Another anti-Islam rally held outside mosque by former marine in Phoenix

PHOENIX - Another anti-Islam rally took place in Phoenix on Saturday morning, where hundreds gathered to protest the religion of Islam. 

A crowd gathered in front of the Islamic Community Center in Phoenix, which was organized by anti-Islam activist Jon Ritzheimer. 

Ritzheimer, who is a former marine, held a similar anti-Islam rally back in May, but Saturday's event was smaller. 

Ritzheimer believes Islam is a dangerous religion that's threatening American lives, and said he's sick of being labeled a bigot and a racist for organizing anti-Islam rallies.

About 200 protestors and counter-protestors met on a blocked off street in front of the mosque, many with posters, American flags and clothing and some with a megaphone. 

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The rally was mostly peaceful between the groups, but when four neo-Nazis showed up there was an altercation.

One of the neo-Nazi members was arrested due to outstanding warrants. The other three were kicked out of the rally. The group was turned away multiple times. 

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Similar rallies were held across the country, all of which were promoted by Ritzheimer.

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