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Nov 29, 2023
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Dearborn, Michigan Mayor Abdullah Hammoud In A Pro-Palestinian Rally: This Is A City Of Resistance; Biden Must Decide Whether He Listens To Us Or To Those Who Stuff His Pockets with Money; Other Speakers: Biden Is A Cancer In Our Country; White House And Congress Must Be Cleaned Of The Bloodthirsty Killers; Israel Will Be Dismantled; We Will Have Victory In Palestine And Victory In D.C.

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Source: Online Platforms - "New Generation for Palestine on Facebook"

On November 29, 2023, the New Generation for Palestine, founded by Michigan comedian Amer Zahr, held a rally marking the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People in Dearborn, Michigan, which was streamed live on the organization's Facebook page. Abdullah Hammoud, mayor of Dearborn, spoke at the event, he said that Dearborn is a "city of resistance." He said that the question is not whether his community will vote for Biden or Trump in the 2024 presidential elections, but whether Biden listens to them, or to constituents who stuff his pockets with money. Master of ceremonies,

Adam Abusalah, a former congressional aide to Rep. Shri Thanedar (D-Mich.) and campaigner for Biden in the 2020 elections, addressed President Biden and said: "You are a cancer in our country." Later in the event he led the crowd in the chant: "Genocide Joe!" Osama Siblani, editor and publisher of the Arab American News, said that a new generation has emerged, who will "clean" the U.S. Congress and White House of the bloodthirsty killers. He said: "We are on the road to a great victory here in D.C. and there in Palestine." Siblani pledged: "No vote for Biden and no vote for Trump!" Political activist Linda Sarsour said that there will be a "permanent ceasefire" between Hamas and Israel, because Israel has lost the war. Co-master of ceremonies, Lexis Zeidan, concluded the rally, saying: "It doesn’t end with a ceasefire, that is the bare minimum, it ends with the dismantling of the terrorist racist State of Israel."

Child speaker: "I am only eight years old and I know more about humanity than our president, and until Palestine is free, it is free, free Palestine!

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Dearborn Mayor Abdullah Hammoud: "This is the city of protests, the city of resilience, the city of resistance.

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"A lot of people are asking the question, what will this community do in the [2024] elections? You have a choice between the current president and the former president. And if the former president assumes office, that is the demise of American democracy.

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"If American democracy depends on our current president being reelected, then why is being bedfellows with the terrorist Netanyahu, worth sacrificing American democracy? That is the question that should be asked. Not put on our shoulders which way we vote. The question is about what policy will you adopt, and which constituents will you listen to – those that stuff your pockets with money, or those that tell you about the scars that we bear on our backs?"

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Adam Y. Abusalah, former Congressional aide to Rep. Shri Thanedar (D-MI): "To Joe Biden, you are a textbook definition of a Democrat, and you are a cancer in our country."

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Osama Siblani, editor and publisher of the Arab American News: "The change is coming, and the wave of people like you is reaching D.C., to clean the White House and Congress from the [most] corrupt and best-paid politicians we can have. These are people who are responsible for killing millions in the world, without any sensitivity or any remorse. They are a bunch of killers.

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"They are bloodthirsty, and it is your responsibility to go to Washington, D.C., and clean them out from the halls of the Congress and from the White House. The day before yesterday, or yesterday, Tuesday, they voted in the House of Representatives, if you believe that this is a house of representatives."

Audience member: "It is the House of Zionists!"

Siblani: "412 to one, supporting Israel and ignoring the Palestinian plight. We are on the road to a great victory, here in D.C., and there in Palestine. Let us remember in next November, what these co-conspirators, co-criminals, have done this October and November, and let's remember: No vote for Biden, and no vote for Trump!"

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Adam Y. Abusalah: "In November, we remember!"

Crowd: "In November, we remember!"

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Abusalah: "I don't know if you know, but Joe Biden is a liar. Genocide Joe!"

Crowd: "Genocide Joe! Genocide Joe! Genocide Joe!"

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Linda Sarsour, political activist: "There will be a permanent ceasefire, and I will tell you why: Because the state of Israel already lost the war, they lost the war."

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Lexis Zeidan, co-master of ceremonies: "And remember it doesn't end at a ceasefire. A ceasefire is the bare minimum. It ends when we see the dismantling of the terrorist racist state of Israel, and a free, free Palestine."

Crowd: "Free, free Palestine!"

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