Jihad Watch, by Brian Thomas, June 20, 2017:
Wikipedia on Al Quds Day:
Quds Day (Jerusalem Day; Quds is the Arabic name for Jerusalem), officially called International Quds Day (Persian: روز جهانی قدس), is an annual event held on the last Friday of Ramadan that was initiated by the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979 to express support for the Palestinians and oppose Zionism and Israel’s existence, as well as Israel’s control of Jerusalem. Nominally, it exists in opposition to the Jerusalem Day (Yom Yerushalayim) celebration instituted by Israel in May 1968, and which Knesset law changed into a national holiday in 1998. In Iran, the government sponsors and organizes the day’s rallies, and its celebration in that country has had, down to at least 2012, a decade-long tradition of voicing anti-Semitic attacks. Quds Day is also held in several other countries, mainly in the Arab and Muslim world, with protests against Israel’s occupation of East Jerusalem. Rallies are held in verious cities by both Muslim and non-Muslim communities around the world.
I’m quoting Wikipedia because it is never a pro-Israel or pro-Jewish source, so if this has remained up there, it must reflect a version of history that can’t be deemed “Zionist”.
Here is the statement of Ruhollah Khomeini that established it:
I invite Muslims all over the globe to consecrate the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as Al-Quds Day and to proclaim the international solidarity of Muslims in support of the legitimate rights of the Muslim people of Palestine. For many years, I have been notifying the Muslims of the danger posed by the usurper Israel which today has intensified its savage attacks against the Palestinian brothers and sisters, and which, in the south of Lebanon in particular, is continually bombing Palestinian homes in the hope of crushing the Palestinian struggle. I ask all the Muslims of the world and the Muslim governments to join together to sever the hand of this usurper and its supporters. I call on all the Muslims of the world to select as Al-Quds Day the last Friday in the holy month of Ramadan—which is itself a determining period and can also be the determiner of the Palestinian people’s fate—and through a ceremony demonstrating the solidarity of Muslims world-wide, announce their support for the legitimate rights of the Muslim people. I ask God Almighty for the victory of the Muslims over the infidels.— Ruhollah Khomeini
- Started by Iran AFTER the Islamic revolution;
- Marked on the Islamic religious calendar as the last Friday of the “Holy Month” of Ramadan (an overtly religious festival);
- It’s creation was targeted at all Muslims worldwide (across the great Sunni Shia divide) strictly on account of their following of Islam;
- It invokes the god of Islam directly to grant victory and supremacy for the Muslims over the infidels.
Al Quds day is fundamentally religious. Holding what the west would consider to be a political rally, based on this, shows the inextricable link between Islamic theology and the Islamic political desire to conquer and rule the world as commanded by their god and their prophet.
There is no separation of “church and state” with this event. There is no way to separate the relentless violent Jihad against the Jews and Israel from the commandments of their god.
When this march takes place in London or elsewhere, they are using the hard won political protections of freedom of speech and assembly that grew from the Judaeo-Christian traditions in the West and perverting them with a religious call to murder in the name of god. There is no question that the event is entirely grounded in what we protect as a religion, yet it is a religion of blood and war that is utterly inverse to Judaeo-Christian religion. It is also at odds with just about every other religion.
Until we recognise that our Western tolerance has been abused, we are powerless to resist this invasion. London will fall, just as Constantinople and Jerusalem once fell.
How long will it take the British to recover their capital when it has fallen?