April 27, 2017. 4:30 pm. We gathered outside CUNY’s midtown Manhattan offices because Linda Sarsour, anti-Zionist, pro-Sharia Muslim, has been announced as their Keynote speaker for the June 1, 2017 graduation of CUNY’s Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy. THIS is an OUTRAGE.
The JDL was there as the protests begin.
The JDL demanded that anti-Zionist, Linda Sarsour, be dropped as a CUNY Commencement speaker. NO to Sarsour!
“Governor Cuomo, NOT with Public Funds!” and CUNY – “Drop Linda Sarsour as Keynote speaker.”
“We will be there. We will protest — this will not stand. Be there June 1st at Harlem’s Apollo Theater at 253 West 125th Street, from 5 – 7:30pm
CUNY has invited a pro-terror, pro-sharia, anti-semite to give the keynote commencement address. And they will not reconsider.”
“Universities have dis-invited Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Nonie Darwish, Ann Coulter, Milos; legions of conservative thinkers and voices in defense of freedom. But, a vicious, pro-sharia, Jew-hater they will defend to the death and that is it right there. They fear jihad. They fear Islamic supremacists.
They know no harm will come to them if they smear, defame, libel or cancel us. They know we don’t destroy, maim, behead like Sarsour supporters and their violent running dogs on the left.”
“CUNY is defending its decision to honor pro-terror Jew hater Linda Sarsour with the Commencement keynote address.
The norming of evil. Such sanction is so malignant and so evil, it cannot be ignored.There is a responsibility for the time we are living in. That is why AFDI has organized a protest of CUNY’s Keynote Speaker, pro-terror, anti-Semite Linda Sarsour on June 1.”
… state Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) said Sarsour’s activisim – and her support of Sharia Law – makes her unfit to by the speaker at the June commencement.
“She is someone who associates with radical Islamists; supports them; shows support for them. She is someone who has said, clearly, she thinks throwing rocks at cars in Israel is a good thing,” Hikind said.
Anti-Israel, pro-Sharia Law leftist activist Linda Sarsour will deliver the commencement speech at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health on June 1.
CUNY is a public university that is paid for by taxpayer funds.
“I am delighted to confirm that Linda Sarsour will indeed speak at our June 1 commencement at the Apollo Theater,” Barbara Aaron, chief of staff to CUNY Graduate School of Public Health dean Ayman El-Mohandes, told The Daily Caller.
A Muslim woman (LINDA SARSOUR) who has referred to “Zionist trolls” and lauded the “courage” of of rock-throwing Palestinians will deliver this year’s keynote address at the commencement ceremony of a New York City university.
Linda Sarsour is listed as a featured speaker for the June 1, 2017, graduation at CUNY’s Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy, according to the school’s website.
We are excited to announce that our inaugural commencement ceremony will feature three powerful public health and social justice leaders:
Honorary Doctor of Science Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City, will receive an honorary Doctor of Science in Public Health degree in recognition of her leadership of ThriveNYC, the most comprehensive mental health plan of any city or state in the nation.
Champion of Public Health Award Mary Bassett, Commissioner of the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will receive the Champion of Public Health award for her transformational work addressing population health in New York City.
Keynote Address Linda Sarsour, co-organizer of the National Women’s March and former executive director of the Arab American Association of New York, will deliver the keynote address.
Assemblyman Dov Hikind, D-Brooklyn, says it is “nuts” that a taxpayer-funded institution like CUNY would invite a supporter of Shariah law to speak, CBS New York reported.
“She is someone who associates with radical Islamists; supports them; shows support for them. She is someone who has said, clearly, she thinks throwing rocks at cars in Israel is a good thing,” Hikind told the station. “I mean, it’s just nuts. It makes no sense. It’s crazy to have this woman be the person who’s going to speak to the students.”
Linda Sarsour … daughter of “Palestinian” immigrants and DARLING of the LEFT
… has said in her Tweets, referring to “Zionist trolls” and states (that ) “Nothing is creepier than Zionism.” She SUPPORTS Violence!
Sarsour’s anti-Israel tweets include a photo of a young Palestinian boy with a rock in each hand. It is captioned: “The definition of courage. #Palestine”
CUNY. Stop this Madness. Say NO to Sarsour!
++ Pictures property of Pamela Hall except where indicated ++
By the time they actually started – after much waiting – Washington Square was packed. 5 pm was really just hurry up and WAIT.
