|Seattle counter-protest. Photo:Ted S. Warren/AP|
By James Doubek, NPR
June 11, 2017
Protesters who gathered on Saturday to denounce Islamic law were met across the country with equally sized or larger counter-protests.
Organizers called the "March Against Sharia" rallies to protest what they say is the threat to U.S. society posed by the set of traditional Muslim practices, which they say includes oppression of women, honor killings, homophobic violence, female genital mutilation and other abuses.
But reports and pictures show large counter-protests around the country, with activists accusing the "anti-sharia" marchers of racism and Islamophobia.[...]
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