My friend’s sister-in-law has a ‘Hadith a Day Calendar’ and for today it had said, ‘Speak up against the oppressors!’. That got the ball rolling and we ended up at the protest in front of the Israeli Consulate organized by Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid (CAIA). The Jews set up a counter protest. Their 100 people had no chance against our 1000+! At one point a dude got the microphone and said, ‘It is our DUTY to defend Israel’.., he got booed down soooo bad that they never spoke again!
Kudos to all the Torontonians (Muslims and Non Muslims, including orthodox Jews) that showed up and gave it all they got whilst fasting.
As for those that ask, ‘What does waving flags/posters and yelling slogans achieve?’. It shows that we care for our Ummah! Also far better than sitting at home and just watching the skewed footages on TV!
Funniest moment was when a random man nonchalantly cycled through the protest with an Argentina flag.
#ROM #DowntownToronto #ListenUpHarper