We had to wait, chant, and wait some more …. while our Muslim brothers and sisters finished their Maghrib (sunset) prayers. Call a presser to coincide with their prayers; to impress the media with their faithfulness. Yeah, that’s the ticket. Spread the Prayers. Spread the Love….
Finally, Afaf Nasher, Executive Director of CAIR-NY, Muslim. hijabbed and photogenic, began to introduce the speakers.
Missing, BTW, was Linda Sarsour. Muslim. Photogenic. Sarsour led most of these protests as the hijabbed-face of Islam. Groomed for public office, but she seems to have disappeared from the forefront of this diverse and inclusive enclave.
Even so, there was no shortage of local and State government politicians, anti-Trump and in-the-pocket of the pro-Hamas “CAIR Demolition Express” .
The short individual videos of the speakers, throws the spotlight on the outrageously predictable speeches of NYC’s hard-core Marxist politicians. To paraphrase Sun Tzu,another step in the “Know Thy Enemy” loop. We have ignored their agenda for too long.
Slideshow of the Emergency Rally protest
To keep the American reformation from happening they “Dance with the Devil” (shaitan). Preaching to “the Oppressed”. The Good. The Needy. The “Tired and Poor”. A recipe for Deceit. Duplicity. For Treason.
Repetition is their drug of choice: “NAZI. Trump. Fascist. Trump. Racist Trump AND Dump Trump. Dump Trump. Dump Trump.” He must be stopped. Impeach Trump! (amidst cheers, cheers. and more cheers)
The prominent agitators behind this presser/ rally/protest : CAIR / Workers Party/Communist Party/ Socialist Party. SEIU. NYCLU. The NY City Council. All seek treasonous ways to create and maintain the disaffected masses. Their goals never change. Agitate. Propagate. Exterminate. (rinse and repeat) Agitate. Propagate. Exterminate. (rinse and repeat ) Agitate. Propagate. Exterminate. (rinse and repeat)…. ad nauseum ….
We are at war. Traitors from within. Temper tantrums from the Left. And the media still LOVES them.
The “resistance” is a collection of elites, from actors at award shows to fashion magazines to tech billionaires, decrying a popular revolt against their rule. They are not the resistance. They are dictators in exile. They had their chance to impose their vision on the people. And they lost.
The protests aren’t a revolution. They’re a counterrevolutionary reaction by a fallen establishment.”
The People have spoken. At the ballot box. We the Revolution!
VIDEOS : The speakers were introduced by Executive Director of CAIR-NY Afaf Nasher. [Part 1] Council of American Islamic Relation — a civil rights organization — called for love and action from thousands of protesters gathered in solidarity under the arch. http://www.cair-ny.org/staff/
Part 2 – Letitia “Tish” James, NYC Public Advocate & Workers Party darling gave a rabble rousing speech that would make the Comintern proud as she chanted “Too male; too pale; too stale” to the receptive crowd.
Part 3- NYC Council Member Jumaane D. Williams. and as he left the we were treated to, “Peace Trump, you outta here”
Part 6 – Amer. Muslim Attorneys Assoc. – Attorney Alma Abadaou (?) [A woman. Muslim. Attorney. Trump I am your greatest fear]
Part 7 – NYCLU- Jordan Wells – staff attorney [“We will see him in court- if he proceeds with this action. (while the crowd chants )”Lock him up. Lock him up”] He continues with Threats . Talks of Treason. Encourages others to become Sanctuary Cities. We will see the Trump Administration In Court!
Part 8– DREAM Action Coalition [http://drmactioncoalition.org/our-staff/#.WJon1hCeDB0] CESAR VARGAS …. Giving a voice to the undocumented … He announced that( he TOO is UNdocumented [aka ILLEGAL] He could be deported. Re warns that what they do in the next four years, how they respond to Trump, could change the face of America for the next 100 years.)
Part 9 – NY Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez
Part 10 – NYC Council Member Helen Rosenthal. [We don’t want Federal money. NYC is and will remain a Sanctuary City]
Part 11 – NYC Council Speaker Melissa Mark- Veverito
Part 12- Chants from the Resistance in Washington Sq
Next day, CAIR thanked all the little people and their political sycophants on face book for joining The Resistance:
Our most sincere thanks to the thousands of New Yorkers who joined us last night to take a powerful stand against President Trump’s attacks on Muslim and immigrant New Yorkers. More than 3,000 people joined this remarkable rally, and there wasn’t a single arrest during the CAIR-NY sponsored event (though we were saddened to learn of several arrests during a later splinter demonstration).
