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Anti-Sharia rallies stoke conflict in San Bernardino




Anti-Trump protester Kareem Samuel argues with anti Shariah Law supporters during the March For Human rights and Against Sharia law demonstration in Oceanside, California on Saturday, June 10, 2017. 
Trump supporters held several rallies around the nation to bring attention to helping protect women and children from Sharia Law and its impact on Muslim women and children including honor killings and Female Genital Mutilation. / AFP PHOTO / Sandy Huffaker        (Photo credit should read SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
Anti-Trump protester Kareem Samuel argues with anti Shariah Law supporters during the March For Human rights and Against Sharia law demonstration in Oceanside, California on Saturday, June 10, 2017. Trump supporters held several rallies around the nation to bring attention to helping protect women and children from Sharia Law and its impact on Muslim women and children including honor killings and Female Genital Mutilation. / AFP PHOTO / Sandy Huffaker (Photo credit should read SANDY HUFFAKER/AFP/Getty Images)
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Over the weekend, rallies were held across the country protesting a perceived threat that Sharia law was having a growing influence in American politics.

The rallies, dubbed March Against Sharia, were organized by the group, ACT for America, which has been labeled a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. One of these rallies was held at the site of the 2015 terror attack in San Bernardino, and police were forced to separate rally attendees and counter protesters

Brian Levin, Director of Center for the Study of Hate & Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino attended that event and talked to A Martinez about it.