As of yesterday, the CAIR-LA video received close to 700,000 views.Â More than 2,000 positive comments were sent to CAIR-LA in the past five days by Americans of all faiths and ethnicities expressing solidarity with the American Muslim community and opposition to the hateful protest. The video prompted widespread grassroots interfaith and political activism to challenge Islamophobia.
In what appears to be an attempt to stifle the legitimate public debate on Islamophobia that has arisen following the video’s exposure of right-wing hate in Orange County, the owner of the video clips showing rally speakers contacted YouTube and wrongfully claimed ‘copyright infringement.’ As part of its general policy, Youtube disabled the video link pending further clarification. Use of these clips is a permitted fair use, and we are confident this issue will be resolved quickly and the video will soon be back on YouTube again.
In the meantime, please click on the links below to watch the video:
2. ‘Hate Comes to Orange County’Â Â (Mirror Site)