Tens of thousands of Muslims chanted “Death to America” and “Death to Israel” at the annual Hajj pilgrimage, which the Ayatollah of Iran called “a symbol of spirituality.”
The Arab Ahlul Bayt News Agency reported, “The pilgrims chanted anti-US and anti-Zionist slogans during the ceremony, also attended by the Supreme Leader’s representative for Hajj affairs, Hojatoleslam Ali Qazi-Asgar.
“God is the Greatest“, “Death to Israel” and “Death to America” were among slogans chanted by the masses in unison as they gathered in the Desert of Arafat near Mecca, where more than 2 million Muslims have gathered.
Qazi-Asgar read a message from the Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic Revolution in Iran, who told Muslims to engage in “struggle and resistance against the aggressions of the United States and the Zionist regime.”
“Today the Zionist regime is no more the undefeatable monster of 30 years ago,” he said. “The United States and the West are also no more the unquestionable decision-makers of the Middle East that they were two decades ago. Today the arrogant United States, the self-styled commandant of the Islamic region and the real sponsor of the Zionist regime, is bogged down in the quagmire of its own making in Afghanistan.”
We can perceive the “Alliance of Civilizations”, hein? 😯
Imagine what would have happened if in a Christian or Jewish (or Hindu…), participants would have chanted “Death to Saudi Arabia” or “Death to Iran”. The best thing people would have told them would have been “racists” and “warmonger”.
But has this been widely reported? I don’t really have seen it on TV, haven’t listened to this on the radio… So I can safely say that at least here, it hasn’t been reported “widely”… 😡