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Democrat Eliot Engel appears at pro-Israel rally featuring anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller

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Democrat Eliot Engel appears at pro-Israel rally featuring anti-Muslim activist Pamela Geller

By Alex Kane (MondoWeiss)

Engel is a liberal Congressional Democrat, though he is a hawk on foreign policy issues. Geller is a far-right anti-Muslim blogger whose organization Stop Islamization of America was labeled a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Geller has called President Barack Obama “a muhammadan” and floated theories that Obama is the child of Malcolm X and was involved with a “crack whore.” And she is allied with Tea Party groups.

But those stark political differences melt away when it comes to showing up to support Israel’s assault on Gaza. Engel’s and Geller’s speeches were delivered to a rally featuring hundreds of people chanting things like “Israel wants peace, Hamas wants war” and “We are the Jews and we are not afraid.” The show of support for the Israeli assault on Gaza, which has killed at least 375 Palestinians, the vast majority of them civilians, was reportedly organized by local New York Jews.

Here’s more footage of the rally from VIN News:

“I urge you to stand with Israel today,” Geller said at the rally. “But if you don’t, the devil will be at your doorstep tomorrow. Am Yisrael Chai!”

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Geller is a staunch advocate for Israel, and has repeatedly created controversies by buying ad space in cities and putting up inflammatory anti-Muslim messages on them. One ad she has put up in New York and elsewhere reads: “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man.” Below those words and in between two Stars of David, the advertisement read: “Support Israel. Defeat Jihad.” She repeated that message at the rally.

Engel’s ardent support for Israel has lead him to appear alongside right-wing figures in other venues. In 2008, Engel came under criticism from progressives for speaking at the Christians United for Israel conference. (via. LoonWatch)

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10 Comments »

  1. i work at albertsons supermarrkets in albuquerque, nm. if you are a muslim employee at albertsons, beware. you will be bullied and discriminated against.

  2. i work at albertsons supermarrkets in albuquerque, nm. if you are a muslim employee at albertsons, beware. you will be bullied and discriminated against.

  3. Animals.

  4. Vote Engel out!

  5. Well, guess what? The American media along with the American politicians efforts to brainwash Americans have failed. With all the activists on social media and other news outlets, it’s no longer possible to hide israel crimes in Gaza and the mass murdering of civilians and children, who are according to the UN: 1 out of 5 civilian killed in Gaza is a child. Wake the FU*CK UP people!

  6. Just shows that bigotry is non-partisan.

  7. Thanks to social media, American media no longer have a near monopoly on the news. They;re going to have to start doing their job again.

  8. …what the hell is a “secret Muslim”? O_o Pretty sure Obama has stated he’s a Muslim.

  9. Clown of the earth.

  10. Pamela Getter rocks! Support the civilized man, not the savage. Support Israel. Defeat Jihad. Ban Islam from the civilized world.

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