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Is "Chanting Death to America" on American Soil a Threat or Free Speech?

During the weekend, an Anti-Israel demonstration took place in Dearborn, Michigan. The event, held on Quds Day, also known as International Quds Day, occurs annually on the last Friday of Ramadan. It's intended to express solidarity with Palestinians and denounce Israel. However, the protest evolved into a "Death to America" rally, with participants openly chanting the provocative slogan.

After Dearborn activist Tarek Bazzi criticized the United States for its support of Israel, he addressed the crowd, stating that "the chant 'Death to Israel' has become the most rational chant worldwide.

Not everyone in Dearborn was approving of these protests. "Imad Hamad, executive director of the American Human Rights Center in Dearborn, who attended Friday's rally, released a statement on behalf of some Arab American and Muslim leaders that read in part: "We, as a community, unequivocally denounce the inflammatory speeches and chants ... your message of extremism do not resonate with us."

However, Rashida Tlaib who claims she does not support Hamas, but appeared at functions with known Hamas supporters; when asked by Fox News Reporter, Hillary Vaughn if she condemns the "Death to America" chants, Tlaib refused to comment.

Tlaib, who has claimed she does not support Hamas, a known terrorist organization has appeared at functions with known Hamas supporters.

Hamas terrorists waged the deadliest attack on Jews since the Holocaust — slaughtering babies, raping women, burning whole families alive, and taking hundreds of innocent civilians hostage. Since October 7, more than 1,200 Israelis have been killed. Terrorists are still holding 134 men, women, and children in captivity. The House censured her for remarks made about the conflict in Israel.

This brings us back to our original question: Is chanting "Death to America" a threat, or is an expression of free speech covered under First Amendment protections of the Constitution?

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