Thursday, February 22, 2024

Photos: Pro-Hamas Islamists Rally in D.C.

NewsPhotos: Pro-Hamas Islamists Rally in D.C.

Thousands of protesters thronged the streets of Washington, D.C. on Saturday to express their anger at President Biden for supporting Israel.

“Joseph Robinette Biden Jr., we charge you with genocide. We charge you with genocide. We charge you with genocide,” yelled Omar Suleiman of the Yaqeen Institute from the podium, leading the crowd to repeat after him in a chant.

A handful of Muslim Brotherhood affiliates including, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), and the Islamic Circle of North American (ICNA) organized the Saturday rally and march with over three hundred endorsing organizations.

A black Shahada flag, popular amongst Jihadists and Islamists, fluttered above the crowd.
Protesters chanted “Intifada, Revolution! Intifada, Revolution! Free, Free Palestine, Free, Free Palestine!” Intifada means “shaking off” and represents the Palestinian struggle to expel Israel “from the river to the sea.”
The crowd expressed solidarity with Yemen’s Houthis by flying the Yemini flag. “Allahu Akbar, Death to America, Death to Israel, Curse Upon the Jews, Victory to Islam,” is the Houthis’ slogan. Rally speakers lauded South Africa, and attendees flew flags in support of South Africa’s case against Israel in The Hague.
Man wearing Hamas-style headband waves Palestinian flag.
A protester clutches a Palestinian flag in one hand and waves the flag of the mullahs, the flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran, with the other.
A man waves the flags of Yemen and Palestine. 
Protesters gathered outside the White House.
Protesters gathered outside the White House.
Rally attendees could be seen shaking the security fence outside the White House and throwing objects over it.

All photographs by Susannah Johnston, Focus on Western Islamism’s investigative journalist.

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