It looks as though the controversial “Million Muslim March” set for the September 11 anniversary in Washington, D.C. may fall well short of a crowd numbering in the seven figure range.
Even the Huffington Post has all but written it off: “‘Million Muslim March’ Shaping Up To Be More Like A Few Hundred People Walking Down The Street.”
Here are a couple of shots of the reported turnout from WTOP:
Turns out a memo delivered to tenants of a downtown D.C. office building said to expect “somewhere in the hundreds, not thousands, of participants,” according to police estimates, the Weekly Standard reports.
The rally also has been renamed “Million American March Against Fear” and is set to commence at noon Wednesday.
The American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) which organized the rally is led by M.D. Rabbi Alam, a 9/11 truther who has propagated anti-Semitic causes related to the terrorist attacks 12 years ago.
In addition, the Huffington Post notes, the DC Area 9/11 Truth Movement and Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth Movement are currently listed as partners of the event — all of which, in addition to the chosen date of the march, has reportedly upset many observers.
Organizers have defended the timing, however, noting that “Muslim[s] and Non Muslim[s] alike were traumatized” on Sept. 11, 2001. AMPAC adds that the march is about civil rights, indefinite detention and countering inaccurate depictions of Islam and Muslims.
Here’s a fiery interview Sean Hannity conducted with Alam a few weeks before Wednesday’s march:
This post has been updated.
(H/T: Huffington Post)