Individuals linked to ISIL have taken to Twitter to warn that “the event won’t finish without Kuffar Blood!”
The user, who has since been suspended, @DAWLATNAH, also warned, “WHO EVER LOVE HER OR HIS CHILD DONT TAKE THEM IN THE EVENT OR WE PROMISE U WE WILL DRINK YOUR BLOOD”.
The event, scheduled for Friday evening at the Islamic Community Center, is dubbed as a “Freedom of Speech” rally and urges bikers to utilize their Second Amendment rights if their “First Amendment” rights come under attack.
What the group fails to realize, is that non-government individuals cannot impede your First Amendment rights, which are actually protections from government prosecution and not societal repercussions. An attack on the event by a non government group, would be illegal under federal and local laws, but not under the First Amendment.
Approximately four hours before the event, there are already over a thousand people who have RSVP’d for the demonstration.
The demonstration is labeled as “Round Two,” in reference to the deadly Muhammad cartoon contest held by right-wing extremist Pamela Geller in Garland, Texas, earlier in the month. Demeaning drawings of the prophet are considered to be blasphemous and banned by Islamic law.
The police have met with leaders from the community center and have been following intelligence relating to the event. They plan to have police on hand with cameras to capture anything that may occur.
Imraan Siddiqi with the Council on American-Islamic Relations told CNN that events like these, seemingly aimed to provoke, have Muslims in the area scared. Mosques, including this one, have received very threatening and specific letters in the wake of the incident in Garland. He is urging people to remain home and stay clear of the event as he believes the mixture of Islamophobia and gun culture may make for a dangerous combination.
Freedom of religion is expressly covered under the First Amendment.