The battle with radical Islam, which seeks to degrade society into a medieval theocracy, heated up on Thursday after a group of bikers announced they will hold a Muhammad cartoon-drawing contest outside a Phoenix-area mosque on Friday.
As a result of the last cartoon drawing contest in Texas they’re going to come armed in case of a “much-anticipated attack.”
Jon Ritzheimer, the contest organizer who is a Marine turned anti-Islam activist, has invited thousands of bikers to join him outside the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix for a “peaceful protest” and Muhammad cartoon contest, timed specifically to take place on the Muslim day of prayer.
Over 200 people have RSVP’d, although locals and Muslim civil liberties groups are concerned there may be violence.
The rally has been dubbed “round 2” according to its Facebook event page. Ritzheimer says the contest “is in response to the recent attack in Texas where 2 armed terrorist, with ties to ISIS, attempted Jihad.”
Ritzheimer wants attendees to bring American flags and to “utilize there [sic] second amendment right at this event just in case our first amendment comes under the much anticipated attack.” The event will occur when the mosque “normally hosts a large prayer.”
“Round 2” is in reference to the May 3rd attack on activist Pamela Geller’s “Muhammad Art Exhibit and Contest” in Garland, Texas, where a police officer was shot and two armed assailants killed as they attempted to shoot up the event. The attack was claimed by ISIS although the perpetrators were likely radical Muslims influenced by the group yet not assisted or directed by the terror organization.
The men responsible for the Texas attack were from the Phoenix area. One of the men studied at the Islamic Center for years, causing speculation there could be a radical element that is tolerated inside the organization.
The protests show America is losing patience with radical religious groups, who are trying to force their radical view on America’s hard won democracy and its associated rights and freedoms.