It will also mark the European premiere of the acclaimed SIOA
documentary on the Ground Zero mosque controversy, The Ground Zero Mosque: Second Wave of the 9/11 Attacks.
The United States Patent and Trademark Office refused to grant SIOA
a trademark because: "The applied-for mark refers to Muslims in a disparaging manner because by definition it implies that conversion or conformity to Islam is something that needs to be stopped or caused to cease.
The Global Counter Jihad rally will feature the president of SION and executive director of SIOA
, Pamela Geller, as well as SION Vice President and SIOA
associate director Robert Spencer.
, which has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is headed by two of the other speakers at the event, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer.