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Nov 28, 2022
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Ahead Of Iran-U.S. Match In FIFA World Cup, British-Palestinian Journalist Abdel Bari Atwan Pledges Support For Iran: I Support Iran Because I Hate America

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Source: Online Platforms - "Atwan on YouTube"

British-Palestinian journalist Abdel Bari Atwan said in a video posted to his YouTube channel on November 28, 2022 that he will be rooting for the Iranian national soccer team in its upcoming match against the U.S. national team. He explained that he hates America, that America lies about fighting terrorism, and that hundreds of millions of Muslims would be happy to see the defeat of the "arrogant," "enslaving," and hypocritical United States.

Abdel Bari Atwan: "Why I support the Iranian national [soccer] team, and why would I applaud it if it beats the United States? Why do I hate America? Generally speaking, I don't like America. I am talking about the American institutions, not the American people.


"How can I possibly love you? How can our people possibly love you? How can the Palestinians possibly love you? Don't tell us that you are fighting terrorism. What terrorism are you talking about? George Washington, who liberated you from English occupation, using weapons – was he a terrorist?


"I will cheer Iran, I will do it to spite America, and in support of Iran, I will fly the Iranian flag.


"I want Iran to defeat America in tomorrow's [match]. Inshallah. I'll be happy. Hundreds of millions of Muslims and all the oppressed people worldwide will be happy because America is arrogant, enslaving, and hypocrite. By Allah, people are sick and tired of you."

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