Iranians rally on ‘al-Quds Day’
Pro-and anti-government demonstrators have filled the streets of the Iranian capital, Tehran, for coinciding rallies marking the country’s annual Palestinian solidarity day.
Opposition supporters chanted anti-government slogans and waved green banners as they rallied on Friday in defiance of a government warning against using the annual al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day rally to protest.
Explosion of fury on al Quds day
An opposition supporter reacts to tear gas while attending a protest coinciding with government-sponsored rallies to mark al Quds day. AP
Iranian opposition supporters fought pitched battles with riot police and hardliners yesterday in the first show of defiance since the regime crushed protests against the re-election as president of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad two months ago. Police fired tear gas, while reformists retaliated with rocks and bricks. The National
It was not immediately possible to independently verify the reports.
Witnesses reported instances of clashes between the rival demonstrators as well as between opposition supporters and security forces.
In one instance, a group of Iranian protesters attacked Mohammad Khatami, a reformist former president, while he was marching with opposition supporters in Tehran, a reformist website reported. More from Al Jizz
Praise to Allah, curse the infidels: Ramadamadamdam is over!
The myth of al-Aqsa
- Islam discovered Jerusalem 50 years after Mohammad’s death,Â only to forget about it…
- Jerusalem is a city that Islam essentially ignored for most of the first twelve centuries of its existence is suddenly considered vitally important – only after Jews recovered control of Jerusalem.
Al-Quds Day (Persian:Â Ø±ÙˆØ² Ø¬Ù‡Ø§Ù†ÛŒ Ù‚Ø¯Ø³ orÂ Persian:Â Ø±ÙˆØ² Ù‚Ø¯Ø³,Â Quds Day), is an annual event on the last Friday ofRamadan, expressing solidarity with theÂ Palestinian people and opposingÂ Zionism as well asÂ Israel’s control ofJerusalem (both West Jerusalem andÂ occupied–East Jerusalem). Anti-Zionist demonstrations are held on this day in some Muslim and Arab countries and by Muslim and Arab communities around the world, but particularly inÂ Iran, where Ayatollah Khomeini first introduced the event. The Iranian government sponsors and organizes the day’s parades within Iran. (from wikipedia)
“I inviteÂ Muslims all over the globe to consecrate the last Friday of the holy month ofÂ Ramadan as Al-Quds Day and to proclaim the international solidarity of Muslims in support of the legitimate rights of the Muslim people ofÂ Palestine.
For many years, I have been notifying the Muslims of the danger posed by the usurperÂ Israel which today has intensified its savage attacks against the Palestinian brothers and sisters, and which, in the south of Lebanon in particular, is continually bombing Palestinian homes in the hope of crushing the Palestinian struggle. I ask all the Muslims of the world and the Muslim governments to join together to sever the hand of this usurper and its supporters. I call on all the Muslims of the world to select as Al-Quds Day the last Friday in the holy month of Ramadan – which is itself a determining period and can also be the determiner of the Palestinian people’s fate – and through a ceremony demonstrating the solidarity of Muslims world-wide, announce their support for the legitimate rights of the Muslim people. I ask God Almighty for the victory of the Muslims over the infidels.”
And since that day, Muslims around the world go apeshit and scream Â “Death to Israel” and “Death to the United States.”
Question: why would Sunni Muslims listen to a Shiite rafidite dog who is lower than a kafir?
The awful Al Quds mosque is built on the temple mount, the holiest place in Judaism. The idiotic claims by Mohammed worshipers that the false prophet of Islam somehow departed from here to his heavenly bordello adds insult to injury. More here…
The myth of al-Aqsa
Holiness of Jerusalem to Islam has always been politically motivated
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When the Islamic Prophet Mohammad established Islam, he introduced a minimum of innovations. He employed the hallowed personages, historic legends and sacred sites of Judaism and Christianity, and even paganism, by Islamizing them. Thus, according to Islam, Abraham was the first Muslim and Jesus and St. John (the sons of Miriam, sister of Moses and Aron) were prophets and guardians of the second heaven. Many Biblical legends (“asatir al-awwalin”,) which were familiar to the pagan Arabs before the dawn of Islam, underwent an Islamic conversion, and the Koran as well as the Hadith (the Islamic oral tradition), are replete with them.
Islamization was practiced on places as well as persons: Mecca and the holy stone – al-Ka’bah – were holy sites of the pre-Islamic pagan Arabs. The Umayyad Mosque in Damascus and the Great Mosque of Istanbul were erected on the sites of Christian-Byzantine churches – two of the better known examples of how Islam treats sanctuaries of other faiths.
Jerusalem, too, underwent the process of Islamization: at first Muhammad attempted to convince the Jews near Medina to join his young community, and, by way of persuasion, established the direction of prayer (kiblah) to be to the north, towards Jerusalem, in keeping with Jewish practice; but after he failed in this attempt he turned against the Jews, killed many of them, and directed the kiblah southward, towards Mecca.
Muhammad’s abandonment of Jerusalem explains the fact that this city is not mentioned even once in the Koran. After Palestine was occupied by the Muslims, its capital was Ramlah, 30 miles to the west of Jerusalem, signifying that Jerusalem meant nothing to them.
Islam rediscovered Jerusalem 50 years after Mohammad’s death. In 682 CE, Abd Allah ibn al-Zubayr rebelled against the Islamic rulers in Damascus, conquered Mecca and prevented pilgrims from reaching Mecca for the Hajj. Abd al-Malik, the Umayyad Calif, needed an alternative site for the pilgrimage and settled on Jerusalem which was then under his control. In order to justify this choice, a verse from the Koran was chosen (17,1 = sura 17, verse,) which states (translation by Majid Fakhri):
“Glory to Him who caused His servant to travel by night from the Sacred Mosque to the Farthest Mosque, whose precincts We have blessed, in order to show him some of Our Signs, He is indeed the All-Hearing, the All-Seeing. ”
The meaning ascribed to this verse is that “the furthest mosque” (al-masgid al-aqsa) is in Jerusalem and that Mohammad was conveyed there one night (although at that time the journey took three days by camel,) on the back of al-Buraq, a magical horse with the head of a woman, wings of an eagle, the tail of a peacock, and hoofs reaching to the horizon. He tethered the horse to the Western Wall of the Temple Mount and from there ascended to the seventh heaven together with the angel Gabriel. On his way he met the prophets of other religions who are the guardians of heaven.
Thus Islam tries to gain legitimacy over other, older religions, by creating a scene in which the former prophets agree to Mohammad’s mastery, thus making him Khatam al-Anbiya (“the Seal of the Prophets”.)