Yesterday was the easy part, now we tackle the long, strenuous task of building the legal and advocacy capacity to fight any attack on our Muslim and undocumented neighbors. Please consider making a donation today to help cover the costs of last night’s demonstration and build CAIR-NY’s ability to advocate for all New Yorkers. We don’t receive any funding from our national organization, so CAIR-NY depends on the New York community for our financial support. http://www.cair-ny.org/donate.
Monday. July 18, 2016. 5 pm.
As the Republican National Convention gathered in Cleveland, a misguided (and deluded) gay protest hit the sidewalks outside NYC’s Trump Towers (again)
This is their Face Book Manifesto:
However, a summer downpour, just before 5 pm, kept the sidewalks protest-bare (briefly)
It did not keep them or the press away for long. The protestors soon arrived, marching towards us from the south. However, Trump Towers and the NYPD had decided there would be NO sidewalk marchers obstructing the entrance to Trump Tower.
A few took their banners inside the holding pens. But, clearly, Trump Towers had enough of the sidewalk crunch.
This time the sidewalk circle-of-signs gathered on the west-side of Fifth Avenue. It was Prada’s turn to deal with the mess. Round and round they go.
As long as you keep moving, in the city, you are NOT “blocking” the sidewalk.
Tell that to the pedestrians who had to weave their way ’round the umbrellas, bodies and signs of this protest.
As for the protest main theme: STOP THE GUNS. STOP THE HATE.
That and a few other catchy one-note memes are their metier.
SO is their P.C. naivete.
The boogie-man must be TRUMP and those evil Repubs.
No awakening – no epiphanies regarding the Islamic Jihadis who murder GAYS, Christians, Jews and Infidels world-wide.
NOPE. Does NOT compute (hands to ears- lalalala)They insist – It’s Guns that kill. (Not people)Well, not some people. Their “factoids” insist the GOP and the NRA, are more ‘evil’ than Satan …..
And NOW (oh, horrors) “The Donald” is the Republican Presidential Candidate.
As we move-on to the Demon-Crat Convention and the Hildabeast’s coronation, many of these protestors were/are avid Berni-files (some might even be die-hard Elizabeth Warren apostles)
Will we hear any squeaks or squawks re “Hilda” as they become unwilling “Clintonistas”?
YES! It is happening. Even now. In Philly. With her history, how can it not.
(Check out the documentary, “Clinton Cash”)
Even so, the Clintonistas insist: We have NOTHING to FEAR – NO One – Except “The Donald”, the GOP and the NRA. G.A.G has spoken!
These foolish protestors fear brave Americans like Pamela Geller who spoke at the RNC / LGBT event in Cleveland.
“In 2000, the United Nations General Assemblyestablished June 20 as World Refugee Dayto recognize and applaud the contribution of refugees throughout the world and to raise awareness about the growing refugee crisis …. celebrate World Refugee Day with an event, prayer service, or other activity.”
#WithRefugees petition will be delivered to UN headquarters in New York ahead of the UN General Assembly high-level summit to address large movements of (Muslim)refugees and migrants, on September 19, 2016.
The petition asks governments to help the (Muslim) refugees :
Ensure every refugee child gets an education.
Ensure every refugee family has somewhere safe to live.
Ensure every refugee can work or learn new skills to make a positive contribution to their community.
“Protecting and assisting refugees is a part of our history as a Nation and we will continue to alleviate the suffering of (Muslim) refugees abroad, and to welcome them here at home, because doing so reflects our American values and our noblest traditions as a Nation, enriches our society and strengthens our collective security.”
HOWEVER: Mercy. Compassion … Do unto others …. Western values. Anathema to Islam (it’s in the Quran)
“The Infidels must Die!”
“The Christian population in Iraq has now diminished to an alarming 50,000 to 250,000, compared with 1.4 million in 2003. They were either massacred by jihadists or abducted.
Christians have faced being forced to convert to Islam, pay a high living tax (jizya, mandated in the Qur’an) to the Islamic State, or abandon their ancestral homes. Many were enslaved or murdered.
