Skip to comments.SF ANSWER Counter-Protest After Report
Posted on 08/12/2006 4:30:54 PM PDT by SeenTheLight
International ANSWER held a rally in San Franciso today to "protest" the existence of Israel. There was a lively counter-protest across the street, organized by SF Voice for Israel (SFV4I), Stand With Us, Protest Warrior and others. The two sides were separated by barricades and tons of police officers--looked like the entire SFPD.
We got there late in the day and made up the smaller afternoon contigent (maybe 30 people), but at its height, I was told there were around 400 people, which is huge for SF! Reportedly, there was a few thousand on the other side at its height. When I was there, it was pretty piddly, maybe a few hundred and most of them were Arabs. Some of the speeches were given in Arabic and followed by choruses of "Allu Akbar!" You could have been in Tehran. Meanwhile, Richard Becker of ANSWER droned on about the "revolution" and "creating a movement."
But most of the Arabs there looked like they just wanted to kill some Jews. As usual, the keffiyeh-clad terrorist wannabees and the headscarf brigade made the up the front lines, facing us and shaking their fists, doing Nazi salutes, knashing their teeth and being generally excitable. At one point several of them got hold of one of our Israeli flags and tried to burn it. But the cops immediately overwhelmed them and after a brief scuffle, ended up retrieving the flag and hauling off one of the terrorists. We cheered on the cops as the arrestee spit on the ground and made lewd gestures at us. He was loaded into a paddy wagon and taken away, much to our delight.
We hung out for a couple of hours, leaning on the barricades and waving Israeli and American flags. We flipped off passing cars with Pali flags and terrorist slogans, booed the speeches, and shouted "Go Israel!" Writer Lee Kaplan was there and he held a taperecorder up to a bullhorn, blasting that great Israeli song "Yalla Ya Nasrallah."
We brought an "ANSWER Hates Jews" sign and there were the usual SFV4I signs, plus a guy who brought more hardcore offerings. One of his signs had a picture of the planet and it said above it "Islam: It's a Blast." Another said "Religion of Peace?" and underneath something along the lines of "Suicide Bombings, Headcutters, and Terrorists," the letters dripping blood.
Several Tikkunites (Tikkun Community, Jewish peaceniks) were on our side, which was a first. Mostly likely the blatant anti-Semitism of the lefties and jihadists finally got to them. But their sickening signs calling for an immediate "Cease-fire" and intoning of "Peace Now" slogans didn't exactly endear them to our crowd. A couple of people confronted them about it and several debates ensued. Two of the Tikkunites ended up slinking off to the other side, while a few others remained with us.
We all started leaving around 3:30pm because the other side reportedly had plans to attack once our numbers dwindled and the cops had taken off. I have to say the SFPD did a great job and if not for them, the terrorists would certainly have gotten violent. That must be why SFV4I members driving by had their license plate numbers concealed.
But despite their efforts at intimidation, our enemies no longer go unopposed in this leftwing city. The San Francisco counter-protest movement is here to stay.
(Go Israel, Go! Slap 'Em Down Hezbullies.)
(* head-up-a$$ disease)
Are you sure there weren't Pakistanis and Iranians in the mix? One major error is to call all Muslims Arabs.
Holy Moly! I don't think I would ever step into S.F. again.
Aren't they another country now?
BUMP to all of you!
Seen, just say Middle Easterns next time ;)
Nearly all Arabs are Muslim and they hate Jews, c'mon.....
A Muslim is a Muslim is a Muslim. Islam is as Islam does.
Farsi, Arabic, Urdu, does it matter? Bloody savages all.
There were 400 on our side. A few thousand on theirs. Pretty pitiful (for them), really.
I wonder how eager the cowardly ANSWER a-holes would be to pick a fight if the numbers were even.
This is what leftist "peace" is really like. The party of Harry Truman and JFK has become the party of Ned Lamont, Michael Moore, and Hezbollah.
in a nutshell.
When the day comes for someone to speak up on behalf for San Franscisco, there shall be no one left.
Way to go SF
In San Diego today, was part of pro Israeli folks vs. the same type of Arab Fascists you delt with.
They are beyond brainwashed..
I wasn't saying that. I'm saying that, reenforced with the recent plot involving mainly Pakistanis, who look nothing like Arabs, it's an inaccurate thing to overgeneralize. Muslims can be white (Bosnians, Albanians, Chechen), black (Muslims from all over Africa, converts in America), south Asian (Pakistani, Afghani), Middle Eastern (Arab, Persian, Turk), and east Asian (Indonesian, Malay, Filipino).
I probably should have said "Muslims" for the sake of accuracy. But almost all of the Muslims here in SF are Arabs ("Palestinians"), so it's not that far off the mark.
Seen the Light Ping
Just what part of Muslim (as in I hate and will kill anyone who is not a Muslim like I am a Muslim) do you not understand?
Nazi Germans who mass murdered Jews were Prussian, Hessian, Bavarian, Westphalian, Berliner, and Hannoverian.
How diverse. We must understand diversity.
Great Job! Did anyone get any pictures?