With Israel facing down terrorist groups like Hamas in Gaza, Americans have taken their sides with many on the left immediately siding with Hamas, an actual terrorist organization. We’re not talking about random Twitter users either. There are actual elected officials in America who wish to see Israel lose to a terrorist group that uses children as human shields.
Welcome to 2021.
One of those elected officials taking the side of Hamas is New York Assemblywoman Phara Souffrant Forrest decided to take to Twitter and tweet out an image that featured the country of Israel covered in nice-looking flowers with the word “Palestine” in place of the word “Israel.” This was accompanied by the hashtag “#FreePalestine.”
The tweet was up for a bit before Forrest took it down. She then posted a tweet explaining why she took it down, and none of it actually apologizes for the picture and even suggests Israel is an apartheid state.
“I deleted a previous tweet that led to misunderstandings about my position. My position has always been about peace and justice. I stand against apartheid because I believe that all people deserve to live under equal rights regardless of ethnicity or religion,” tweeted Forrest.
The tweet was deleted but the internet is forever.
It's cool. I got it right here. pic.twitter.com/nBThrJbO6C
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) May 13, 2021
What Forrest has effectively advocated for here are the complete termination and genocide of Israel and its people. Israel’s enemies do not want to invite the Jewish people into cohabitation in a country called Palestine (which does not exist), what they want is the complete extermination of the Jewish people.
This isn’t hyperbole, this is stated in Hamas’s charter, and it’s deeply rooted in the Islamic principle of jihad against those who oppose their religion:
“This is the Charter of the Islamic Resistance (Hamas) which will reveal its face, unveil its identity, state its position, clarify its purpose, discuss its hopes, call for support to its cause and reinforcement, and for joining its ranks. For our struggle against the Jews is extremely wide-ranging and grave, so much so that it will need all the loyal efforts we can wield, to be followed by further steps and reinforced by successive battalions from the multifarious Arab and Islamic world, until the enemies are defeated and Allah’s victory prevails.”
“The basic structure of the Islamic Resistance Movement consists of Muslims who are devoted to Allah and worship Him verily [as it is written]: “I have created Man and Devil for the purpose of their worship” [of Allah]. Those Muslims are cognizant of their duty towards themselves, their families and country and they have been relying on Allah for all that. They have raised the banner of Jihad in the face of the oppressors in order to extricate the country and the people from the [oppressors’] desecration, filth and evil.”
On Wednesday, a Hamas official reportedly urged people to cut the heads off of any Jewish person they see.
“A knife costs five shekels [about $1.50]. Buy a knife, sharpen it, put it there, and just cut off [their heads]. It costs just five shekels. With those five shekels, you will humiliate the Jewish state,” said Fathi Hammad, Hamas Political Bureau member, and former interior minister.
This is the organization and causes that people like Forrest support when they tweet out the pictures that they did. This is open racism and a smiling nod toward genocide by elected officials. Our allies are being spit on and told to die by people we put into office who then endorse and elevate literal terrorists.