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Quds Day, day of solidarity with Palestine

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Record numbers are expected at this year's rallies because the world has been awoken by the unspeakably horrific atrocities being perpetrated by the Zionist entity in Gaza and the occupied West Bank.

Quds Day is commemorated all over the world, traditionally, on the last Friday of Ramadan; it is a day of international solidarity with the Palestinian people, named with the Arabic word for the capital of Palestine.

Quds Day was introduced in 1979 by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

I invite Muslims all over the globe to consecrate the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan as Al-Quds Day and to proclaim the international solidarity of Muslims in support of the legitimate rights of the Muslim people of Palestine.

Ruhollah Khomeini, Founder of Islamic Republic of Iran

Quds Day was a response to Jerusalem Day in which Jewish settlers go on a rampage around Al-Quds, which they call Jerusalem, chanting racist slogans, including 'May your village burn'.

The Zionist entity heightened attempts to suppress Quds Day after the Gaza massacre in 2008-2009. The worldwide revulsion against the massacre led to a significant rise in support for the Palestinians and worldwide protest.

Quds Day is marked in over 80 Islamic and non-Islamic countries. In the West, these include the United States of America, Canada, Australia, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, France and Greece.

The Muslim unity displayed on Quds Day is a threat to the Zionist entity and its supporters and assets in the West and elsewhere. Accordingly, the Zionists have mobilized their assets to denounce Quds Day and to claim that its celebration exhibits extremism and anti-semitism.

In the UK, Zionist groups have been attempting to sabotage the event for more than 15 years.

In the US, Zionist entity assets have gone on the offensive. The Anti-Defamation League denounced Quds Day in 2016 as 'a hateful demonstration of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiment'. In 2022, it ludicrously labeled calls for the dismantling of Zionism as 'genocidal ambitions'

In Germany, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, the domestic intelligence agency, published, in 2019, a deeply racist report on anti-Semitism in Islamist extremism.

The report specifically singled out Quds Day and denounced a huge range of Muslim political groups as 'extreme' and labeled them with the Zionist created notion of Islamic anti-Semitism.

The report openly states that German intelligence spies on peaceful and legal Muslim activists, so long as they're defined as Islamist, a racist term which effectively covers any Muslim active in politics.

The temporary Zionist entity continues its onslaught of ethnic cleansing and murder in Gaza and throughout the region.

Complicit Western governments continue to try and repress pro-Palestine sentiment, however, this year Quds Day rallies are to take place at a juncture where support for Palestine is at a historic high as a result of the genocide in Gaza.

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