#Flytheflag and #boycottapartheid campaign
Despite the return of our Quds Day march this year, due to popular demand we shall once again be doing a #FlyTheFlag and #boycottapartheid campaign where freedom seeking people from around the world raise the flag for Palestine in the last week before Quds Day.
It is important to make sure that the flag is visible to as many people as possible, as often as possible, and that we have not forgotten Palestine. This is a chance for people to unite around the World in order to combat the violent extremism of the Zionist ideology. The Zionist apartheid regime believes that it can get away with attacks that would be unacceptable in most other countries. They do not even stop during Ramadan, if anything they often escalate their attacks during this time. They underestimate us, our deen is our strength, Ramadan is a time for us to unite and remember those who are in need. This year we are calling on people to fly the Palestinian flag, and promote the boycott of Israeli apartheid throughout the month of Ramadan, with the #boycottapartheid anywhere and everywhere for the whole month of Ramadan.
Why this is important now more than ever
This last year has seen an awakening in the mainstream, and the term apartheid is no longer just used by those activists who are campaigning for human rights, but is accepted by many mainstream organisations, and the United Nations. We have at the same time seen Arab countries sell out to the Zionist apartheid regime in return for acceptance from the United States. We need to make clear that these governments do not represent us, and that the Muslim Ummah, nor the World, has not forgotten our Palestinian sisters and brothers, we shall not accept or normalise apartheid. Since last year we have seen the continued demolition of homes for illegal settlements, arresting of children leaving more then half of children in Gaza with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, assassination of political leaders and the terrorising of a civilian population without an army, navy or air force, culminating in an atrocious form of ethnic cleansing.
How does the #FlyTheFlag and #boycottapartheid Campaign work?
From 1st April, we are asking people around the world to fly the Palestinian flag in solidarity with Palestine. You can fly the flag and promote #boycottapartheid outside your home, work place, car, or wherever you see suitable.
Taking part is very simple:
- Take a picture or video of yourself with the Palestine flag.
- Share it on your social media with the hashtags #FlyTheFlag and #boycottapartheid.
- Tag your friends and family asking them to do the same!
- Forward your photos and clips us or tag us at Twitter: @ihrc Facebook: @Islamichumanrightscommission Instagram: @ihrc.org
You can buy Palestinian cloth flags and those suitable for the car from the IHRC Bookshop, as well as badges, facemasks here.
You can download an A4 flag and print it at home by clicking here.