A group known for its anti-Muslim rhetoric will hold a pro-Trump rally at Lake Eola next month.

“Join us in celebrating America’s exceptionalism, supporting President Trump’s security policies defending America and demanding to protect our borders with rational immigration policy,” according to the America First Facebook page.

The event will be held from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 9 at Lake Eola Park.

The America First Nationwide Rally is one of a several Sept. 9 sponsored by ACT for America, which describes itself as “the largest national security organization in the U.S. for rallies around the country as we stand together to put America first and defend our citizens.”

ACT started in 2007 in the spare bedroom of Lebanese-born Brigitte Gabriel’s home and claims to have 180,000 members in 573 chapters across the nation. The group is dedicated to combating what it describes as “the threat of radical Islam to the safety of Americans and to democracy”.

ACT for America is the largest anti-Muslim group in America, and “has eagerly tapped into a groundswell of anti-Muslim rage and done what it could to fan the flames,” according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

The America First Facebook post said everyone is welcome but attendees must behave at all times peacefully and with honor. “Accordingly, any organizations or individuals advocating violence or hatred towards anyone based on race, religion, or affiliation are not welcome at this rally.”

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The youngest of seven children, Terry O. Roen followed two older brothers into journalism. Her career started as a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel, where she wrote stories on city and county government, schools, courts and religion. She has also reported for the Associated Press, where she covered the Casey Anthony and Trayvon Martin trials along with the Pulse massacre. Married to her husband, Hal, they have two children and live in Winter Park. A lifelong tourist in her own state, she writes about Central Florida’s growing tourism industry for Florida Politics and Orlando Rising.

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  1. therealduckie

    I encourage all those with the ability to contact the employers of those who have stated they will be attending. I have already called the employers of all those who comments on the America First event page for Orlando.

    Also, question them incessantly about why they need to bus in people from as far away as Los Angeles to our fine city. Really hammer that in, since they use the failed narrative that all progressives do is bus in people paid by Soros.

    Cheers!

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