American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) Rally for Israel and Persecuted Religious Minorities, in Union Square, Manhattan!

We can no longer remain blind to the renewed focus on armed jihad in Islamic fundamentalism.

Although MANY still read about the latest events in the Middle East with a sense of distance, the world needs to recognize that it is a false sense of distance! In essence, ISRAEL’S FIGHT AGAINST TERROR AND TERRORISM AND JIHAD IS THE FIGHT OF THE ENTIRE WORLD!

On Sunday, August 17th, from 3:45 to 7pm, the American Freedom Defense Initiative (AFDI) and freedom activist, Assaf Shilony, will be hosting a rally in New York City’s Union Square from 3:45 to 7PM.


Speakers from a huge variety of backgrounds will be present to speak for Israel, as well as for other minority populations worldwide, which are threatened by the global jihad.

Speakers include AFDI President Pamela Geller, AFDI Vice President and Jihad Watch director Robert Spencer, New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, Israeli scholar Mordechai Kedar, Sudanese freedom activist Simon Deng, Ashraf Ramelah, the head of Voice of the Copts, Arish Sahani, Senior Vice President of the Indian American Intellectuals Forum, Mark Arabo, a leader of the Chaldean American community – and a host of others representing the populations around the world that face the greatest threat today from Islamic jihad violence and supremacism. Also invited are Indian, Yazidi, Kurdish, Sikh, Assyrian and Buddhist leaders.


AFDI’s Pamela Geller said in a statement, “Israel is on the front lines of the global jihad, and we stand resolutely and proudly with her. We must also remember that the same jihad that threatens Israel threatens free people around the world. That’s why we are featuring speakers from groups from around the world – people who have experienced the horror of Islamic jihad firsthand. We need to unite and stand together for freedom!”

Pamela Geller also advised demonstrators to come to the event with signs showing support for Israel and minorities subjected to genocide, violence, and oppression by Islamic jihadists.


Geller added, “We are going to stand together for freedom every step of the way, and never give in to the forces of darkness, lies and intimidation.”

AFDI stands for:

–       Freedom of speech – as opposed to Islamic prohibitions of “blasphemy” and “slander,” which are used effectively to quash honest discussion of jihad and Islamic supremacism!

–       Freedom of conscience – as opposed to the Islamic death penalty for apostasy!

–       Equality of rights – of all people before the law – as opposed to Sharia’s institutionalized discrimination against women and non-Muslims.

Join the AFDI Facebook page! SHARE the rally information with others! For more information, contact Pamela Geller at

As in Martin Niemoller’s poem:

“First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—            Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Together we can unite and defeat this threat to a civilized world!

About the Author
Sandy Wasserman is a wife, mother, grandmother- LOVER of Israel and all things Jewish! She is a retired teacher and children's author.