Americans who have left the demonstration under fire is that Sept. 11 should be a day for grieving, not one for political agendas. Others view it as a prime time to put their words and ideals into action.
How do you feel about the Million Muslim March this 9/11 and its subsequent renaming this year?