Reverend Canon Andrew White, (aka “The Vicar of Baghdad”) known for his love of humanity, stated of Islamic State jihadists: “When I invited ISIL to dinner they said, ‘Yes, we’ll come, but we’ll chop off your head.’Rather kind of them to warn me.”
The gentle and kind Reverend White … has witnessed the worst atrocities on the ground against his fellow Christians, minorities and Yazidi girls who are taken as sex slaves, and he finally declared:”
“I have looked through the Quran trying to find forgiveness… there isn’t any. If you find it, tell me. This makes it very difficult to talk to ISIS because they can show you quite clearly that it is what Allah wants. They can justify their position when Allah says you should combat and fight the infidel and they say, ‘Well, these are infidels.’ So the question is, how can you prove that these are not infidels? And you can’t.” [Jihad Watch]
YET, the misguided do-gooders at CWS preach-on ….
Overheard at Columbus Circle, a mother telling her young daughter (simplistically) that the purpose of the CWS event was to teach us “to be kind to all people”. So… “Rebecca, Stands With Refugees”
The mother sees what she wants to see, the Happy (feel-good) Faces of dedicated (misguided) do-gooders: It’s World Refugee Day!
But, how kind is ignoring theChristian refugees while Muslim ‘refugees’ go to the head-of-the-line.
I watched. Took a few pictures. Knowing a dialogue about the Christian victims of Islam would be met with plastic smiles …. and silence…
But, one brave voice stood firmly in front of them- facing their table. His message perplexing for the do-gooder, as it does not compute, “Say NO to Refugees”
A message lacking nuance, perhaps, but they should have opened a door and talked with him. Instead, CWS holds firm. CWSis GOOD. Bringing Social Justice to the Muslim World.
That protestor is a BAD man. A Racist. Islamophobe. Bigoted. Hater. Ignore him. (hands to ears- lalalala) CWS (CHRISTIAN World Service)outreach goes first to Muslim “refugees” of Syria. To save them from “Islamophobia” .
That “One World – Social Justice”from CWS offers kindness, empathy, Social Justice. (to some) The Christian Victims of Genocide must go to the back-of-the-line. Protecting Muslim refugees comes FIRST because Muslims are “threatened by imagined Islamophobia”
Within the United States, the welcome of (Muslim) Syrian refugees is being challenged. This type of fear-mongering (against Muslims) has no place in our society. People of all faiths must stand in solidarity with refugee and migrant communities.
BUT, are the “important and very needy” Muslim “refugees” properly vetted? (If at all). CWSclaims they are.
More from CWS as they Welcome the (Muslim) Syrian “Refugees”
IN CWS‘ OWN WORDS:
‘Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it.’
– Hebrews 13:2 (NRSV)
Join CWS in refugee resettlement – welcome arriving families as contributing members of our communities….
Take a collection to help Syrian refugee families cover basic expenses.
CWSwill connect these funds with arriving Syrian families for housing, utilities and basic needs as well as CWSSyrian crisis advocacy.
Refugees often arrive with little more possessions than the clothing on their backs.
Collect the household goods one family will need to start a new life in the U.S.
Ship boxed items to a city across the U.S. … household items will be provided to arriving refugees from Syria, Burma, Iraq and other countries.
Located near a CWS resettlement office? Contact your local affiliate to serve as a welcome team or to find local volunteer and donation needs.
Sadly, CWS with holds aide to the Christians of the Middle East (and Yazidis, as well) slaughtered and enslaved throughout the 21st Century Muslim World. It’s a puzzlement…
They are largely funded with your tax dollars! And, it was Church World Servicewhose subcontractor Virginia Council of Churches first brought this whole secretive and costly resettlement program to my attention in 2007.
See my latest report on CWSat American Resistance 2016!where we tell you about how CWS is going to illegally hide aliens sought by ICE.
Don’t you think that, if they go forward with their announced plan and break federal law, their federal funds should be immediately cut off?
By the way, if the name Church World Servicerings a bell for you locally. Know that they might be raising funds from your church through their annual “Crop Walks!”
Their charitable work for hungry people is, in my view, just a cover for their political ambitions.
Church World Service member churches are here. Be sure your church isn’t planning to hide those sought by ICE.
Why not bring Christians and Yazidis from the Muslim world here first?Why not bring Muslim dissidents, ex-Muslims, and Muslim homosexuals here second?
