Good Day World!
Hate was on the march again.
Yesterday anti-Muslim rallies swept across nearly 30 cities across America. Far-right activists held so-called "anti-Sharia" rallies organized by Act For America.
The group claims to be protesting human rights violations but has been deemed an anti-Muslim hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Each rally was met with large crowds of counter-protesters. Mosques across the country were on high alert. This all comes at a time when hate crimes against Muslims are on the rise.
At least some elected officials condemned the rallies, which they argued promoted fear and hatred under the guise of free speech.
Concerns within the Muslim American community have risen since the election of Donald Trump, whose campaign routinely drew upon Islamophobic comments.
Trump pledged to ban Muslims from entering the US, falsely claimed Muslims celebrated on the roofs of New Jersey on 9/11 and suggested Barack Obama sympathized with extremists.
Those pledges are what stopped Trump's attempted Muslim Ban twice in Federal courts. Now it's going to the Supreme Court.
The fact that hate groups of all stripes have slithered out from beneath their rocks since Trump's election hasn't been lost on most Americans.
Resistance against hate rallies has been strong and is increasingly becoming more organized.
Resistance against Trump's policies spurned nationwide counter-protests that will continue until Trump is either impeached or leaves office after his first (and only) term.
Time for me to walk on down the road...