Posted on April 8, 2024

‘Death to America,’ ‘Death to Israel’ Chants Pour Out of Muslim Protesters in Michigan on Last Day of Ramadan

Michael Lee, Fox News, April 7, 2024

Protesters in Dearborn, Michigan, shouted “Death to America!” and “Death to Israel!” during an International Al-Quds Day rally held in the town.

“Imam Khomeini, who declared the International Al-Quds Day, this is why he would say to pour all of your chants and all of your shouts upon the head of America,” Tarek Bazzi, a Michigan-based activist associated with the Hadi institute, said in a video from the rally that was shared by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

Bazzi’s comments were followed by crowds chanting “Death to America!” in the background.

Bazzi reasoned that the rallies held on the day “are so anti-America,” instead of a focus on Israel, because “it’s the United States government that provides the funds for all of the atrocities,” pointing to Israeli’s continued siege of Gaza as an example.

The activist went on to quote Malcom X, who said the U.S. is “one of the rottenest countries that has ever existed on this Earth,” while arguing to eliminate the entire American “system.”

“It’s not just Genocide Joe that has to go,” Bazzi said, referring to President Biden. “It is the entire system that has to go. Any system that would allow such atrocities and such devilry to happen, and would support it – such a system does not deserve to exist on God’s Earth.”


International Al-Quds Day, an annual pro-Palestianian event that is held on the last Friday of Ramadan, enjoys significant support in Dearborn, which has the highest proportion of Muslim residents in the country.

Celebrations of the day have been controversial throughout the world, even drawing a ban by German authorities in Berlin on multiple occasions.