— before we extend visas, green cards and asylum to Muslim boys and men? [Phyllis Chesler]
IN CONCLUSION: The misguided fools and tools at CWS need an awakening, before it’s too late for the Christian Refugees of The Middle East. These hapless do-gooders should ask more probing questions of CWS. “Are we doing enough to help the Christian victimssuffering under the boot of terrorism?” A pretty smile to passersby is not enough.
++ Christian Genocide. It’s Real ++
PART TWO: Impassioned voices from THE CHRISTIAN REFUGEESof the Middle East, the Yazidis of Iraq , who need re-settlement. Lost in the wilderness, they desperately need JUSTICE. NOW.
[Stop Islamization of Nations Conference on Sept. 11, 2012]
While Church leaders in the U.S. are too busy holding Ramadan dinners and issuing statements about how Islam is “peace” to take much notice of how Christians in the Middle East are being persecuted. Shame on them!
I depart with a short slide show of theCWS small and very quiet (Muslim) refugee outreach at Columbus Circle. “Saving the Refugees from “Islamophobia”. One World. One Day. One empty out-reach program at a time.
What : “Stop Killing Us / Not In Our Names” Protest (& Die-in)
Who : The protest was organized by ACT UP NY and leaders from Muslim, Latino and LGBTQ organizations. SILENCE=DEATH t-shirts were the uniform of the day
When :6 pm to 7 pm /June 21, 2016 (before they marched to Trump Tower, the protest gathered at 58th and Fifth) Where : Trump Tower – Fifth Avenue and 56th St. NYC
(where the media awaited the misguided throng) Why : Via ACT UP’s press release:
“Just over a week after the slaughter of dozens of LGBTQ people at Pulse in Orlando, Donald Trump is seeking the support and the endorsement of groups who have — for decades — advocated hatred, discrimination, and violence against our community,” said James Krellenstein, a member of ACT UP NY. “
“By continuing to embrace, rather than condemn these hate groups, Donald Trump and the Republican Party are spitting on the victims of the Orlando Massacre.” “Instead of advocating for policies that would actually improve the safety, health, civil rights, and livelihood of all communities, Trump has chosen to meet and seek the support of religious extremists who have supported and defended legislation such as Uganda’s infamous “Kill the Gays” bill. All the while, he uses the recent violence against the LGBTQ community as an excuse to advocate for discrimination against American Muslims.”
I arrived about 35 minutes before the scheduled one-hour protest. Spent that time hanging with the MSM. Their cameras were set-up (facing the Tower entrance) ready to cover the protest at 6 pm.
However, these best laid plans went out-the-window once the marchers arrived. The protestors BACKS to the cameras, with a LARGE “Republican Hate Kills” banner also blocking the cameras, perhaps this accounts for a lack of coverage for the protest and die-in.Earlier, I saw James Krellenstein, a founding member of the Prevention of HIV Action Group of ACT UP/New York) giving an interview just before he joined the marchers.
As the protestors arrived at Trump Tower, amongst their many chants were “Queer lives matter – Muslim lives matter! “Racist, Sexist, Anti-Gay, Donald Trump Go Away” . “No more Islamophobia” and “Shame. Shame . Shame”
[Sarwar was born in New York City and grew up in the United States, Bahrain, Japan, and Singapore. He wasn’t raised in a religious family, but says his family is Sunni Muslims from Pakistan.]
The only other speaker I filmed was the first speaker. He seemed to be one of the leaders, but I didn’t get his name.
Antifa made an appearance: The other side of the”Antifa” sign is “Dead Bigots Can’t Hate” ….Perhaps THIS is a clear threat of VIOLENCE from the ‘peacefully’ misguided protestorsMore quotes from their press release: “The LGBTQ community is a rainbow coalition of races and religious beliefs. While we stand united against any kind of religious bigotry, we will not stand silent while our Muslim LGBTQ brothers and sisters continue to be targets of hate speech,” said Tom Blake, another member of ACT UP NY.”
Once I moved to the Patriots location – to the side of the “Stop Killing Us”minions – I managed to miss the die-in...
But, I did capture some hardy exchanges between the Patriots and the “Stop Killing Us” protestors….
And a Patriot who shouted across the din,” You are more afraid of Donald Trump than the Jihadists. Do you KNOW what the Jihadists do to gays? I just don’t get it!” (*crickets * from the press) The media, as usual, cared not-a-wit that the Leftists NEVER mentioned the enemy (“who-shall-not-be-named”), The Jihadists.
