In recent years, the overwhelming majority of ISIS victims have been Muslim civilians, although the terror group is now engaging in attacks against Western targetsThe demonstrators wore all black, a cultural display of mourning for both the victims of recent terror attacks, but also for Imam Husain, an important historical leader for Shiite Muslims. Imam Husain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, was brutally attacked killed when he advocated for the restoration Islam to its peaceful and spiritual roots, contrary to the violence and corruption endemic to the ruler of his time. Shiites believe the ideological inspiration for ISIS and other radical terror groups came from the killing of Imam Husain.
Many onlookers noted that children as young as ten were carrying posters that read "Muslims against ISIS" and "American stand with the victims of San Bernardino."
"Just caught this peaceful march on my way to the gym. Made me nearly tear up because it was beautiful and also because it should not have to be a thing," said one onlooker.