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Muslim Unity Parade Peppered With Anti-Israel Voices

By    |   Monday, 15 Sep 2014 04:07 PM

New York City's 29th annual Muslim Day Parade, held on Sunday, promised a theme of "Islam and America Share Common Values," but the event attracted anti-Israeli protesters and speakers.

Further, reports Breitbart, flyers were handed out showing an image of Egyptian President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi with swastikas on his face.

There was no group listed as sponsor, but four men's names and phone numbers were listed on the event's website as contacts.

The flyers against al-Sisi, who has stopped the Muslim Brotherhood from expanding in his country, showed the ire many Islamists hold against him.

One poster declared he was "wanted for crimes against humanity" and another promised a huge turnout against his visit to the United Nations on Sept. 25.

However, Breitbart reports, there were no Islamic State (ISIS) or jihad flags flying at the parade, as in the past. Most women there wore traditional garments, but they reportedly were mostly colorful, or "friendly," as opposed to black and "unfriendly." And there were just a few women in face masks or burqas.

In addition, the president of the Muslim Foundation of America, Ainul Haque, urged Muslims to get united on Muslim-specific goals, such as school holidays for children and "Allah's food" in schools.

Another speaker said Muslims have been persecuted, but "we always obey the law . . .  please obey the law. America is our homeland . . . we are not going anywhere."

Other speakers, being more political, called for justice for people in Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, and Kashmir.

ISIS also came up, with a speaker insisting that the insurgents do not represent Islam.

"Be with democracy, not with dictators," he said. "We have to help democratic governments to end occupation everywhere."

In addition, Imam Tafsirli of the Harlem Islamic cultural center denounced ISIS, saying that "you cannot be a Muslim without believing in Jesus."

Some at the parade, though, took issue with some of the demonstrations, including one depicting the hanging of an Egyptian woman, reports The Blaze. 

The float was actually a display in the back of a pickup truck bearing a "free Egypt" symbol associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, and featuring a mannequin of a woman draped in an Egyptian flag.

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New York City's 29th annual Muslim Day Parade, held on Sunday, promised a theme of "Islam and America Share Common Values," but the event attracted anti-Israeli protesters and speakers.
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