Instead, they focused on the misguided animus on the anti-Trump/anti-Christian Facebook page, “On this day Donald Trump will meet with hundreds of members of the hateful religious right in New York City.
“We are protesting the use of LGBTQ murders as justification for hateful, misguided, Islamophobic politics and for the continuing murderous anti-queer and anti-trans agenda of the religious right.”
In their bizarro world, the truth is inconvenient. Instead we are told that, in Orlando,
The 49 died because CHRISTIANS made the terrorist homophobic
The 49 died because CHRISTIANS made the terrorist ashamed of being gay
Ignore that the terrorist praised ‘allah’ as he murdered the 49
Ignore that the terrorist’s RELIGION was ISLAM
AND IGNORE that ISLAM IS HOMOPHOBIC.
And then, there was the “Irish”, open borders Socialist and an “indigenous” fellow who came over to challenge the Patriots, as did a smoking (literally) woman whose only function was to blow smoke in their faces.
In conclusion: WHO’s really killing gays? Who murdered 49 people in Florida?
The truth came NOT from the anti-Christian agit-prop that paraded in front of Trump Tower.
To end this post, I share a video that nails the salient talking-points avoided because: “The Left has chosen to protect the feelings of Muslims over the lives of Gays.” (FYI- video is, unfortunately, posted by Infowars. com aka 9/11 conspiracy theorist, Alex Jones’ blog)
[Heads up: skip from 1:39 to 4:55 to catch only Paul Watson talking]
Two Flickr links – The Patriots
Flickr Link – anti-Trump/anti-Christian protestors
Anti-BDS Protest At UJA Headquarters – Oh, What A Night!
Richard Allen, founder and head of JCC Watch, was the MC.
The protest took place in the late afternoon/early evening of May 11, 2015 outside the UJA headquarters in Manhattan. Members of the pro-Israel community were out en force energetically protesting Lisa Doctoroff (President of the UJA),BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) and the NIF (New Israel Fund).
Shame on the UJA for funding these groups that work to disenfranchise Jews from their homeland in Yehuda and Shomron, and indeed, throughout Israel!
Shame on the UJA for funding the New Israel Fund, thereby enabling these BDS, anti-Israel groups to march in this year’s Israel parade.
The following is a synopsis of the protest from AFSI:
“An energized group of more than 100 people protested outside the UJA, blowing shofars (real and toy) to wake up the UJA leadership to the dangers they are perpetrating on the Jewish people.
Richard Allen explained that Alisa Doctoroff,President of UJA-Federation, is guilty of supporting the New Israel Fund (NIF) with millions of dollars which are then given to NGO’s that work to destroy Israel.
Incredibly, some of these groups are marching in the Celebrate Israel Parade when their purpose is NOT to celebrate Israel, but to denigrate it.
He then introduced Rabbi Allen Schwartz, Rabbi of Ohab Zedek on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, who spoke about all the remarkable contributions Israel makes to the world, but regardless, is still castigated and ostracized by much of the world.
And Lauri Regan spoke for EMET (Endowment for Middle East Truth), outlining the injustices of the BDS system and the great harm it does both inside and outside Israel.
Helen Freedman, Executive Director of AFSIspoke next.
She began by asking, “Does Israel have the right to exist?” The crowd roared back with a resounding YES. She then asked, “Do you want your tzedakah supporting those who de-legitimize Israel?” The crowd responded with a strong NO. She then stated, “Our purpose here today is to announce that we are closing our wallets to UJA – while it supports the demonizers of Israel.”
Helen mentioned how Europe is consumed with BDS, and how the Netherlands cut the pension of a 90 year old Holocaust survivor for the “crime” of moving to Israel and living over the green line.
Helen then listed some of the groups funded by the NIF, including Adalah, B’Tselem, Breaking the Silence, Machshom Watch, Mossawa, Partners for Progressive Israel and Physicians for Human Rights. She held up the photo of an IDF soldier cradling a Nepalese child.
The caption read, “0.1% of the world is Israeli. 30% of the international medical team in Nepal is from Israel. Will the UN and BDS groups condemn Israel’s “disproportionate response.”?
