Around 75 people protesting against Islam gathered outside a mosque in Phoenix, bearing Muhammad sketches, a few weeks after the attack of armed gunmen during a Texas exhibition.
Some of the protesters attended the protest bearing weapons. Said protest was organized by an Iraqi veteran, as a reactionary tactic against the recent attacks. Anti-Islam organizations have been ramping up their activity lately, using ISIS’ brutal tactics as a reason to blame Islam as being a violent religion. The Phoenix mosque has repeatedly condemned these attacks, whereas their Imam had on many occasions slammed ISIS, Al Qaeda and Boko Haram in his preaches.