Earlier today, during the annual Al Quds Day march, the streets of London were filled with the flags of Hezbollah.
By Pamela Geller – on June 20, 2017
This is the norming of Jew-hatred in London. Jewish groups pleaded with London’s Muslim Mayor Sadiq Khan to cancel this march, since it openly promoted jihad terror, but he refused. This is what London voted for when it voted him in. And there will be much more of it.
The World Jewish Congress sent around this email:
Earlier today, during the annual Al Quds Day march, the streets of London were filled with the flags of Hezbollah. Iranian-supported Quds Day events, at which demonstrators routinely call for boycott Israel and for a third intifada (armed uprising) against Israel are held every year in cities across the globe.
The Islamic Human Rights Commission, which organized the parade and distributed Hezbollah flags to attendees, said in a statement, “You can bring a Hezbollah flag to show support for the political wing of Hezbollah.” However, as we all know, the political and armed wing of this terror organization are one and the same.
More than 25,000 have signed a petition calling on London Mayor Sadiq Khan to ban Quds Day,, and we hope that after this year he will take appropriate action to curb this gross display in one of Europe’s capital cities.
The Jewish community of London, through a joint initiative of the Zionist Federation of Great Britain, the Board of Deputies of British Jews, the Jewish Leadership Council, the World Jewish Congress, We Believe in Israel, Sussex Friends of Israel, North London Friends of Israel and the Israel Advocacy Movement, organized the counter-demonstration…
“Hezbollah Flags Fly at ‘Al Quds Day’ March in London as Islamist Agitators Blame Grenfell Tower Tragedy on ‘Zionists,’” by Ben Cohen, Algemeiner, June 18, 2017:
Hundreds of anti-Israel protesters marched through the streets of central London on Sunday on the annual “Al Quds (Jerusalem) Day” demonstration convened by the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC), a British Muslim organization with close ties to the Iranian regime.
At a rally outside the US Embassy following the march, one speaker blamed this week’s tragic fire at west London’s Grenfell Tower public housing project on “Zionists.”
“Some of the biggest supporters of the Conservative Party are Zionists,” the speaker ranted. “They are responsible for the murder of the people in Grenfell. The Zionist supporters of the Tory Party.”
Many of the marchers brandished signs calling for a boycott of the State of Israel. A number of flags of the Lebanese Islamist terror organization Hezbollah were also in evidence, including one at the front of the protest that was tied atop a Palestinian flag
An energetic counter-rally organized by British Jewish organizations under the banner “Stand Against Hate” was staged close to the route of the march. Protesters waved Israeli flags and chanted “terrorists, off our streets.”
The counter-rally was addressed by Kay Wilson, who survived a terrorist attack in Israel in 2010.
“It is a racist slur to say that all Muslims are terrorists,” Wilson said. “However, it is deluded, dangerous and disingenuous to claim that terrorism has absolutely nothing to do with Islam.”
Today’s march took place just a fortnight after eight people were murdered in an Islamist car-ramming and stabbing attack near Borough Market in south London.
Ahead of the event, as Jewish communal officials urged London Mayor Sadiq Khan to ban the march, the IHRC encouraged its supporters to “bring a Hizbullah flag to show support for the political wing of Hizbullah.” While Hezbollah is a proscribed terrorist organization in the UK, a widely-criticized exemption for the terror group’s “political and social activities” means that it is technically legal for its flag to be displayed in public.
“There were numerous Hezbollah flags and they were being handed out before the march started,” Simon Cobbs of activist group Sussex Friends of Israel told The Algemeiner.
A large number of attendees at the march were seen carrying signs reading “Justice 4 Grenfell” alongside their Hezbollah flags, in an attempt by the IHRC organizers to link their cause with the Grenfell Tower fire, in which more than 58 people are either confirmed or presumed by police to have died.