August 12, 2006
Hezbollah/ANSWER Counter-Protest a Success!
It was a beautiful day, and we handed out hundreds of anti-Answer flyers to tourists and even people inside the rally. Here is news coverage of the rally. And here is video from the Age of Hooper. I thought the total number was around 8000-10000, but I am not good at crowd estimates. One reporter asked my opinion, and I declined to guess. Some Maryland TV station began asking me questions about why I came, and as I began talking about ANSWER's commie ties, he stopped the interview. Guess it wasn't the answer he was looking for. Also saw a sad display of hatred. One Jewish kid was wearing the star of david with a peace sign as he was walking in front of the White House. Apparently the Hezbollah supporters didn't see the peace sign. They spit in his direction and called him a bum (in Arabic). He pretty much ignored them, even though one guy acted like he wanted to fight. Lauren and I saw this and walked over to him, just to let those terrorists know that we weren't going to let them commit a hate crime. They ignored us and walked away. I have never really seen the anti-Semitic hatred from Palestinian Arabs so up close and personal. It was frightening. Cal Thomas' piece yesterday is a must-read on this point.