Skip to comments.Anti-Muslim group, protesters face off outside Hillsborough school district offices
Posted on 09/12/2012 9:46:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
TAMPA A day of trying to keep a Muslim advocacy group out of Hillsborough County's public schools didn't go as planned.
After a prayer vigil Tuesday morning, opponents of radical Islam and about 30 supporters gathered for a news conference outside the school district's downtown headquarters.
They were met by an equally sized and equally vocal group of demonstrators who objected to their message.
Carrying signs that said "Free Speech," "No Hate Today" and "I love angry white people," they shouted down the panel of speakers who had been invited by School Board candidate Terry Kemple, a conservative Christian leader in eastern Hillsborough.
"We are here because we don't stand for religious intolerance," said Charles Allen, 26, a University of South Florida graduate student who learned about the counter-protest on Facebook.
Estefania Galvis, a 21-year-old student from Colombia, said she is offended when immigrants are stereotyped.
And she objects to Kemple's vilification of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a campaign that began after CAIR executive director Hassan Shibly visited Steinbrenner High School in Lutz last year.
Opponents of CAIR say the organization has terrorist ties. Local CAIR leaders say their mission is to promote tolerance and respect.
"CAIR has a great message," Galvis said. "They are a great organization and we need to stop labeling each other."
Michael Long, 26, who carried a sign that said, "This New York Jew stands against hate,"............
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Boy, nothing like diversity.
Galvis sounds like a dupe of a troglodyte who has no knowledge of history and no concept of what she is defending.
I see a burkha in her future.
“That New York Jew” would be decapitated by the muslims he’s standing beside.
We’ll never win this until some real leaders come forward and convince the majority that Islam is not a religion and wants us all dead.
If you are a Democrat you support Islam. Demwits also support slavery for women, killing of your own child for violating the koran, actually or perceived. Demoshits hate America and support communisim, they hate God and want your kids to convert to sexual pervertions. Demwits love killing babies and get offr on ripping them apart inside the womb. Come forth democrats and say you don’t while you support and vote for it. Stupid. You are who you support and hang with.Srew you.
Any non Muslim supporter of CAIR is an enabler in the destruction of the United States.
With former members exposed as terrorist sympathizer. F-the-Dummycraps.
“we need to stop labeling each other.” What if the label fits?
How can “free speech” or “no hate today” apply to Islam. Islam is in opposition to free speech and hate of the other is fundamental doctrine. We're letting them use our liberties to destroy us. It's madness.
Imagine a sign stating “I love angry brown people”. Bigotry, bias and racism are the province of the left. It's despicable.
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