Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Pro-Hamas demonstrators in New York chant for "solidarity with our rockets"

Saying the quiet part out loud

Nardeen Kiswani, founder and leader of the group Within Our Lifetime, led this chant today outside of an iftar meal attended by the mayor of New York City at 31 Chambers Street (near City Hall): "Those who are in solidarity with our corpses but not our rockets are hypocrites. They are not one of us." Nardeen Kiswani said this as pro-Palestinian protesters gathered outside the iftar meal. The crowd chanted hateful messages against Muslims attending the meal, calling them "traitors."

Kiswani was arrested today by NYPD "as the crowd marched through downtown #NYC for 'Emergency Action For AL-SHIFA HOSPITAL.'" (

Video by @yyeeaahhhboiii2 to license
— Oliya Scootercaster ๐Ÿ›ด (@ScooterCasterNY) March 20, 2024

This is the transcript of the video:

May every single Muslim traitor never have the pleasure in praying in our beloved mosques. May they never have the pleasure of visiting our beloved homeland.

May they never have a moment of peace until they make amends for their traitorous conduct.

We will not just protest you, we will make ? against you.

We will turn the community against you.

We will name and shame you, not just about this genocide, but every single day of your life that you go on in our ? there isn’t a genocide going on and that you weren’t complicit in it.

Every single person who is invited to the White House Iftar should have ripped up their invitation.

Keep your eyes open. Keep your ears open. Name and shame these people. They are not one of us. They are hypocrites, and not one of us. And those who were in solidarity with our corpses but not our rockets are hypocrites and are not one of us. [Cheering]

We are protesting against our city’s and country’s complicity and direct role in genocide…

Kiswani was the student speaker at the CUNY Law School commencement speech in 2022, when she made a virulently anti-Israel speech.

More on Within Our Lifetime from their "Points of Unity." They explicitly support the use of violence - "by any means necessary." These are not "peace" demonstrators - they are demonstrating in support of the Hamas war against Israel.

3. Right to Resist

We defend the right of Palestinians as colonized people to resist the zionist occupation by any means necessary. Just as we believe the liberation of Palestine will be achieved through the initiative and strategy of all forms of Palestinian resistance, we uphold the right of all oppressed nationality people in the United States and around the world to engage in all forms of struggle in pursuit of freedom. 

Some of their chants (found on the page Rally Toolkit). I've bolded the Arabic chant that reveals the true meaning of "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free"

‏ ุจุงู„ุฑูˆุญ ุจุงู„ุฏู… ู†ูุฏูŠูƒ ูŠุง ูู„ุณุทูŠู†
Bilroh, biddem, nafdeek ya Falasteen
(Our souls, our blood, we sacrifice ourselves for you, Palestine)

There is only one solution!
Intifada revolution!

Resistance is justified!
When people are occupied!

‏ู…ู† ุงู„ู…ูŠุฉ ู„ู„ู…ูŠุฉ ูู„ุณุทูŠู† ุนุฑุจูŠุฉ
Min il-maya lal maya, Falasteen 3arabiye
(From the river to the sea, Palestine is Arab)

From the river to the sea!
Palestine will be free!

From New York to Gaza!
Globalize the intifada!

We don’t want two states!
We want ‘48!

1 2 3 4 occupation no more!
5 6 7 8 smash the settler zionist state!

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