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NYC Muslim Day Parade: "This is My Country"

Thu, September 27, 2012

New York City’s annual Muslim Day Parade, held on Sunday, Sept.23, featured a speaker that called on the UN to institute an international law against free speech and another that rapped about “Zionist Nazis,” boasting that “we have the unborn martyrs in our wombs.”

The latter presentation so disgusted NY State Senator Tony Avella, a VIP marshall of the festivities, that the senator walked out of the event.

The parade’s official program featured a picture of the White House with the black flag of Islam flying over it. Ironically, it was this very picture that The New York Times, in an article titled “In Police Training, A Dark Film on U.S. Muslims,” lambasted our film, The Third Jihad, for using. (The Times, as well as other media, assumed we had made the illustration when, in fact, it was an illustration made by Muslims themselves.) The illustration originally accompanied an article that spoke of the growth of Muslims in America. The article claimed that Muslims in America grew from 50,000 to 6 million in the past 25 years.

The shehada flag was found in many places during the parade, including on stage in front of a group of children.  

The back flag contains the shehada, which states, “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is his prophet.” The flag, which oftentimes features a sword alongside the shehada, is associated with Al-Qaeda, however, in actuality, it is Islam’s most ancient banner, popularized by the Abbasid caliphs in the 800's. The flag which is usually replete with a sword as well as the shehada, has been adopted by al-Qaeda as a statement of Islam’s heritage, replete with jihad against the infidel.

Ironically, the parade’s theme this year was "Islam Advocates Peace and Justice for All." Public relations material for the parade states, that "Since 1983, The Muslim American Day Parade has brought together Muslim-Americans from the five boroughs and beyond, celebrating the rich, cultural traditions of a faith that has provided hope, support, and comfort to generations of New Yorkers."

The NYPD Marching Band led the parade down Madison Ave. to the tune of "This is My Country."

Watch a few parts of the event and clips from extremist speeches which led State Senator to walk out.