On Sunday, August 17, from 3:45 to 7PM, Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer of the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) in cooperation with freedom activist Assaf Shilony and his team will be hosting a rally in New York City's Union Square. Speakers from a huge variety of backgrounds will stand for Israel and all the minority populations worldwide that are threatened by the global jihad.
Speakers will include AFDI President Pamela Geller; AFDI Vice President and Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer; New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind; Israeli scholar Mordechai Kedar; Sudanese freedom activist Simon Deng; Ashraf Ramelah, the head of Voice of the Copts; Arish Sahani, Senior Vice President of the Indian American Intellectuals Forum; Sikh leader Bhupinder Singh Bhurji, Chairman and CEO, Namdhari Sikh Foundation; CUFI (Christians United for Israel) Pastor Matthew Singh and a host of other representing the populations around the world that face the greatest threat today from Islamic jihad violence and supremacism. Also invited are Indian, Yazidi, Kurdish, Sikh, Assyrian and Buddhist leaders. A variety of well-known singing groups will also provide entertainment.
Yazidi leader and activist, Haider Elias, will be speaking at our rally. Mr. Elias is a member of Yazidi delegation during Sinjar crisis and former U.S. army translator. During this Yazidi crisis as a delegation Haider Elias has been working closely with the State department to manage this crisis.
AFDI’s Geller said in a statement: “Israel is on the front lines of the global jihad, and we stand resolutely and proudly with her. We must also remember that the same jihad that threatens Israel threatens free people around the world. That’s why we are featuring speakers from groups from around the world – people who have experienced the horror of Islamic jihad firsthand. We need to unite and stand together for freedom.”
The rally will be held in New York City’s Union Square from 3:45 to 7PM. Confirm your attendance at this once-in-a-lifetime event, and invite others to attend, on Facebook here.
Geller advised demonstrators to come to the event with signs showing support for Israel and minorities subjected to genocide, violence and oppression by Islamic jihadists. She added: “We are going to stand together for freedom every step of the way, and never give in to the forces of darkness, lies and intimidation.”
AFDI stands for:
• The freedom of speech – as opposed to Islamic prohibitions of “blasphemy” and “slander,” which are used effectively to quash honest discussion of jihad and Islamic supremacism;
• The freedom of conscience – as opposed to the Islamic death penalty for apostasy;
• The equality of rights of all people before the law – as opposed to Sharia’s institutionalized discrimination against women and non-Muslims.
For more information, contact Pamela Geller at email@example.com
SOURCE American Freedom Defense Initiative