Sunday’s anti-Trump rally in New York City featured a Muslim “Allahu Akbar” call to prayer and comparisons between President Trump and Adolf Hitler.
Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons organized the protest meant to declare “Today, I am a Muslim, too,” and protest Trump’s travel ban on some majority-Muslim countries.
Simmons said in an open letter, “My friends, both Muslims and Jews, are saying there are so many comparisons between your rap and Hitler’s, and I cannot disagree with them, Donald.”
Simmons also added, “You are a generous, kind man who has built a career on negotiating deals where everybody wins. Now, you seem like a one-man wrecking ball willing to destroy our nation’s foundation of freedom.”
The rally also broke out into a Muslim “Allahu Akbar” prayer at one point:
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) February 20, 2017
Activist Linda Sarsour was also present and spoke at the rally:
— I Am A Muslim Too (@iamamuslimtoo) February 19, 2017
She remarked, “While you are saying, ‘I am Muslim too,’ I say to you, ‘I am unapologetically Muslim all day, every day,’”
Sarsour, who was involved in the anti-Trump Women’s March on Washington, recently met an ex-Hamas operative, and also once threatened to “take away” a Muslim critic’s vagina.