Twitter was on fire Friday with reaction from people both attacking and defending a freedom rally led by former Marine Jon Ritzheimer outside of a Phoenix-area mosque.
A group called Take On Hate asked people to tweet “solidarity with the Phoenix mosque and drown out the haters online” using the hashtag, #NotMyAmerica.
“Freedom to protest and freedom of speech should not be used to attack people’s freedom of religion,” the group said on Facebook. “All people should be afforded the right to worship without fear and intimidation.”
But the hashtag was quickly hijacked by those demanding respect for free speech and calling for the violent Islamic doctrine to be confronted head on.
The debate raged back and forth Friday night and continued into Saturday.
Here is a sampling:
— Fred Wimpy (@fredwimpy) May 30, 2015
— Amy Mek (@AmyMek) May 30, 2015
— Leah (@LeahR77) May 30, 2015
Bunch of idiot liberals tweeting #NotMyAmerica. God forbid we ever live in your America where you are willing to bow to Sharia law.
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) May 30, 2015
— Michael A Nöthem (@mikandynothem) May 30, 2015
— Quints Bakery (@katomart) May 30, 2015
— The Anti-Feminist (@FemsHaveBallz) May 30, 2015
— Independent US (@IndyUSA) May 30, 2015
— Albert L. Butler (@ALBDamn) May 30, 2015
— CAIR National (@CAIRNational) May 30, 2015
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) May 30, 2015
Two groups of people disagreeing and going home without a torched business or gunshot fired is my America actually #NotMyAmerica
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 30, 2015
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