Also this year STOP THE BOMB supports the protests against anti-Semitic "Quds Day" in Vienna, the annual hate fest that is sponsored worldwide by the Iranian regime to call for Israel's annihilation.
The protest rally "Together against any form of antisemitism! #NoQudsDay in Vienna" is organized by the broad Alliance against Quds-Day in Vienna and will take place on June 24th.
Together against any form of anti-Semitism! #NoQudsDay in Vienna
Info desk & rally
Saturday, 24 June 2017, 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Speeches start at 3:30 approximately
(Corner Neubaugasse/Amerlingstraße), 1060 Vienna
after the "Islamic Revolution" in Iran in 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini
introduced the so-called "Quds Day" as an anti-Semitic and anti-Israel
hate fest in Iran and worldwide. "Al Quds" means Jerusalem in Arabic and
under the slogan of the "liberation of Jerusalem from Zionist
occupation" the Iranian regime and its allies mobilize for the
annihilation of Israel.
A gender-segregated demonstration led by
mullahs follows this call every year in Vienna and openly spreads
anti-Semitic propaganda in public. In the past the organizers posted
cartoons in the social media that called for the murder of Jews and
disseminated anti-Semitic conspiracy theories by claiming that Israel
would "breed" the "Islamic State". The Ministry of Interior registered
Hezbollah and jihad flags as well as anti-Semitic banners saying
"Boycott the 4th Reich, Zionists = Nazis" and depicting a Star of David
mutating into a swastika.
The central goal of the Iranian regime -
Israel's annihilation - has not changed since 1979. The allegedly
"moderate" Hassan Rouhani calls Israel a "festering tumor". In a missile
test in March 2016, Iranian long-range ballistic missiles were marked
with "Israel must be wiped out". The Iranian regime boasts about
financing Hezbollah and Palestinian terror against Israel.
to the regime's bloody terror are also those Iranians who wish to evade
the regimentation of their lives by the regime - be it political
activists, unionists, homosexuals, religious minorities or just simply
young people who want to live their lives in self-determination and
without the Sharia's constant coercion. Under Rouhani more people have
been executed than under his predecessor Ahmadinejad. Iran has the
highest number of executions per capita worldwide.
It is a
scandal that Austria is still at the forefront when it comes to doing
business with the henchmen in Tehran. Austrian politicians and companies
are cozying up to the regime while their Iranian hosts organize even
more Holocaust denial events. From the "Supreme Leader" down, the denial
of the Shoah is still being celebrated by the Iranian regime.
view of Austria's special responsibility for combatting anti-Semitism"
the Austrian government adopted the IHRA definition of anti-Semitism on
April 25th in order to counter the hatred against Jews and Israel. Prior
to that Vienna's mayor Michael Häupl introduced the first monitoring
committee on anti-Semitism at the city hall. Anti-semitic hatred,
however, does not only exist in the milieu of neo-Nazis, fraternities or
circles close to the FPÖ. For years anti-Semitic incidents occured
during "Quds-Day" - we therefore call upon all anti-Fascist politicians
in Vienna and upon civil society to join our alliance and to take a
clear stand against "Quds-March"!
- Ban the anti-Semitic "Quds-March"!
- Solidarity with Israel! Against any form of anti-Semitism!
- Solidarity with the democratic and secular opposition in Iran and in exile!
- No state visits at and of Holocaust deniers!
- No business with the Iranian regime!
For more information about the activities against "Quds Day" in Berlin please visit the websites of Berlin's Antifascist Alliance against Al Quds-Day as well as of the Alliance against Quds-March.