This is one of the things hundreds of people chanted as they walked down the streets of Washington, DC. A protest march was held today in DC starting at the White House (Lafayette Park) to the Hay Adams Hotel (where Barack Obama is staying). Cars were honking horns, police were silently monitoring and pedestrians were watching in awe as thousands of people marched down the streets of DC. Local news reports said that 10,000 people attended. This was the LARGEST march I’ve ever seen in my life! I met people from as far away as Michigan and heard that there were people from Florida as well! I hope my pictures give a good idea of the enormity of the march, although I doubt it. Some pictures are from the front of the protest while others are from the middle, taking pictures of both sides.
The protest march was sponsored by different organization including a few Muslim organizations: MAS (Muslim American Society), CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), American Muslim Task Force and American Muslims for Palestine. The best sign I saw had to be MAS’s main banner in the front: ” O you who believe, stand up for justice!” Sadly I missed getting a picture of it 😦
I hope it sent a message to the people in Washington that the world is watching. We want to know what actions the government will take to help alleviate the condition of the innocent Palestinians being slaughtered overseas.
Miss the protesting? Don’t worry, there’s still plenty you can do for the people of Gaza. First, remember them in your du’a. Remember, Allah’s help is indeed near. Also, donate generously to legit organizations. Attend an online seminar and fundraiser by AlMaghrib, partnered with Islamic Relief to help raise funds on Tuesday January 13 at 7:15 PM (EST) www.ilminar.com
May Allah alleviate the condition of the Muslims being oppressed all over the world. May Allah help them to hold on to His Rope and never lose hope. May Allah strengthen their eman and give them patience during this test. Ameen, Ya Rabbal Alameen.