Muslim march falls flat

After expecting 10,000 supporters, organizers of a march for “Muslims against Terrorism” in Cologne, Germany were disappointed when barely 1,000 showed up Saturday.

Organizers hoped the march would demonstrate that “the religion of peace” didn’t condone terrorism and that everyone was in the fight against radical Islamists together. However, the largest Muslim organization in Germany, Ditib, was far from on board with the idea.

“Calls for ‘Muslim’ anti-terror demos fall too short, stigmatize Muslims, and constrict international terrorism to being just among them, and within their communities and mosques,” Ditib said in a statement. “We welcome public action, but reject the way in which this march has been organized.”

Newsweek heavily publicized the event and projected the 10,000 number that ended up falling woefully short.







 

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