The Marxist-Leninist organization International A.N.S.W.E.R. organized rallies in support of Hamas across the country today, in what it called an "emergency day of action." Here are some glimpses of the rally and march in Washington, DC.
This gentleman, who identified himself as a "professional" political agitator when asked by a reporter, was not happy when I reminded him that Hamas is an Islamist (Muslim Brotherhood) organization. He also didn't know that the United States (and Europe, and even sometimes Israel) have funded the Palestinian Authority (Fatah) and have given them weapons and training, ostensibly to battle the "real terrorists" in Hamas. In 2008 the United States gave $562 million to the Palestinian Authority, making us their number-one donor of aid.
Jews Eat Babies!
This "gentleman" attended the rally with his wife and two young children. He and his wife held these home-made signs implying that Jews eat Gazan children for fun.
I asked him politely to get a shot of his sign, and to his credit he actually seemed somewhat embarrassed of it... but of course not embarrassed enough to prevent him from displaying it publicly at a rally. This is an example of a blood libel and has been prevalent in anti-Jewish lore for centuries. Very classy.
Much more to come...