Bill Warner, the founder of the Political Islam website, is among the most prominent individuals who are promoting a number of marches in 19 states to protest what they see as the influx of Muslim religious law -- shariah -- in the United States. Coordinated by ACT for America -- an advocacy group founded by Brigitte Gabriel that advocates for Western values -- the marches are intended to call attention to concerns over Islamist terrorism in the United States and elsewhere in the West. The marches will take place in a number of different cities on June 10.

In a recent email to supporters, Warner alluded to the recent terror attacks in London and elsewhere that have been carried out by Muslim terrorists. He wrote:

"It has been a busy and bloody Ramadan. The only good news is the latest London jihad and other Ramadan attacks around the globe have caused a change in leadership’s comments about Islam.  Barak Obama’s terminology of jihad as 'violent extremism' is dead in the water. Thanks to Theresa May and others, it is now possible to talk about jihad as terrorism caused by “Islamic extremism.”  We’re almost there. We need to be able to say the whole truth using precise terms. It is jihad. It is political Islam.We’re almost there. We need to be able to say the whole truth using precise terms. It is jihad. It is political Islam."

In statement on its website, ACT for America stated that it has cancelled its June 10th “March Against Sharia, March for Human Rights” event in Arkansas because the organization became aware that the organizer there is associated with "white supremacist groups." The statement went on to say: "This is against all of our values." The statement said furthermore, "We have since learned that the organizer may go forward with an event anyway – billing it as a 'March Against Sharia' event. Any event held by this individual is not sanctioned by ACT for America, and is not supported or endorsed by ACT for America in any manner. " It said that ACT for America is consulting legal counsel over the matter. "We stand firmly opposed to any actions by individuals or organizations that seek to attack or intimidate based on race, religion, or sexual orientation.  Our June 10th nationwide marches are in support of basic human rights for all – and against the horrific treatment of women, children, and members of the LGBTQ community that is sanctioned by Sharia law." Also, the statement said, "ACT for America has never, and will never, tolerate any bias, discrimination, or violence against anyone, based on their religion, gender, race, or political persuasion.  Freedom to practice one's religion in peace is afforded to each of us by the U.S. Constitution and we will continue to defend it vigorously."

Concerning the Marches in the rest of the country, ACT for America assured that they are "against Sharia law and for human rights." It said, "Our nation is built on the freedom of religion -- a pillar of our democracy -- which we must always respect, protect, and honor. However many aspects of Sharia law run contrary to basic human rights and are completely incompatible with our laws and our democratic values.

"We, at ACT for America, are committed to protecting women and children from Sharia Law and its impact on Muslim women and children including honor killing and Female Genital Mutilation. We must ensure that every woman and child enjoy the protection afforded by the U.S. Constitution."

 

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Spero News writer Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. His first novel 'Shaken Earth', is available at Amazon.

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