No to Anti-Semitism! #noAlQuds
No Quds-Day in Vienna!
Saturday, 2 July 2016
Vienna city center – details to follow
Shortly after the “Islamic Revolution” in Iran in 1979, Ayatollah Khomeini introduced the so-called “Quds Day” as a global hate fest to mobilize for the annihilation of the State of Israel. The “Day for the liberation of Jerusalem from Zionist occupation” – in other words the propaganda event for the destruction of Israel – is supposed to be held every year at the end of Ramadan.
A gender-segregated demonstration led by mullahs follows this call every year in Vienna, making it in one of the city’s biggest frequent anti-Semitic demonstrations. Disguised as “peaceful” they call for an end to Israel’s existence. This central goal of the Iranian regime – Israel’s annihilation – has not changed since 1979.
The Islamic Republic of Iran threatens to wipe out the world’s biggest Jewish community: Israel, which the alleged “reformer” Hassan Rouhani calls as “festering tumor”. In a missile test in March 2016, Iranian long-range ballistic missiles were marked with “Israel must be wiped out”. The Iranian regime boasts about financing Hezbollah and Palestinian terror against Israel.
The aggression of the Iranian regime is not exclusively directed at the Jewish State, however. Iran’s “Quds Brigades” commit cruel terror attacks worldwide. In Syria, the Iranian regime has a direct responsibility for the mass atrocities of his allied dictator Assad.
Subject to the regime’s bloody terror are also those Iranians who wish to evade the regimentation of their lives by the regime – be it political activists, unionists, homosexuals, religious minorities or just simply young people who want to live their lives in self-determination and without the Sharia’s constant coercion. Under Rouhani more people have been executed than under his predecessor Ahmadinejad – more than 2000 since August 2013. That is the highest number of executions per capita worldwide!
It is a scandal that Austria is still at the forefront when it comes to doing business with the henchmen in Tehran. Austrian politicians and companies are cozying up to the regime while their Iranian hosts organize even more Holocaust denial events. From the “Supreme Leader” down, the denial of the Shoah is still being celebrated by the Iranian regime.
There were also anti-Semitic incidents around last year’s “Quds-Day” in Vienna and before.
Vienna’s City Council meanwhile adopted the “Viennese Declaration for the Fight Against Anti-Semitism” which explicitly addresses all sorts of anti-Semitism. We therefore call upon all anti-Fascist politicians in Vienna and upon civil society to join our alliance and to take a clear stand against “Quds-March”!
Ban the anti-Semitic “Quds-March”!
Solidarity with Israel! Against all forms of anti-Semitism!
Solidarity with the democratic and secular opposition in Iran, in Syria and in exile!
No state visits at and of anti-Semitic regimes!
No business with Holocaust deniers!
For the full ban of the terror organization Hezbollah in Europe!
Petra Bayr, Member of Parliament, SPÖ
City Councillor Peter Florianschütz, SPÖ
City Councillor Peter Kraus, The Greens, Spokesperson oft he Green LGBT chapter
Sebastian Reinfeldt, blogger, former Wien Anders spokesperson
Middle East Democracy Alliance
Jewish Community of Vienna
Aktion gegen den Antisemitismus in Österreich
Grüne & Alternative Student_innen Wien
Club der Freunde Israels
SoHo – Sozialdemokratische LSBTI-Organisation
Christen an der Seite Israels – Österreich
Bund Jüdischer Verfolgter des Nazi-Regimes
WIFNO- Wissenschaft für Frieden in Nahost
STOP THE BOMB
Bund Sozialdemokratischer Juden – Avoda
Kommunistischer Student_innenverband – Linke Liste
Jüdische Österreichische HochschülerInnen
Women’s International Zionist Organization Austria/European Council of WIZO Federations
Zionistische Föderation in Österreich
Bnai Brith – Zwi Peres Chajes Loge
Or-Chadasch – Jüdisch Liberale Gemeinde