Under pressure from pro-Israeli groups, Toronto City Hall has come out swinging against the annual Quds Day rally and want to deny it public space that the fascists, racist, zionists and white supremacists enjoy without any hindrance.
On March 20, 2019, the Toronto City Council held hearings into the annual Quds Day rally in Toronto that is held in the last week of Ramadan every year. Pro-Israeli Zionist groups have alleged the rally “spreads hate” and have called for banning it. A number of submissions were made to the City Council both for and against the Quds Day rally. We reproduce below the submission by Prof. (Emeritus) Michael Keefer to City Council in support of the rally.
The Zionists are compulsive liars. These were on full display following the Quds Day rally in Toronto in June. Their libelous allegations, however, are now going to be challenged in court.
In keeping with its tradition of hosting the largest Quds Day rally in North America, Toronto once again maintained this position on June 9.
The annual Quds Day rally has got the Zionists all riled up. Unable to prevent the marh despite using illegal tactics, they have resorted to spreading lies about it.
Reader Ahmed Mohamad Ali explains why the Zionists are getting hysterical about the success of Quds rallies in Toronto.
This year's Quds Day rally in Toronto again attracted thousands including Christian and Jewish speakers who condemned Zionist crimes against the innocent Palestinians. Starting in a park north of Queens Park because the Zionist-dominated provincial government and security establishment refused permission to use the legislative grounds for the start of the rally, participants marched through the streets to the US consulate.1
Masjid al Aqsa, the first qibla of Muslims, remains under Zionist occupation. Zionist squatters are becoming more aggressive and belligerently encroaching on the noble Sanctuary. It is incumbent on Muslims to highlight this and take urgent steps to redress this. A good starting point is the Quds Day rallies organized worldwide on the last Friday of Ramadan.
Toronto has the distinction of holding the largest Quds Day rally in North America. Toronto’s rallies are attended not only by Muslims but also fair-minded, justice-seeking Christians, Jews, and members of other faiths.
It was my first year attending the Quds Day rally in Toronto. Despite the hot weather and Ramadan, the participants’ enthusiasm was very high.
The first annual International Quds Day Conference and Exhibition, is being organised by the Islamic Movement in Nigeria
Organizers of the Quds Day rally can be truly proud of their achievement in bringing out thousands of people onto the streets of Toronto for the annual Quds Day rally. Toronto has the proud tradition of hosting the largest rally in North America. This year was no exception despite the Pan Am Games that had resulted in many roads being closed.
Quds Day rallies are growing worldwide reflecting the deep concern among people of all faiths about Israeli injustices against the Palestinians. There is special concern about Zionist plans to undermine Masjid al Aqsa, the first qibla of Muslims. Despite the disruptive tactics of the takfiris, Quds Day rallies continue to attract huge public attention.
Even while there are many problems afflicting the Muslim world, the issue of al-Quds and Palestine cannot be forgotten. That is what makes the annual Quds Day rallies so important.
About 1500 people braved the cold and the hostile media to attend the Quds Day protests in London, UK, on Sunday 9 December. Traditionally held on the last Friday of Ramadan all over the world, the march broke with tradition in several ways this year.