A conservative website, gopthedailydose.com is reporting that two diametrically opposite factions; one being the purveyors of the “Million Muslim March;” the other a group calling itself “2 Million Bikers to DC,” may be headed for a showdown in the nation’s capital this September 11.
If the attention to each sect on the social website Facebook is any indication – and sometimes it can be – the Muslims looked to be badly outnumbered.
The 2 Million Bikers… Facebook page (created on August 18) had amassed over 30,000 “likes” as of the publishing of this column. The Million Muslim March page, (created two days earlier on August 16) had a meager 15.
An excerpt of the mission statement of the 2 Million Bikers… organizers reads that amongst the goals are:
“To remember those who were killed on 911 and honor our armed forces who fought those who precipitated this attack! We, the American people, will stand by our constitution (as written, not as interpreted by the this or any previous administration), we will stand by our bill of rights (as written) and we stand for America!...”
However the planners also completely reject the idea that violence is in any way a part of their aim. Reading on the statement continues:
“This is a peaceful ‘ride.’ We are not promoting nor do we condone violence of any kind! We are riding to show our love of America and the shining example of freedom this country provides to the world!”
The Million Muslim March Facebook page makes no statement of any kind discussing the goals of the event or the intentions of its participants. It does however post a profile picture which reads,
“1,000,000 Muslims March to Capital, Justice & Humanity, We are Proud to Be American Citizen (sic), AMPAC American Muslim Political Action Committee.”
The picture also lists a website for AMPAC; www.ampacus.webs.com on which one reads that one of the group’s aims is,
“Establishing the Humanity and Justice through Civil Rights Movement” (sic)
Reading further on the webpage one discovers that the organization’s, which reportedly does NOT denounce certain brands of violence, the Muslim Brotherhood’s for instance, purpose for the rally is,
“…to speak out and reject the destruction of the Constitution of the United States of America. The neocons were able to shred the Constitution because they succeeded, temporarily at least, in making us afraid of each other. But there is nothing to fear. Terrorism is not a statistically significant threat.”
There are those who question the veracity of such claims and wonder if the event isn’t more about propaganda than protest in light of 9/11, the underwear and Times Square bombers, Fort Hood, the Boston Marathon, and various other atrocities committed in the name of Islam.