Iranian-Canadian Participants at Toronto Quds Day Rally: I Don't Consider Myself Canadian, Canada Is a Racist Colonialist Project Like Israel; Israel Will Be Destroyed within 25 Years
The Annual Walk for Al-Quds was held in Toronto, Canada on May 31, 2019. Nasim Asgari, who was born in Tehran, told an interviewer that she does not consider herself to be Canadian because Canada is a "white-supremacist, colonialist, racist project" much like Israel. Asgari describes herself as a poet and an artist, and she is currently studying human rights and equity studies at York University. Hussein Mujtahdi, a student at the Islamic Seminary in Qom, Iran, said that more countries will join in solidarity with the Palestinians and that Israel will "certainly" be destroyed within 25 years because "injustice and all oppressors are doomed." The interviews were uploaded to YouTube. The rally was also attended by Canadian Imam Zafar Bangash, who delivered brief remarks and who regularly attends similar events.
Nasim Asgari: "Canada is a white supremacist, colonial, racist project as is Israel – as is the State of Israel. So I don't even consider myself to be a Canadian because this is indigenous land and this land is occupied. So the people who are here, whether they are settlers... We first need to educate ourselves about what has happened on this land and what is continuously happening in order for us to understand what our government – or 'this government' – is doing abroad or overseas."
Hussein Mujtahdi: "This is the resistance that we are going to continue to see, and as a result, neighboring countries and those who are fighting in solidarity all around the world will also rise with the Palestinians. And we will see, in the next 20 to 25 years, the decline and ultimate destruction of the illegal Zionist state. This is for certain. This is not a conspiracy theory. The Zionist regime cannot continue this path, as injustice and all oppressors are doomed."