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Happy Al-Quds West-Hating Fun Day

Is this the next Jihadi Idol?
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, huh?

;)

Last updated 22:39 EDT

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Other bloggers discussing these festivities: Power Line ("Biran?" Heh!), Atlas Shrugs, Gateway Pundit, Michelle Malkin
Update: 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:

[Ed:—It's telling that this sign is written in Russian as well as Arabic.] (ISNA/Mohammad Akhlagi)


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.

So, it's not "дар" or gift. Perhaps, the gift of a different kind.


Update: 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!

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Afghanistan



Afghans carry effigies of the U.S. President Geroge Bush (L) and Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert during an anti-Israel rally to mark Jerusalem Day in Kabul October 5, 2007. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)


REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)


REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)


REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)


REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)


REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)


REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)


REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)


(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)


(AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)


REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)


REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)


REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (AFGHANISTAN)


(AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)


(AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)


 

Islamic Nuclear Republic of Iran



Holding a pro-Palestinian poster Iranian female protesters attend an anti-Israel rally called 'Al-Quds Day' (Jerusalem Day), in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. 'Al-Quds Day,' Arabic for Jerusalem, is a national holiday established by the Iranian late spiritual leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini to assert Muslim claims on the holy city. After Khomeini toppled the pro-Western Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in 1979, he declared the last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan as an international day of struggle against Israel and for the liberation of Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)


(AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)


Demonstrators burn Israeli flags while attending a demonstration to mark the anniversary of Jerusalem Day in Tehran October 5, 2007. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)


REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)


Well lookee, lookee: Who's that I see joining the party?

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, center, attends an anti-Israeli rally marking 'Al-Quds Day' (Jerusalem Day), to support the Palestinian cause, in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. Millions of Iranians attended nationwide rallies Friday in support of the Palestinians, while the country's hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Israel's continued existence was an 'insult to human dignity.' (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)


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:

(AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)


(AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)


(AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)


[Ed:—Religion of Peace City. BTW, the background is a poster depicting Western bombs, falling on "innocent" Muslim lands.] (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)


[Ed.:—The Nazis never had it so good. These guys have the press on their side, after all.] (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)


REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi (IRAN)


REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)


REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)


REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)


REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)


REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)


REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)


REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)


REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)


REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)


REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)


REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)


All Englishmen out there ought to know what Mahmoud's trying to say in this next one:

(AFP/Atta Kenare)


REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)


REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)


REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)


REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)


 

Pakistan



Pakistani Shiite Muslims burn an Israeli flag during a protest to mark the Al-Quds (Jerusalem) day, 03 October 2007 in Karachi. Shiite Muslims held rallies across the country against the United States and Israel and prayed for the liberation of Palestine. AFP PHOTO/Rizwan TABASSUM


AFP PHOTO/Rizwan TABASSUM


REUTERS/Athar Hussain (PAKISTAN)


REUTERS/Athar Hussain (PAKISTAN)


A girl holds a toy gun as she takes part in a rally to mark Jerusalem Day in Karachi October 5, 2007. REUTERS/Athar Hussain (PAKISTAN)


Shi'ite Muslims burn an effigy of U.S. President George W. Bush and a U.S. flag during a rally to mark Jerusalem Day in Karachi October 5, 2007. REUTERS/Athar Hussain (PAKISTAN)


(AP Photo/Jamal Ahmed)


(AP Photo/Jamal Ahmed)


[Ed:—Repeat after me: "Islam is a bloodthirsty cult." Now forward that little message to CAIR, would'ya?](AP Photo/Jamal Ahmed)


REUTERS/Athar Hussain (PAKISTAN)


 

Kashmir


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!

Kashmiri Shiite Muslim protesters shout anti-US and anti-Israel slogans, as they burn an Israeli flag during a demonstration in Srinagar, India, Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. Dozens of people in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir demonstrated Friday in support of Palestine. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)


(AP Photo/Dar Yasin)


(AP Photo/Dar Yasin)


REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR)


(AP Photo/Dar Yasin)


REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR)


REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR)


Muslims shout anti-U.S. slogans during a protest in Jammu, India, Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. The demonstration was against what the protesters said is illegal occupation of Palestine by Israel. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)


(AP Photo/Channi Anand)


 

Syria



Palestinians demonstrators march during a rally to mark Jerusalem Day at Yarmuok refugee camp near Damascus October 5,2007. REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri (SYRIA)


(AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)


(AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi)


REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri (SYRIA)


REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri (SYRIA)


REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri (SYRIA)


REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri (SYRIA)


 

"Palestine"



Palestinian Islamic Jihad supporters burn an U.S flag during a protest to mark the annual Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day, in the northern Gaza strip October 5, 2007. REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah (GAZA)


REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah (GAZA)


REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah (GAZA)


REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah (GAZA)


(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)


REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah (GAZA)


REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah (GAZA)


REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah (GAZA)


(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)


 

Indonesia



Indonesian Muslims march during an anti-Israel protest in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia, Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. Hundreds of Muslims staged the demonstration to commemorate the International Day of Quds, an annual event opposing Israel's control of Jerusalem, which is held every last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Trisnadi)


(AP Photo/Irwin Fedriansyah)


 

