- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Groups of protesters, some of them armed, are planning anti-Muslim demonstrations in front of at least 20 mosques, community centers and government offices across the country on Oct. 9 and 10. 

A Facebook page titled “Global Rally for Humanity” says “humanity is attacked daily by radical Islam” and is calling for protests in “every country at every Mosque.” 

The page encourages “patriots” across the country to set up protests in their cities with multiple Facebook pages, and instructs organizers to “remember to do your homework and find a local mosque in your area.” 

While some organizers have urged protesters to leave their weapons at home, others are encouraging participants to exercise “ALL of your Constitutional Rights,” Image 2050’s website reported.

One of the organizers is Jon Ritzheimer, a former U.S. Marine and “Oath Keeper” who gained media attention earlier this year for coordinating the Freedom of Speech Rally Round 2, which drew hundreds of armed protesters and several hundred counter-protesters.

Mr. Ritzheimer, who is organizing the Phoenix Global Rally for Humanity, last month threatened to arrest lawmakers who supported the nuclear deal with Iran.

On the Phoenix Global Rally for Humanity page, Mr. Ritzheimer alluded to his past protests, writing, “Patriots, Veterans, Bikers, Militia, Reservists, active-duty Infidels and all AMERICANS who still LOVE LIBERTY and cling to the CONSTITUTION!!”

“We’ll see y’all back at the Islamic Center of Phoenix starting at 9AM on October 10th, in support of Ole Glory, our American Heritage, our blood-bought Freedoms, and our American way of life,” Mr. Ritzheimer added.  

• Kellan Howell can be reached at khowell@washingtontimes.com.

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