Michi­gan pro­test­ers yell ‘Death to Amer­i­ca’ in rag­ing ral­ly held in Rashi­da Tlaib’s dis­trict

Michigan protesters yell ‘Death to America’ in raging rally held in Rashida Tlaib’s district

Demon­stra­tors at an event held for Inter­na­tion­al Quds Day shout­ed “Death to Amer­i­ca” and “Death to Israel” in Dear­born, Michi­gan, this week­end.
Inter­na­tion­al Quds Day is held to sup­port Gaza and oppose Israel’s “occu­pa­tion” of areas con­sid­ered by the day’s demon­stra­tors to be Pales­tin­ian ter­ri­to­ries. Dear­born, part of Michigan’s 12th Con­gres­sion­al Dis­trict, is rep­re­sent­ed in Con­gress by Rep. Rashi­da Tlaib (D‑MI), the only Pales­tin­ian Amer­i­can mem­ber of Con­gress and like­ly also the staunchest sup­port­er of Gaza among both cham­bers.

U.S. Rep. Rashi­da Tlaib, D‑Mich., waits to address a group, Thurs­day, Feb. 22, 2024, in Dear­born, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Oso­rio)

“Imam Khome­i­ni, who declared the Inter­na­tion­al Al-Quds Day, this is why he would say to pour all of your chants and all of your shouts upon the head of Amer­i­ca,” Tarek Bazzi, a local activist, said on Fri­day in a video shared by the Mid­dle East Media Research Insti­tute. The video appears to cut for a moment before chants of “Death to Amer­i­ca” ring out in the back­ground.

Here is an activist lead­ing Mus­lims in a chant pledg­ing “Death to Amer­i­ca.” I am not mak­ing it up, as i …