Major US Protests Against Ahmedinajad
Arutz Sheve, Hillel Fendel Au Sep 23, 2009
Several major protests are scheduled for 12 noon on Thursday, in New York City, Washington, and elsewhere, against Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s scheduled speech in the United Nations.
In New York City, a host of organizations will be gathering outside the UN at Dag Hammerskjold Plaza, 42nd St. & 2nd Ave. The rally will call for “freedom from Iran’s nuclear threat to Israel, America and the free world; freedom from the United Nation’s anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel; freedom from the threat of Radical Islam to the free world; and freedom from Obama’s anti-Israel policy of pandering to the Arab world and pressuring Israel to self-destruct.”
Protestors are being asked to bring Israeli and American flags, as well as banners and signs. “As radical Islam is on the march,” Americans for a Safe Israel/AFSI explains, “fueled by Saudi and Iranian money and terror, abetted by the United Abominations, one has to be prepared to answer the child’s question: ‘What did you do to prevent this from happening?’”Click here to see the video story: Iranian-Born Americans Explain Protest
The wide range of sponsoring organizations includes: Stand for Freedom in Iran Coalition; Progressive American Iranian Committee; StandWithUs, Jewish Community Relations Council of New York; UJA-Federation of New York; National Interagency Task Force on Iran; Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union; New York City Central Labor Council: AFL-CIO; American Federation of Teachers; United Federation of Teachers; NAACP - New York Conference; The Cathedral of St. John the Divine; New York Coalition of 100 Black Women; Puerto Rican Coalition; 100 Hispanic Women;
At the same time, in Washington, D.C., thousands are expected to participate in a similar rally, entitled “Stand for Freedom From Iranian Threats.” The said threats include terrorism, nuclear bombs, and human rights abuses. This rally, too, will be held Thursday at noon, at Farragut Square Park. “Join the thousands of Americans who stand for freedom from the threat of a nuclear Iran, as President Ahmadinejad addresses the UN General Assembly,” call the two sponsors, the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and the Jewish Community Relations Council.
Other similar demonstrations will be held elsewhere in the United States against Ahmadinejad and his regime's human rights abuses and nuclear aspirations. Standwithus.com and the Israel Project provide this list: Los Angeles: Wednesday, September 23, 6-10 PM at the Federal Building on Wilshire and Veteran Detroit: Thursday, September 24, 5:30 PM, at Holocaust Memorial Center Zekelman Family Campus in Farmington Hills St. Louis: Thursday, September 24, noon, at Jewish Federation, 12 Millstone Campus Dr. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/133561#replies