Despite the protest of the Jewish community, hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators were allowed to fly the flag of the Islamic terrorist group Hamas through the streets of London at the United Kingdom’s annual anti-Semitic Al-Quds Day event.
Volatile tension in streets kept police busy to deter violent confrontations at Sunday’s Muslim march in Europe’s largest city, where angry Muslims called for the ouster of Zionist supporters throughout England.
“At #Quds Day rally outside Saudi Embassy in London … Around 200 pro #Palestinian and 200 pro #Israel protesters separated by riot police and barriers 15 meters apart,” UK’s Sky TV network reporter Dan Whitehead tweeted Sunday from the anti-Zionist rally. “Calm but lively atmosphere.”
Numerous cities across the globe – including Toronto, Canada; Berlin, Germany and; Tehran, Iran – held similar Al Quds (meaning Jerusalem) Day marches to celebrate Muslims’ anticipation of the destruction of Israel’s capital city.
“The event – which takes place in many cities worldwide, but mainly in Iran and some parts of the Muslim world – is held ostensibly to protest Israel’s annexation of East Jerusalem, which Palestinians see as their capital in any future peace deal,” the Times of Israel reported.
The Iran-sponsored Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah – arguably the world’s largest terrorist group – had its machine-gun-donned flags militantly brandished up and down London’s march path Sunday to tout its Islamic anti-Israel message throughout the city.
It was reported by the Jewish Chronicle last week that London police confirmed its decision to not ban marchers from flying the jihadist organization’s flag – citing British policy that only recognizes Hezbollah’s armed wing as a terrorist group … and not its political arm. The report also noted that London’s Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan, did not manage to set up a ban – on political grounds – of the terrorist flag with UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid.
Before the Al Quds event, UK’s MP Louise Ellman called for British parliament to pass new law that has been routinely rejected by other European nations – proposed legislation that would blacklist Hezbollah, stressing its dynamic role in manipulating Lebanese politics.
“If we see the machine-gun adorned flag of an anti-Semitic terror group on London’s streets again this June, it will be due to the inaction of the government – they must act now,” Ellman wrote, according to the Times of Israel.
Ellman was writing in response to London Police Commander Jane Connors statement on the matter against banning Hezbollah’s flag on London’s streets Sunday.
“Purely holding a flag does not necessarily incite religious or racial hatred,” Conners insisted. “It is the words or actions of the person holding the flag that can cause incitement.”
Britain’s pro-Islamic bias
The hypocrisy of the UK to ban so called “hate speech” coming from high-profile foreign critics of Islam – including Middle East scholar Robert Spencer and radio personality Michael Savage – but not stop London’s blatantly anti-Semitic march Sunday held by Islamic anti-Semitists, was pointed out by attorney and political analyst Judith Bergman.
“The real problem is the contrast in how the slightest criticism of Islam in the UK is perceived by British police, who readily go about arresting and prosecuting people for it,” Bergman wrote in a column, according to WND. “An afternoon of racism is in store for Londoners on Sunday, but as long as the hate is directed against Jews by Muslims, British authorities apparently have no problem with it.”
The UK’s Palestinian-leaning controversial decision to let the pro-Islamic terrorist event take place and allow its supporters to wave flags inciting violence against the Jewish State was blasted by a globally recognized pro-Israel organization on the day of the event.
“Shameless: the flag of the Anti-semitic terrorist group #Hezbollah flown openly on the streets of London at #AlQuds Day,” the Zionist Federation tweeted Sunday.
Recurring racist rallies in London
This is not the only year Britons have voiced opposition to the island nation’s government permitting the annual event’s anti-Israel displays – in full knowledge that a notorious anti-Semitic Islamic terrorist group is behind them.
“In years past, the sight of the flag being flown on London’s streets has drawn the ire of the Jewish community and others,” the Times of Israel’s Sue Surkes recounted. “Hezbollah is responsible for a string of deadly attacks against Israeli and Jewish targets around the world over the last decades, including the 2012 bombing of a bus of Israeli tourists in Bulgaria.”
Before leading London’s Al Quds Day march last year, the organizer of the annual event, Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) Director Nazim Ali, incited supporting attendees to work toward the annihilation of Israel while accusing British Jews of masterminding the 2017 deadly fire at Grenfell Towers apartment complex in London that killed 72.
“This demonstration calls on justice for Grenfell,” Ali insisted before the crowd, at last year’s event, according to WND. “Some of the biggest supporters of the Conservative Party are Zionists. They are responsible for the murder of the people in Grenfell. We are fed up of the Zionists. We are fed up of their rabbis. We are fed up of their synagogues. We are fed up of their supporters.”
When asked about Ali’s call for attendees to rise up against British Jews, a member of London’s police department paid little heed to his speech inciting hatred.
“It’s just an opinion,” a female law enforcement officer contended, according to WND.