It's that time of year again, and the celebrations have begun!
If you're not familiar with it, "Al Quds Day" is a day set aside by the Ayatollah Khameni and the Islamic Revolutionary government in Iran as a day for Muslims to march against "Western" "oppression"
. Never they mind the oppression brought upon them by their
leaders, of course. The stability of their dictatorships depends
on them directing their peons' anger externally, does it not?
Notice that Al Quds Day falls on the last Friday of Ramadan, a day in which all Muslims are encouraged to go to their mosques for prayer. It is in these mosques that the "Islamic public" is so easily whipped into a rage by their radical imams. So, in effect, this is the largest canned protest
of the year.
Be sure to check back here all day, I'll be doing my best to keep up with the fun and games!
And here are last year's
celebrations, so you know what to expect.Update:
This year's theme, parroted by every single group of brainwashed
demonstrators, is "DOWN WITH ISRAEL."
If only International A.N.S.W.E.R. had as loyal a following as Tehran does
;)Last updated 22:39 EDT
Other bloggers discussing these festivities: Power Line ("Biran?" Heh!), Atlas Shrugs, Gateway Pundit, Michelle Malkin
Jim over at Gateway Pundit has some beautiful raging pictures
from the Iranian news service. Be sure to check it out—Great find, Jim!
This one's my favourite:
The Russian on the sign reads: "Марс дар Исроил," which according to Google Translate is "Mars gift Isroil" (does that mean that Israel is "war's" gift to us?)Update:
A reminder that my Russian is for nothing, from Julio Jurenito
Actually, the text in that picture is: "марг бар исроил". I have no idea what this means (other than the last word, of course). However, one can search Google for these words. A lot of stuff comes up, some of it apparently related to post-Soviet Central Asian -stans. For what it's worth.Update:
So, it's not "дар" or gift. Perhaps, the gift of a different kind.
More smackdown on my awful Russian, courtesy Michael Rubin:
The sign is in Tajik, not Russian. And the meaning is the same as the Persian below it: Death to Israel (Marg bar Isra'il).
Thank you very much for clearing that up, Michael!If you're new to Snapped Shot:
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Well lookee, lookee: Who's that I see joining the party?
I'd love to see the jerks over on the Left try and spin this
quote. After all, they say, it's all about the context
, isn't it:
All Englishmen out there ought to know what Mahmoud's trying to say in this next
From the looks of it, Rage Boy
is "unavailable" for protest right now. Either he's spending another bit of time in the ol' Pokey, or maybe he's hanging up his RAGE! hat for a while. I'm still hoping
for an appearance, of course!
So far, Egypt is a no-show. I don't have any word from there as to whether or not they're cracking down on protests in order to appear more "moderate" this year, but it's interesting nonetheless.
Same goes for Jordan: Usually they have a token photo or three from Amman, but I haven't seen anything thus far.Iraq
is even more interesting, as Muqtada al-Sadr's brainwashed goons are usually really
good about drumming up a decent faux-protest over anything anti-Western, yet mum's been the word from there today as well. Does their conspicuous absence in this event bode ill for Sadr's dummies? Or is it typical anti-Iranian
I'll keep an eye on the wires, of course, but I think at 110 photographs total (of which roughly 103 are posted here), it's been a pretty productive day OF RAGE.
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