200 protesters gathered outside the Islamic Community Center near Interstate 17 and Northern Avenue Saturday to protest the Islam religion as part of a nationwide rally.
The rally coincides with protests at mosques in over 20 cities across the country for what is called The Global Rally for Humanity.
It’s also a rally that local organizer John Ritzheimer said is sometimes misunderstood.
“I do not hate Muslim people, it is the ideology behind Islam,” Ritzheimer said. “Everyday they attack humanity, it is proven daily that they do not co-exist with everyone else.”