Hundreds of people are expected at a rally outside of a Phoenix mosque Friday evening that will include a controversial “Muhammad cartoon contest” — an event that organizers say is inspired by a similar competition in suburban Dallas that turned deadly.
But the organizer of “Freedom of Speech Rally Round II,” Jon Ritzheimer, insists that the protest outside the Islamic Community Center is meant to be peaceful.
“I don’t condone any threats being made to the mosque,” Ritzheimer told NBC affiliate KPNX.
A Facebook page for Friday’s event says it’s “in response to the recent attack in Texas where 2 armed terrorist (sic), with ties to ISIS, attempted Jihad.”
Infowars’ Joe Biggs is on his way to Phoenix to cover the contest: