Palestinians unite with a global demand to illuminate Israel. This call emanated in Germany, Britain, Toronto and New York.
In New York, April 2023, we see young vibrant girls and boys display their immeasurable passion to Palestinian justice and peace. The following is a partial transcript of the NYC 2023 al-Quds day. Palestine Global Intifada Israel
Fight for Palestine today and every single day believe that you are in the right… Israel has absolutely no right to exist.
It is our mission to ensure that it will no longer exist because as long as Israel exists, it is a threat to world peace.
It is a threat not only to Palestinians but to all people of the world.
In order to commit yourself to Palestinian liberation and freedom, that absolutely means you have to commit yourself to the abolishing of Israel.
Liberate Palestine by any means necessary and be a part of the intifada wherever you might be.
The following is a partial transcript of her speech at al-Quds in Toronto 2023.
We stand with Marwan Bargouthi [founder of Al-Aqsa Brigades serving a life sentence for involvement of killing Israeli citizens]. We stand with Nael Bargouthi [Hamas operative]. We stand with Israa Jaabis [Palestinian woman serving 11-year sentence for blowing up a gas cylinder near a checkpoint]. We stand with George Abdullah [Lebanese communist militant serving a life sentence for a murder in France].
We stand with Khadr Adnan [Islamic Jihad operative], and every Palestinian prisoner, and the Palestinian resistance, the Lebanese resistance, and all of the resistance forces, who hold the future for humanity in their hands, in their arms, in their strengths, in their struggle, until liberation and return. Free free Palestine. Long Live Palestine from the [Jordan] river to the [Mediterranean] Sea Palestine will be free.
Fight for Palestine goes global
Today, when we stand with the Palestinian prisoners, we say we stand with the resistance, that these are our leaders, and we will not abandon them. They are not only the leaders of the Palestinian people, they are the leaders of our international social justice movement.
And here in Canada, once again we see everything from students and Halifax going to high school being told not to wear akuffiya[Palestinian scarf], to denunciations of the boycott of Israel from the highest political levels in this country.
But we also know that these same Zionist organizations are issuing calls for Samidoun to be listed as a terrorist entity here in Canada. Now, we know this is nonsense. It has no chance of succeeding here. But what we do have to say is that it’s time to get the Palestinian resistance organizations off the so-called terror list of Canada. It’s time to get the Lebanese resistance [Hezbollah] off the so-called list of of terror here in Canada.
So, we stand today with the resistance of the Palestinian people. We stand today with the Palestinian prisoners. We stand with the resistance from Venezuela and Cuba to Lebanon and Syria to Yemen and Iran.
Ghassan Kanafani [former leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-PFLP] said the Palestinian cause is not a cause for Palestinians only. It is the cause of every revolutionary. It is the cause of the oppressed and exploited masses in our era.
The annual Al-Quds Day rally was held in front of the American Consulate in Toronto on April 15, 2023. Toronto al-Quds 2023
Khaled Barakat, a Canadian national based in Vancouver, BC, is a member of the political bureau of the Palestinian Front for the Liberalization of Palestine (PFLP). In 2003 The PFLP was designated by Canada as a terrorist organization.
The following is a partial transcript of his speech at Toronto, Canada, al-Quds day 2023.
When Al-Quds day was called by the leader of the Revolution Imam Khomeini and to be held on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan over 40 years ago, only few cities responded. But today, hundreds of cities across the world are responding to the international day of Al-Quds. Today, across the globe, from Iran to Lebanon to South Africa to Canada, Turtle Islandfrom London to Paris to Dakar, all the way to occupied Al-Quds, commemorate and participate in Al-Quds day.
Today, Al-Quds Day sets the compass and the goal and the road to a liberated Palestine from the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea. Al-Quds day is a day of resistance against racism, Zionism, imperialism, colonization, oppression. It is also a message of compassion, unity, solidarity and the unity of all our fronts.
So, how do we respond, brothers and sisters, to this injustice. I’ll say we should respond with intensifying our work and activities and isolating the Zionist regime, boycotting Israel, boycott Israeli products, boycott the so-called religion dialogue with Zionists, and say big no to normalization with Zionists. Let us organize campaigns against Canada support to Israel, Canada’s military financial and economic support and complicity with Israel. Let us strengthening our relationship with the struggle of the indigenous people of this land, our true natural allies against colonization and settler colonization.
Let us organize in our unions, students organizing in campuses, mosques, churches, because a mosque that does not carry the banner of justice for Palestine and for Al-Quds is not our mosque, and a church that does not call for the liberation of Bethlehem and Nazareth and Al-Quds is not our church. A union that does not support the Palestinian workers is not our Union. We must organize vote to participate in election is to bring down racist voices with our collective and united voice.
. We are here to declare our full and unconditional support for the strategy that has been declared by the forces of the resistance [led by Hezbollah, Hamad and the Islamic Jihad] under the banner of unity of the fronts.
