Monday, August 22, 2011

Seriously, Is It Islamophobia To Decry Al Quds Day?


Thanks to Richard Millett and CiF Watch for documenting the Al Quds Day demonstration in London this past weekend. Check out the rest of their posts for more photos, videos and commentary. There will be Al Quds Day demos in New York, Washington, DC, and other North American cities later this month.

You will note that although these rallies were initiated by the Iranian regime, many non-Muslim European and American anti-Israel activists are taking the opportunity to join against, "the greatest threat to peace and stability across the globe." Here is a sample of of what was said in Trafalgar Square by one of the speakers, Lauren Booth-- Tony Blair’s half-sister-in-law who converted to Islam after a holy experience in Iran last year.

“It is time, Brothers and Sisters, for Al Quds (Jerusalem) to be liberated. For Islam and people of the world who wish to pray there to the one God. And we say here today to you Israel, we see your crimes and we loathe your crimes. And to us your nation does not exist, because it is a criminal injustice against humanity. We want to see Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt go to the borders and stop this now. Liberate Al Quds! March to Al Quds!”

2 comments:

  1. There are over a thousand Al Quds Day rallies around the world, not all of them are the same. Some are very different. Using one random picture, and quotes from un-related protests, and then trying to paint all Al Quds Day rallies as such is a bad way to smear a movement.

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  2. Al Quds Day is about denying Israel's legitimacy. That's bad enough for me although I suppose it is possible that not every participant endorses a 'final solution' for Israel. Let's see what news comes in from other rallies.

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