Muslim-Americans in Michigan called for "deterrent legal measures" to fight Islamophobia in the wake of videos such as the movie trailer that contributed to protests in the Middle East.
"There is a need for deterrent legal measures against those individuals or groups that want to damage relations between people, spread hate and incite violence," Osama Siblani, Publisher of The Arab American News said in a statement. "It is a need that Americans should seriously consider."
Sibliani is one of the organizers of a rally in Dearborn, Mich., that will denounce both the video and the deadly terrorist attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Libya. "While we condemn violence against innocent Americans abroad, we equally condemn the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims," he said in the statement.