FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 13, 2012
Attention: Assignment Editor, City Editor, News Editor, World News Editor, Governments/Political Affairs Editor.
Permission has been granted for the Anti-Semitic Qods Day Rally to take place on Queens Park on August 18 2012.
Sayeh Hassan an Iranian Canadian Lawyer, blogger and pro-democracy activist states: “International Qods Day was founded by Ruhollah Khomeini, a brutal Islamic Dictator who high jacked the Iranian Revolution in 1979 and is responsible for the arrest, torture, rape and execution of thousands of political dissidents in Iran. The Islamic Regime has not only reigned terror on its own people for the past 32 years, but it’s also active in trying to acquire nuclear weapons, and is a major contributor to international terrorism through its support for terrorist organizations such as Hamas and Hezbollah.”
Sayeh Hassan further states: “In the recent years Iranian Regime lobbyists have been active in organizing Qods Day Rallies in western countries such as Canada. Last year’s Qods Day Rally involved protestors holding up pictures of Khomeini and Khamenei (Iran’s current supreme leader) as well as carrying Hezbollah Flags (a terrorist organization banned in Canada). The rally also featured pro-Khomeini and pro-Islamic Regime supporters speakers who promoted the values and ideologies of this brutal dictatorship.”
Lastly Sayeh Hassan proclaimed “this is not a Jewish or an Iranian issue. Every Canadian citizen must be concerned about the fact that an Islamic extremist government is able to spread its hateful propaganda and ideology on Canadian Soil and at a location which symbolizes Canadian values such as democracy, freedom and equality. The Canadian Government must think twice before allowing individuals who have no respect for Canadian values and who are on a specific mission to spread the hateful ideologies and propaganda to enter into Canada and carry out their objectives.”
Media Contact: Sayeh Hassan, Criminal Defence Lawyer and Pro-Democracy Activist