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.”