January 8, 2009, - 6:58 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
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I just got back from the pro-HAMAS/Hezbollah rally the Muslims held (and our much smaller counter-rally) at the McNamara Federal Building in Detroit. A lot of very violent, anti-Semitic slogans were shouted, some of which I think I caught on video (am new to this). Will try to edit and put up later.
But for now, please note that once they discovered who I was–which they didn’t detect for hours–the Muslims were surrounding me, wouldn’t leave me alone. They also got an Egyptian Detroit Police officer to ask me to stop filming them on public property. So much for my civil rights, which the National Lawyers Guild attorneys there to “monitor the rights of Muslim-Americans” didn’t seem to care about “monitoring.”
The Muslim HAMAS supporters were deliberately bumping and trying to trip me, then telling police I touched them. They became more and more enraged when I wouldn’t engage them and answer their questions. I feared for my life. So did the Detroit Police Department who had to escort me back to my car, so I could get away safely. One of the two gentleman DPD officers told me he feared for my safety. Many thanks to these chivalrous officers.
“Religion of Peace,” indeed.
**** UPDATE: A little video “taste” of what happened at the HAMAS rally.