On April 6th, from a location in Huntington Beach, California, the Chairman of the March for Justice Nidal Sakr tweeted the following against the state of Israel: "So called 'israeli CANCER' MUST BE OBLITERATED AND IT WILL BE." This was not the first threat issued by Sakr against Israel, and it probably will not be the last, but given Sakr's past relationship to the founders of al-Qaeda and present relationship to the leadership of the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, any threat from him needs to be taken very seriously.
Nidal Mohamed Sakr was born in Providence, Rhode Island. He describes himself as "US born from Palestinian origin." In a videotaped lecture Sakr gave, in October 2012, he claimed that his mother is Egyptian and enlisted in the Muslim Brotherhood (al-Ikhwan al-Muslimin) at an early age, carrying weapons and ammunition for the group. He stated, "Let me be very clear about this. I was born into Ikhwan, and my mother actually is from the first generation of Ikhwan."