By RYAN GORMAN:
- Thousands of bikers choked highways and local roads, but did not make it to the Muslim rally
- Christian protestors shouted down MAMF at every turn
- None of the movements turnouts matched their names, but the Muslims were significantly outnumbered
Bikers opposing a Muslim rally took over Washington DC Wednesday morning.
Thousands of motorcyclists roared into the nation’s capital for the Two Million Bikers rally – as the nation observed moments of silence to honor the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks – intent on drowning out an event originally titled the Million Muslim March.
The Million Muslim March changed its name to the Million American March Against Fear (MAMF), but that did not change the bikers’ minds.
Starting from a Harley Davidson store just outside the city at 11am, groups of 50 motorcycles made their way into the capital, according to the Washington Times.
Denied the necessary permits to have a police escort through traffic and stopping for traffic lights, the massive assembly took just over an hour to move out. Aerial footage showed bikers choking traffic on both highways and local roads.
The bikes rolled through the city for 50 minutes for heading to the Beltway.
Riders told the Washington Times they believed the denial was for political reasons.
‘We’re here for 9-11,’ national ride coordinator Belinda Bee told the paper. ‘We are going to have a peaceful ride… but there are people who are sick and tired of their rights and liberties being taken away.’
Authorities denied the accusations, noting that permits are not needed to rally in the capital.
‘This is a God event,’ a commenter said on the motorcycle rally’s Facebook page.
‘I believe America has been in a 12-year funeral. But I’m a Christian man and not a Muslim. I believe in the resurrection! God bless America!’ The commenter added.
Read more at Daily Mail with video
The Counter Jihad Report comment: I am proud to say that my husband took part in this ride. He has this to say:
Well the ride was a great success. I rode into DC from Springfield with a group of about 700 bikers. The main group rode in from Maryland and they numbered in the thousands. We had to split up once we got into DC because of traffic, stop lights, etc. But even that worked out fine as you had groups of 10 – 20 bikers buzzing in all different directions, through the District. In my opinion, for our first ride which was organized in just two and half weeks by two kickass gals, Belinda Bee and Dana Gay, accomplished the objective of drawing attention and getting people to focus on 9/11 again.
Greg Gutfeld on Fox’s “The Five” was irritated that the bikers bugged him on twitter to cover their ride. He said that they seemed to be more interested in publicity than remembering the victims of 9/11:
Yes, Greg Gutfeld, they did ride to honor the victims of 9/11. The reason they bugged you to cover it was to remind everyone else of who the real victims are. And we do not want the fact that Muslims committed this act of terror to be whitewashed by turning the memorial events into “a day of service” or penance for “Islamophobia”. The bikers were not seeking out the Muslim rally. They were just making their presence known and showing their patriotism.
- Bikers Descend on D.C. to Remember 9/11 (freebeacon.com)
- 8 SCENES FROM WASHINGTON D.C. ON 9/11 THAT WILL MAKE YOU FEEL LIKE YOU WERE THERE (theblaze.com)