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UK Iranian Influence Organization Participates in Annual “International Quds Day” March

May 12th, 2022 14:53

An Iran­ian influ­ence orga­ni­za­tion is par­tic­i­pat­ing in this year’s Inter­na­tion­al ‘Quds (Jerusalem) Day” march, fea­tur­ing sev­er­al oth­er anti-Israeli and/or Iran­ian influ­ence orga­ni­za­tions. Accord­ing to the Islam­ic Human Rights Commission’s state­ment:

April 1st, 2022: The annu­al al-Quds Day March is return­ing for Ramadan 1443 (2022). Each year mil­lions of peo­ple around the World ral­ly on Quds day to voice their sup­port for the Pales­tin­ian cause and repeat their call for an end to the Zion­ist apartheid regime’s atroc­i­ties and occu­pa­tion of Palestine.This is a chance for peo­ple to unite around the World in order to com­bat the vio­lent extrem­ism of the Zion­ist ide­ol­o­gy. The Zion­ist apartheid regime believes that it can get away with attacks that would be unac­cept­able in most oth­er coun­tries. They do not even stop dur­ing Ramadan, if any­thing they often esca­late their attacks dur­ing this time. They under­es­ti­mate us, our deen is our strength, Ramadan is a time for us to unite and remem­ber those who are in need.

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The march took place on April 24th, 2022, though UK Jew­ish media report­ed that its par­tic­i­pant num­bers were down sharply from pre­vi­ous years.

The Inter­na­tion­al Quds Day, ini­ti­at­ed by the Iran­ian rev­o­lu­tion­ary regime, has in the past brought togeth­er pro-Iran­ian and Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood groups. In August 2013, for exam­ple, the  Glob­al Mus­lim Broth­er­hood Dai­ly Watch report­ed on the par­tic­i­pa­tion of UK Mus­lim Broth­er­hood groups and pro-Ira­ni­an/Hezbol­lah groups in orga­niz­ing Quds Days demon­stra­tions that year. The Islam­ic Human Rights Com­mis­sion state­ment includes the fol­low­ing on a list of “Sup­port­ing Organ­i­sa­tions” of this year’s al-Quds Day March:

  • Scot­land Pales­tine Sol­i­dar­i­ty Cam­paign – a sup­port­er of the Boy­cott, Divest­ment, and Sanc­tions or BDS move­ment, which seeks to eco­nom­i­cal­ly and social­ly pres­sure Israel over its treat­ment of Pales­tini­ans and whose Nation­al Com­mit­tee includes mem­bers of Hamas and Pales­tin­ian Islam­ic Jihad.
  • Neturei Kar­ta – a small extrem­ist Ultra-Ortho­dox Jew­ish sect that oppos­es the State of Israel
  • Inminds Human Rights Group – an anti-Israel web­site close to the Islam­ic Human Rights Com­mis­sion’s chair­man Mas­soud Shadjareh
  • Union of Islam­ic Stu­dents Asso­ci­a­tions in Europe – a pro-Iran­ian gov­ern­ment stu­dent group that has met annu­al­ly at the Islam­ic Cen­tre Ham­burg and reg­u­lar­ly par­tic­i­pates in al-Quds Day

The Islam­ic Human Rights Com­mis­sion (IHRC) is a UK-based NGO found­ed in 1997 and has had Spe­cial Con­sul­ta­tive Sta­tus with the Eco­nom­ic and Social Coun­cil (ECOSOC)  of the Unit­ed Nations since 2007. The IHRC web­site says it works with dif­fer­ent orga­ni­za­tions from Mus­lim and non-Mus­lim back­grounds “to cam­paign for jus­tice for all peo­ples regard­less of their racial, con­fes­sion­al, or polit­i­cal back­ground.” The IHRC is con­sid­ered sup­port­ive of the Iran­ian regime and for many years has been cen­tral to orga­niz­ing the events of the annu­al Inter­na­tion­al Quds Day, ini­ti­at­ed by the Iran­ian rev­o­lu­tion­ary regime.