Monday, June 1, 2015

Contentious 'Draw Muhammad' Art Contest Outside Phoenix Mosque Ends Peacefully

By Kofi Peppeh
ARIZONA---Police in Arizona formed a line in the middle of the street to keep anti-Islam protesters and counter protesters separated on May 29 during a contentious "Muhammad Art Contest" rally outside a Phoenix mosque attended by the gunmen responsible for an attack at a similar competition in Texas earlier this month. The controversial event was scheduled to concur with jummah, the Friday night communal prayer, at the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix. Organizers of the event said their plan is to "expose Islam" and to warn the acquaintances of the two gunmen who opened fire in Texas, according to NBC News. [link]