Helen continued, naming Alisa Doctoroff, Michael Miller, Eric Goldstein and Jerry Levin, all officers or former officers in UJA and JCRC, as being responsible for allowing the delegitimizers to have standing. The crowd booed their disapproval.
Helen concluded, “Rejecting Israel’s legitimacy by accusing Israel of war crimes, and violations of humanitarian law, which would justify international intervention, like the International Criminal Court, is criminal.
All the condemnations are built on lies and fabrications. They must not be allowed to pass for truth. That is why we are here today and why we must continue to raise our voices against those whose greed and willful blindness lead Israel and America into a dangerous downward spiral. We won’t let it happen. ”
Other speakers followed, including Rabbi Algaze, Paul Brody, Mort Klein, Robin Ticker and Charlie Bernhaut.
VIDEO PLAYLIST of all the speakers. They all emphasized the intolerable and dangerous de-legitimization and demonization of Israel spurred on by the BDS movement.
Final Thoughts: ” We hope UJA heard us and will heed our messages BEFORE this years CELEBRATION of Israel Parade. ” (thank you to AFSI for this report)
[ The final blasts on the 100 shofars begins in video at 4:00]
AFDI President, Pamela Geller,“Saturday’s Stand With the Prophet event seeks to combat ‘Islamophobes in America’ – in line with Islamic supremacist groups’ longstanding objective of defaming, smearing and marginalizing anyone who opposes the jihad agenda. They say they want to defend Muhammad – which means to silence those who notice that defenders of Muhammad just murdered sixteen people in Paris, and tens of thousands worldwide since 9/11.”
Stand Against JihaD
“Our AFDI rally,” Geller added, “will stand for the freedom of speech against all attempts, violent and stealthy, to impose Islamic blasphemy laws on Americans and stifle criticism of Muhammad and Islam. As Muhammad’s followers kill more and more people, we need critics of him more than ever – and free people need to stand up against these underhanded attempts to stifle all criticism of Islam, including honest investigations of how jihadists use Islamic texts and teachings to justify Jew-hatred, violence, supremacism and oppression.”
Stand AGAINST SHARIA
The Fight for Free Speech Rally on January 17, 2015 was made even more vivid by the vicious attack on Pamela Geller’s Atlas ShrugsBlog. Free Speech is under attack. The blog was shut down, the servers melted by a cyber-attack, just days before the Freedom Defense Initiative’s Free Speech Rally was held in Garland, Texas. Geller said,
“My site host, Media Temple, said they couldn’t cope with the attack against my site. They had never in their history seen anything like it. The DDoS attack didn’t just take down my site. It also took down Media Temple and threatened all of their clients, and even attacked the servers that Media Temple uses at Net Data Center, a service provider that promises “uninterrupted operations.” Net Data Center could not handle the massive traffic that the attackers were sending to my site to take it down, and finally had to pull the plug on Atlas Shrug”
Continuing with the rally on January 17th in Garland, Texas. They rallied for Free Speech. A fight that Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer helped to organize .
She reminded the crowd that “TRUTH is a Revolutionary Act”. “
“We are standing against the most brutal and radical and extreme ideology on the face of the earth” (Pamela Geller)
From Robert Spencer, ” Stand With the Prophet Against Terror and Hate” was also billed as a fundraiser for a center to teach Muslims how to combat negative depictions of their faith. Hosted by Muslim Brotherhood operatives and Unindicted terrorist co-conspirator Siraj Wahhaj. Spencer also said, “They have too long controlled the discourse and shut down any honest examination of the motives and goals of terrorists by crying ‘Islamophobia.’
“The Stand for Freedom of Speech” rally was a huge success. A fabulous turnout of grass roots America that turned out in large numbers to counter the ill-timed “Stand with the Prophet” conference taking place there.
“Held just 10 days after the horrific attack in Paris that left 16 dead, the annual forum was billed by organizers as a “movement to defend Prophet Muhammad, his person, and his message,” with an emphasis on opposing “Islamophobes in America.”
“Stand With the Prophet Against Terror and Hate” – was hosted by a public school (the Curtis Culwell Center (Garland Independent School District property) – an event that was dedicated to eradicating “Islamophobia”.
Later, Geller pointed out that the “Media coverage of the #freespeechrally was vicious and dishonest. Absurd, they’re killing journalists.”
She also said, “The media can smear us and the President can stand with them. We the people are not having it.”
