White House Condemns ‘Death To America’ Chants From Michigan Arab Community

by REAGAN REESE at dailycaller.com

The White House condemned protesters who were caught on video at an Al-Quds Day rally in Dearborn, Michigan, chanting “death to America,” in a Monday statement to the Daily Caller.

The chants broke out after one activist, Tarek Bazzi, spoke at the event about past criticism the Al-Quds Day rallies have received for being “anti-America.” Bazzi then went on to add that America was one of the “rottenest countries” to ever exist in the world.

The White House reacted to the anti-American language in a Monday statement to the Daily Caller.

“The White House condemns these abhorrent and Antisemitic remarks in the strongest terms. As President Biden has said, America is the greatest nation on Earth and a beacon to the world,” Andrew Bates, a White House spokesperson, told the Daily Caller.

“‘Why are our protests on the International Al-Quds Day are so anti-America? Why don’t we just focus more on Israel and not talk so much about America?’” Bazzi began in the video that has garnered more than two million views on Twitter.

Al Quds day is observed annually on the last Friday of Ramadan by pro-Palestinian activists as a day of opposition to Israel and Zionism. It originated in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

“Gaza has shown the entire world why these protests are so anti-America. Because it’s the United States government that provides the funds for all of the atrocities that we just heard about,” Bazzi added.