A half-dozen anti-Muslim activists gathered in front of the White House, asking for a ban on Muslim immigration to the United States, but quickly found themselves the target of protest.
There was another group expressing solidarity with Muslims that outnumbered the anti-Muslims protestors 100-5. The counter-protestors waved placards and chanted slogans against bigotry. They even tried to hide the anti-Muslim activists by holding up a sheet against them.
The anti-Muslim activists were so outnumbered that several Secret Service officers had to surrounded them, separating them from the counter-protestors.
One of the anti-Muslim protestors, Ed Speiger, told a reporter that he came from West Virginia and he and his fellow protestors openly endorsed the ban on Muslim immigration — an idea first recommended by presidential candidate Donald Trump.
“I honestly believe what Trump said is very, very true,” Speiger said.
The United States has witnessed an unprecedented spike in Islamophobia since the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris, France and San Bernardino, California. Personal assaults, harassment, protests and attacks on the house of worship all over the country have plagued Muslims since then.
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