Michigan mosque holds 'Rally Against Hate'

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

A rally against hateful speech and violent acts stemming from the privately made anti-Islam video that ridiculed the prophet Muhammad and triggered major protests across the Muslim world has been held at one of the largest mosques in the United States.

Council on American-Islamic Relations Michigan Chapter executive director Dawud Walid says about 400 people attended Friday's "Rally Against Hate" at the Islamic Center of America in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn.

The event called attention to those who provoke violence in their speech and counteract extremism in the Muslim and non-Muslim worlds.

The video "Innocence of Muslims" has been linked to protests that have resulted in at least 30 deaths in seven countries, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya.

Dearborn is home to a large Arab-Muslim community.

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