Good comment from the thread at LGF:
the low crowd turnout had two causes:
1) muslems didn't show up, and...
2) people who claim to want to see moderate muslems to denounce jihad didn't show up.
the former, as pointed out, face ostracism and reprisals when they return home.
what was your excuse?
Now, I live in the Pacific Northwest, and I didn't have the chance to fly 3,000 miles to "the other Washington" to participate. But I know that there are things I can do in my community, and I'm doing them. Perhaps the same is true for you. No, the turnout for this event wasn't great, but it was a start, and it tells us we've got our job cut out for us. Let's keep working.