Toronto al-Quds 2023 And New York City
NYC Al-Quds Day Rally: Commit Yourself to Abolishing Israel, Its Existence Is Threat to World Peace
Palistinian demonstration took place in many capital cities of the West. They are united in demanding the destruction of Israel.
They have warned if demands are not met, illumination of Israel, the West will suffer casualties. When they act upon the West’s inaction who will bear responsibility for the deaths. After the Madrid Train Bombing Spain did comply and pull their troupes out of Afghanistan.
We were expelled from Palestine, 8 decades ago, and we will return to it, to every inch of it – not only to the homes which we left, carrying the house keys and nothing else. This is a reduction of our right. As the nation of Muhammad we have the right to Palestine in its entirety – every grain of its soil, every drop of its water, every whiff of its air. But that is not all.Palestine should be acenter, a capital, and a starting point for conquering the world. Our sympathizers in the world, as well as our enemies should know, that the cause of our right of return does not pertain only to Palestine. The whole world is our battlefield.Our goal is not to liberate Palestine alone, but to liberate this sick world and deliver it from darkness to light (of Islam).
Muslims will Break the Cross Smash the Church and Establish a World Caliphate
There are many academics and interfaith clergy that are promoting the idea that if the Israel “problem” were to be solved then that would bring an end to Muslim jihadist violence in the West. However that is not in keeping with the lectures of numerous Muslim leaders in the West. Many of these leaders are leading voices of Muslim organizations that promote Islamic supremacy and the establishment of an Islamic state that will rule over Muslims and non-Muslims.
The following links provide contextualization that will dispel misunderstanding of the Muslim leaders concerning interfaith dialogue. The following links explain how Islam will dominate Europe and North America and Canada.
On April 30, 2022, Hamas leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, gave his first speech in almost a year praising such attacks. and declaring that Hamas accepts “the challenge” and will spare no efforts when it comes to defending its holy places. Warning that a religious war will “change the shape of Planet Earth” and scorch the earth, he said that when Hamas is forced to “defend” the Al-Aqsa Mosque, it will begin by firing a salvo of 1,111 rockets into Israel, in honor of former Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, who died on November 11, 2004. He said that this salvo will be called the “Abu Ammar” salvo, in commemoration of Arafat.
Later in the speech, Sinwar praised the terrorists who carried out a previous-night attack in the West Bank settlement of Ariel that left an Israeli security guard dead, and he called on Palestinians to carry out lone wolf attacks and on Israeli Arabs to prepare their guns, cleavers, axes, and knives for the defense of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem.
Sixteen Israelis, including an Israeli Arab policeman, and two Ukrainians have been killed in the attacks in Israel and the West Bank in the latest flare-up. Israel has responded by raiding Palestinian towns, sparking clashes that left at least 26 people dead, including bystanders
Edged weapons are promoted by jihadi terrorist groups, in particular, with their leaders and preachers calling on their adherents to take up whatever weapons and devices that might be at their disposal to attack their adversaries as one of the “weapons of choice” for waging jihad.
Through sermons in social media, online magazines and blogs, and other media venues, the message is that “anyone can pick up a knife and advance the cause.” Jihadi groups, whether al Qaeda or ISIS, have issued statements urging their adherents to “use your cars, use your kitchen knives, use all of these types of thing” in terrorist attacks, according to Reuters.
Jihad is an emotional & spiritual experience as many Muslims feel a Devine connection with Allah leading p to & during the act.
An axe to the head can be more gruesome than a bullet A bullet is somewhat impersonal. The axe is not guaranteed to cause death but gruesome suffering. With an axe or knife the act of murder retains a closer conection between the murdered and the victim. An axe just between the shoulder blades would cause gruesome damage and suffering with out necessarily causing death.
My dear brothers the question then arises because we all know what is happening there right now. What is happening in al-Quds? What is happening in Masjid al-Aqsa? The question that arises, we as Muslims what are we supposed to do? How can we help?
Islamic leaders consistently tell the Muslim community it is their religions duty to establish Islamic dominance.
How can we help this cause, the cause of al-Quds and Masjid al-Aqsa? As a matter of fact, how can we support that cause and the cause of Islam and the Muslims in general? In response to that I say, in addition to what is obvious to all of us, that we have to make duas (pray) and supplicate to Allah. In addition to aiding them and assisting them with our wealth, in addition to bringing about awareness of this crucial issue.
We have to know that our obligation, our first obligation is to establish al-Islam in our lives. Our first obligation is to establish al-Islam, to establish this religion, in our daily lives. We have to know and rest assured that ultimate victory comes from none other than Allah.
Establish the law of Allah in Canada, Europe and all the world.
The United Nations will not help us. Trudeau will not help us. Western governments will not help us. Know and rest assured that that they are all the enemies of Allah and the opponents of Allah. Don’t take my word for it but rather listen to the words of Allah.
“He will cause his ummah to gain authority in the land, i.e., become leaders of people and rulers over them, and by means of them the people’s affairs will be put right and the people will submit to their rule.”
Canada Transforming to better reflect Muslim perspective NCCN National Council of Canadian Muslims.