Freedom of speech. AMERICA is not interested in abrogating our freedoms in the name of diversity. STAND AGAINST SHARIA
“Never forget who you are” (Geller)
A brief comment from Robert Spencer
Those who follow “The Prophet” do NOT understand our Freedoms. Nor embrace them. And those Americans who are foolish enough to embrace this insurrection, must not be allowed to shut us down. America. Mad as hell and NOT going to take it any more.
“It’s a war in the information battle-space. We must play to win.” (Pamela Geller)
Thank G-D for the fighting spirit that rises in defense of our Freedoms. The AMERICAN WAY. We must NEVER FORGET. When our backs are against the wall – AMERICANS do not turn tail and run. EVER.
“For the first time, defenders of Israel and representatives of minorities persecuted by Islamic jihadists from around the world gathered together to stand for life and for freedom. Finally, the truth.
Our speakers provided harrowing insight into the full breadth and depth of the havoc and destruction that Islamic jihadists have unleashed upon the world. New York Assemblyman Dov Hikind gave a stirring appeal for Israel in its struggle against the jihad, and was seconded by the eloquent Ethiopian Jewish spokesman Mordechai Tasman and an IDF soldier who spoke of his own experiences. Dr. Mordechai Kedar flew from Israel for the rally, and showed how the jihadists are proceeding according to quranic imperatives.
What was unprecedented and groundbreaking about our rally was that these strong defenders of Israel were joined by others: Yazidi spokesman Haider Elias, the toweringly courageous and eloquent Sudanese freedom fighter Simon Deng, Palestinian Christian Mazzen Warra, Pastor Matthew Singh of Christians United for Israel, Indian human rights activist Arish Sahani, and Kurdish spokesman Salar Motidi — all of them recognized that we all face the same foe, and all of them ringingly affirmed the necessity for us to stand together for freedom.”
Playlist of 15 great videos. Wonderful speakers gave support to Israel and to other victimsof devout Islamists.We heard from the victims. We heard their warnings.
Concern for those who fear for their lives 24/7 rang through the air. Cries and pleas ignored by the media. They can’t handle the truth. So they ignore it.
We sang of Hope,Hatikva, of Yerushalim. A crowd favorite was , “Hashem Melech, Hashem Malach“, The Lord is King!
It was a fabulous rally.
Perhaps “new blood”, like Ari Lesser, will expose the media lies and propaganda with his hip-hop lyrics (which you can enjoy in the video playlist above) His lyrics smartly meet the challenge for the Next Generation.
“This is their Battle. Their Future.” A great day for freedom lovers. Inspired. Our counter protests grow.
Thinking about our media battles. Looking back at July and August. I am posting some pictures and videos of anti-Israel protests from the summer of ’14
August 1, 2014.Columbus Circle. NYC.
Community Organizers prop-up these Muslim protests. Soc/Commie/Progs working behind-the-scenes to kill Western Civilization one protest-at-a-time. Fools and Tools. They. Never. Stop.
Slideshow August 1st PRO-Israel COUNTER PROTEST: Emotions ran deep from those who came out to support Israel in the midst of another anti-Israel hate-fest. They hung in there, even though the police kept moving them from corner to corner.
Death to Israel chants. Fists pumped in the air. Angry. Hateful. No call for peace. Not real peace. Not from these professional agitators. The leftist agitprop of genocidal hatred rang through the air, “Stop the killing. Stop the Hate”. Pleas meant to mislead the gullible press who choose to ignore the Nazi-like fists pounding over-head.
The heart-felt pain of one womanwho came to support Israel .
They called this ‘hate’.
All I saw was despair. (August 1st playlist 5 short videos)
They NEVER stop.
This next rally was a “Takbir-fest”, in July.
July 17 , 2014 – Times Square-Pumping fists. Screaming. Yelling. Chants-of-Hate.
Intifada, Intifada and “Takbir, Takbir, Takbir” (allah is greatest)
To be Free from Fear. Free Of Islam. Free from Tyranny. From brutal, murderous Savages. That would be REAL Peace.
All the isms want ‘peace’. Communism, fascism, islamism etc.Their peace where everybody agrees with their philosophy/religion and always does what they are told. Non-conformists are of course severely punished or murdered.
The battle for peace continues as we fight to stop the Media lies and distortions.
Never Again means Never Again….
Protests. Rallies. Counter-Protests.
Be Aware. Be Ready.