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Khomeinist Propaganda – there and here

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has openly called for Israel to be wiped off the map.

“The establishment of the Zionist regime was a move by the world oppressor against the Islamic world,” the president told a conference in Tehran on Wednesday, entitled The World without Zionism.

“The skirmishes in the occupied land are part of a war of destiny. The outcome of hundreds of years of war will be defined in Palestinian land,” he said.

“As the Imam said, Israel must be wiped off the map,” said Ahmadinejad, referring to Iran’s revolutionary leader Ayat Allah Khomeini.

Meanwhile in London on Sunday, Islamist groups will be marking ‘Al-Quds Day’ –an event which was created by the Khomeini regime as an annual festival of Islamist propaganda and hatred of Israel. The slogans this year are:

END CHILD KILLING

END OPPRESSION

END APARTHEID

The event is being organised by the Islamic Human Rights Commission and has the support of the Muslim Brotherhood’s UK section. Speakers include the terror supporting pro-Hamas activist Azzam Tamimi and the convert Yvonne Ridley along with the usual Neturei Karta spokesman.

Here is an earlier poster produced for a Quds Day protest in London:

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Last year’s event in London thankfully met some protest with Iranian democrats making their views clear:

The Islamic Republic of Iran is exploiting the Palestine issue as a propaganda tool by holding an AL-Qods day rally in the streets of London.

In its 25 years of existence, the Islamic Republic of Iran has executed thousands of Iranian dissidents, jailed hundreds of political activists, closed down all the newspapers for the slightest of criticisms of its outdated ideology, and assassinated scores of its opponents outside Iran, including in Europe and Britain.

A medieval regime which claims to represent God on earth is no friend of its own people and has little regard for the lives and well beings of its own citizens, let alone the Palestinians and others in the Middle East. Islamic Republic of Iran, is an evil regime which thrives on exporting Islamic fundamentalism, meddling in other countries, and sponsoring international terrorism.

A regime which treats her own people in such brutal manner, is no friend of any other nation including the Palestinians. Her only objective by holding this Al-Quds rally is nothing but inflaming further a sensitive situation in the region.

I hope the Iranians are able to make their point again but it is unfortunate that the progressive anti-theocratic left in the UK is not yet in a position to emulate the activities of a broad based coalition of German activists who are organising a demonstration against Al-Quds Day in Berlin and urging protests elsewhere.

Last year’s counter-demo was titled Don’t love death – enjoy life! Gegen Islamismus, Antisemitismus und Rassismus – you can support their efforts via their website.

Vielen Dank: UW

Meanwhile: A committee of Islamic clerics in Iran, led by the country’s new hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, this week banned foreign films in an effort to wipe out what they called “corrupt Western culture”.

Elements that were specifically named as affronts to the government’s vision of Iran’s Muslim culture included alcohol and drugs, secularists, liberals, anarchists and feminists.

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