An organization called the Global Rally for Humanity is organizing a series of events this weekend in at least 20 U.S. cities to protest Islam, targeting mosques, community centers and government offices.
"Standing up against Islam does not mean you're a racist or a bigot, it simply means you're not an idiot and can see the reality of Islam around the world," rally organizers wrote on their Facebook page. "The world is saying no to Islam."
Numerous mosques have upped security because of the rallies, which are being organized via social media. The Council on American-Islamic Relations is working with Islamic community leaders to notify local authorities in the cities where rallies are planned.