Banning Al-Quds Day’s Support for Terror

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An Al-Quds Day rally in London. THe yellow flag of Hezbollah can be seen waving (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
An Al-Quds Day rally in London with yellow Hezbollah flags borne aloft. (Photo: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Al-Quds (Jersualem) Day is an annual Iranian-sponsored hate fest sponsored by Tehran on the last Friday in Ramadan. “Celebrations” in Western capitals feature the waving of Hezbollah flags and calls for the eradication of all the Jews in Israel. In two locations – Toronto and London – these “parades” may be coming to an end.

In Toronto, the premier-elect of Ontario, Doug Ford, vowed to ban the rally.

“Our government will take action to ensure that events like Al-Quds Day, which calls for the killing of an entire civilian population in Israel, are no longer part of the landscape in Ontario. Blatantly racist or anti-Semitic ideology should never be permitted on the grounds of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario [where the rally takes place], or anywhere else in in our province.” tweeted Ford.

In the UK, it was reported that Sajid Javid will move this year to ban the political wing of Hezbollah, a power that he holds as home secretary. That would at least prevent Hezbollah flags from being waved on the streets of London.

The military wing of the Iranian-funded Lebanese terror group was banned in the country in 2008 and in the European Union in 2012 following Hezbollah’s attack on an Israeli bus in Burgas, Bulgaria.

Many argue the distinction between the terror group’s political and military wings is ludicrous, however the EU backed away from a full designation for fear of jeopardizing its relations with Lebanon, where Hezbollah’s political party and its allies now enjoy control over the government.

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