As Twitchy reported last night, a free-speech rally held just outside the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix drew hundreds of protesters (but not the National Guard, which many found hypocritical). Opponents of the demonstration adopted the perennial #NotMyAmerica hashtag as a form of protest.

Even if you considered the Phoenix protest unnecessarily provocative, it’s also disturbing how many of the #NotMyAmerica and #PHxMosque tweeters described the protests as violent and a “perversion” of the First Amendment, “symbolizing” free speech as cover for bigotry and hatred.



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