A few hundred (at most) rather lethargic anti-Israel Muslim protesters gathered in front of the U.S. consulate in Toronto today to add their voices to a tepid glocal protest over President Donald Trump’s controversial announcement to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
CBC A crowd of Palestinian flags covered a section of University Avenue as chants of “Free, free Palestine” filled the air. “Mr. Trump doesn’t have the right to do this,” said 12-year-old Malik Abulebdeh who attended the protest.
For Muslims, it is the home of their third holiest site, Al Aqsa mosque (illegally built on top of a historically important Jewish Temple). “This is a matter of national pride, not just for Palestinians but for people from 22 Arab states,” another protestor, Khalid Ali said.
“We are not going to shut up, we’re not going to sit down until we get back our land,” he added. (Israel is not now, nor has it ever been, YOUR land. Your country is Jordan. Go there.)