The video depicts a patriotic rally held outside a fundraiser for the Islamic Circle of North America, which supports the imposition of sharia law in the U.S. The keynote speakers for the evening—supposedly meant to raise money for women’s shelters—were Imam Siraj Wahhaj and Amir Abdel Malik Ali. As the Orange County Register reported:
“Wahhaj is an imam at a mosque in Brooklyn. A U.S. attorney named him and 169 others as co-conspirators in the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.… Malik Ali is a Bay Area Islamic activist who spoke at ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’ at UC Irvine in 2010. There he said he supports Hezbollah, which the CIA labels a terrorist group.”
The footage was shot by the local chapter of Hamas-linked CAIR—who were strongly motivated to find the ugliest images and most obnoxious quotes they could…. And this is the best they could do: A group of Americans peacefully gathered behind a barricade, chanting to the suited men and hijabed women who trooped into the event, “No sharia!” and “Go home!” Given that the event featured foreign-born supporters of terrorism and sharia law, these were not outrageous sentiments for Californians to express. Anything less would amount to servility.