Turkey



With a poster of the Hamas' Syria-based leader Khaled Mashaal in the background, a Turkish woman and a girl attend a pro-Palestinian demonstration to mark the 'Al-Quds Day,' the Arabic name for Jerusalem Day, following the Friday prayers in Istanbul, Turkey, Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. Last Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is observed in many Muslim countries as 'Al-Quds Day,' as a way of expressing support to the Palestinians and emphasizing the importance of Jerusalem to Muslims. (AP Photo/Murad Sezer)


(AP Photo/Murad Sezer)


(AP Photo/Ibrahim Usta)


(AP Photo/Ibrahim Usta)


Protesters attend a demonstration in front of Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, October 5, 2007, to mark the annual Al-Quds Day. The banner reads "Killer Israel get out of Palestine. Jerusalem has been under Zionist invasion for 40 years." REUTERS/Osman Orsal (TURKEY)


(AP Photo/Ibrahim Usta)


(AP Photo/Murad Sezer)


REUTERS/Fatih Saribas (TURKEY)


REUTERS/Fatih Saribas(TURKEY)


REUTERS/Fatih Saribas (TURKEY)


REUTERS/Fatih Saribas (TURKEY)


REUTERS/Fatih Saribas(TURKEY)


REUTERS/Fatih Saribas (TURKEY)


 

Lebanon



Lebanese women wave Hezbollah and Palestinian flags as they gather at the Fatima Gate border fence with Israel to stage a demonstration for 'Al-Quds Day' (Jerusalem Day), in the southern town of Kfar Kila, Lebanon Friday, Oct. 5, 2007. Last Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is observed in many Muslim countries as 'Al-Quds Day,' as a way of expressing support to the Palestinians and emphasizing the importance of Jerusalem to Muslims. (AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)


(AP Photo/Mohammed Zaatari)


 

Bahrain



A boy who calls himself a Hezbollah fighter takes part in a march held to mark Martyrs Day, celebrated annually every last Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Manama October 5, 2007. REUTERS/Hamad I. Mohammed (BAHRAIN)


REUTERS/Hamad I. Mohammed (BAHRAIN)


[Ed:—Uhh, yeah.. 'cuz there's no death and destruction in the Muslim world, right?] REUTERS/Hamad I. Mohammed (BAHRAIN)


(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)


 

Egypt



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 sentiment?

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.

 Tags: channi anand dar yasin fayaz kabli ismael zaydah khaled al-hariri morteza nikoubazl raheb homavandi rizwan tabassum vahid salemi AFP AP REUTERS Your Protest Stinks


Comments:

#1 05-Oct-2007
WHAT A BUNCH OF SAVAGES !!!!
#2 Urban Infidel 05-Oct-2007
Very nice photo round up. I can feel the love all the way here in NY.
#3 Julio Jurenito 05-Oct-2007
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.

So, it's not "дар" or gift. Perhaps, the gift of a different kind.

This is in reference to:
http://www.snappedshot.com/uploads/Protests/qods4.jpg
#4 Brian C. Ledbetter 05-Oct-2007
Julio,

Thank you very much for the correction—I've made a note your insight up above.

Мои Русски ета НИ хорошо!

Regards,
Brian
#5 Shane 05-Oct-2007
God deliver us from evil
#6 Jenn 05-Oct-2007
Odd.. they show support for the "palestinian people", who in reality are just A-Rab cast offs from around the region by marching in the streets and burning flags and waving guns around.

How about they show support for the poor people of "palestine" by letting them move in with them, you know, back where they belong.

You could parade these pictures across the MSM 24/7 and there are still idiot in this country who think we can "give peace a chance".
#7 Stacy 05-Oct-2007
I am so disappointed, just where the hell was Rageboy?
#8 Brian C. Ledbetter 05-Oct-2007
Stacy,

Me too! I miss the little fella! Three theories:

1. Most likely, he has been thrown in the Klink again (see here, which was the last time I saw him on the photo wires)

2. The wire photographers are aware that his face attracts a lot of mockery, so they hesitate to take his picture. (I'm hoping for this to be the case, but it's not likely.)

3. He's found more productive work. (Yeah, right.)

Regards,
Brian
#9 Render 05-Oct-2007
You do nice work Brian. It's good to see your name up in the lights over at LGF.

ARMED
LIZARDS,
R
#10 Brian C. Ledbetter 05-Oct-2007
Thanks for the kind words, Render! I'm glad to hear that you enjoy the site!

Regards,
Brian
#11 John 05-Oct-2007
I am glad to see that you put palistine and palistinians in quotes. For them to use a word that in no way, shape or form constitues a term that historically identifies anyone (other than sea-faring invaders from around the 15th century BC--the Hebrew "Plishtim" or "Philistine") is the utmost in idiocy. If anyone created the miserable state in which these people live, it is themselves and the other Arab states. They are a tool of these fanatical Islamists.

At some point, everyone who enjoys freedom and liberty will learn the dangers of fanatical Islam. I fear that when we reach this point, it will be too late, and the point will be reached that their freedoms and liberties will have been taken away.
#12 GBU28 05-Oct-2007
If the members of the relgion of peace spent less time demonstrating and burning the world, and they, would be better off. Why hasn't the main stream media criticised Mahmoud Atemydinnerjacket's statement about Israel being an insult to human dignity as a contradiction to his "love-in" statements in New York recently.
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