Demonstrators at the “Million Muslim March” in Washington, D.C. Wednesday were met with counter-protesters who shouted “Allah is a lie!” and other charges on the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks.
“Why is there so much security at the airport? Thank a Muslim. Why are there so many wars in the Middle East? Thank a Muslim,” one counter-protester shouted into a bullhorn.
“Muhammad was a pedophile!” the same counter-protester shouted at the pro-Muslim demonstrators. “Muhammad curse be his name married a seven year old girl. If Muhammad was alive today that prophet Muhammad would be on the Jerry Springer show.”
The counter-protesters also lashed out at individuals participating in the “2 Million Bikers to DC” rally.
“Take your patriotism and you are going to end up in hell sinner!” another demonstrator from the anti-Muslim group shouted at a group of bikers. “Your patriotism is going to take you straight to hell.”
“You need Jesus,” he added.
The roughly 15-20 person contingency of counter-protesters, who insisted they were not part of any established organization, were escorted from the Washington Monument to the U.S. Capitol by dozens of police officers.
Once they arrived at the U.S. Capitol, the counter-protesters stood about 100 feet away from the pro-Muslim event and continued to verbally accost the group.
At one point, a fight almost broke out between the two groups, but was stopped by multiple police officers.
Madeleine Morgenstern contributed to this report. This post has been updated.
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