Nativism Watch

Geller, Spencer to headline Aug. 17 pro-Israel rally in Manhattan


Imagine 2050 Staff • Aug 14, 2014

The American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI), a group headed by anti-Muslim activists Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer, are hosting a rally on August 17 in New York City’s Union Square.

According to Geller, the goal of the event is to “stand for Israel and all the minority populations worldwide that are threatened by the global jihad.” Both Geller and Spencer are slated to speak at the event. It will also feature other speakers who claim to represent communities from around the world who have “experienced Islamic jihad firsthand.”

However if past AFDI rallies serve as a guide, Geller and Spencer will seek to politicize this crisis in order to push their anti-Muslim agenda, with the recent Israel and Hamas conflict being no exception. Geller has already recently appeared at a separate rally in support of Israel in order to showcase her anti-Muslim ad campaign which equates Muslims and savages.

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