A hate group called for protests at local mosques. Guess who showed up?

Zainab Haji (left) gives cookies to Kent Chadwick, who turned out in support of the Islamic Center of Kitsap County. Despite plans for an anti-Islam rally the Bremerton mosque, no protesters actually showed. (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA)
Zainab Haji (left) gives cookies to Kent Chadwick, who turned out in support of the Islamic Center of Kitsap County. Despite plans for an anti-Islam rally the Bremerton mosque, no protesters actually showed. (Photo courtesy CAIR-WA)

Harsh words and hateful chants were expected outside a small mosque in Bremerton, where an anti-Islam rally was planned on Saturday. But instead of trading insults, mosque-goers and others who turned up ended up exchanging cookies.

About 40 individuals huddled under umbrellas outside the Islamic Center of Kitsap County in the drizzly October weather holding signs in support of First Amendment religious freedoms and calling for peace and unity, according to a Facebook post by CAIR-Washington.

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