Saturday, 06 October 2007

QODS DAY

Ken Berwitz

Qods day (Jerusalem day) is celebrated throughout the muslim world.

With a tip of the hat to www.sweetness-light.com, I would like to show you how some (not all) muslims celebrate it. 

Then there is ahmadinejad in particular -- you know, he's the guy who says he is misquoted about wanting to wipe Israel off the face of the earth.  When you look at the graphic, please note the sign below his podium.

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Happy Qods Day Everybody! Death To The US!

October 5th, 2007

From the wire services:

Shiite Muslims burn an effigy of U.S. President George W. Bush as well as U.S. and Israeli flags during a rally to mark Jerusalem Day in Karachi October 5, 2007.

Pakistani women stage a demonstration for Al-Quds Day (Jerusalem Day), in Karachi, Pakistan on Friday, Oct. 5, 2007.

Protesters shout slogans to mark the International Al-Quds Day during a demonstration in front of Fatih Mosque in Istanbul October 5, 2007. The banner reads Intifada in Palestine, struggle in Iraq will win.

Protesters attend a demonstration in front of Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, October 5, 2007, to mark the annual Al-Quds Day. The banner reads Killer Israel get out of Palestine. Jerusalem has been under Zionist invasion for 40 years.

Holding pro-Palestinian posters, Iranian protesters chant slogans during an anti-Israel rally called Al-Quds Day (Jerusalem Day), in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. Al-Quds Day, Arabic for Jerusalem, is a national holiday established by the Iranian late spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to assert Muslim claims on the holy city. After Khomeini toppled the pro-Western Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in 1979, he declared the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan as an international day of struggle against Israel and for the liberation of Jerusalem.

Muslims shout anti-U.S. slogans during a protest in Jammu, India, Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. The demonstration was against what the protesters said is illegal occupation of Palestine by Israel.

Kashmiri Shiite Muslim protesters shout anti-U.S. and anti-Israel slogans, as they burn an Israeli flag during a demonstration in Srinagar, India, Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. Dozens of people in Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir demonstrated Friday in support of Palestine.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad supporters burn U.S and British flags during a protest to mark the annual Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day, in the northern Gaza strip October 5, 2007.

A boy carries a poster of Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah and waves a Palestinian flag during a rally organized by the group for Jerusalem day in Beiruts suburbs, October 5, 2007.

Afghans carry effigies of the U.S. President Geroge Bush (L) and Israels Prime Minister Ehud Olmert during an anti-Israel rally to mark Jerusalem Day in Kabul October 5, 2007.

An effigy of the U.S. President Geroge W. Bush is burned upside down during an anti-Israel rally to mark the Jerusalem Day in Kabul October 05, 2007.

From Irans IRNA:

Demonstrators burn Israeli flags while attending a demonstration to mark the anniversary of Jerusalem Day in Tehran October 5, 2007.

Zionist regimes flag set ablaze

Tehran, Oct 5, IRNA

International Qods Day ralliers in Tehran on Friday set the flag of the Zionist regime ablaze to show their resentment of the Zionist regimes crimes in the occupied territories.

The ralliers, chanting slogans such as Death to the US and Death to Israel, also set an effigy bearing the US flag on fire.

They also set the effigies of the US President George W. Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on fire in the ceremony.

The Tehranis carried the Palestinian flags, crying, Palestine is victorious and Israel is doomed to failure.

They renewed allegiance with Palestinian Intifadha and liberation of Qods, the first Qibla of Muslims.

Even Mr. Ahmadinejad has joined in the festivities:

Irans President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, top, speaks during a Friday Prayers ceremony in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. Millions of Iranians attended nationwide rallies Friday, Al-Quds Day, the Arabic name for Jerusalem Day, in support of the Palestinians, while Ahmadinejad said Israels continued existence was an insult to human dignity.

President Ahmadinejad joins Intl Qods Day ralliers

Tehran, Oct 5, IRNA

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has just joined large groups of people taking part in the International Qods Day rallies here.

The fasting people taking part in the rallies are chanting such slogans as Death to America and Death to Israel with clenched fists and expressed support for strong stance of President Ahmadinejad during his recent speech at the UN General Assembly and Columbia University in New York.

The president also chanted slogans against arrogant policies of the occupying regime of Qods and voiced support for the oppressed Palestinian people.

The International Qods Day rallies were initiated by the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran Imam Khomeini to voice the protest of the Islamic Ummah against Zionists.

Protesters in Tehran are crowding the streets leading to Tehran University campus where the Friday Prayers ceremony will be led by Head of the Assembly of Experts and the Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani later on.  .

Happy Qods day everyone.  Feeling warm and fuzzy?  Feeling safer?

This is what the west is up against.  Read it again, look long and hard at those pictures and understand what the west in general, and Israel in particular, are up against.


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