Following the murder of almost 3,000 innocents on September 11, 2001, the Muslim American community lent their voices to the chorus of condemnation, signaling to the world that their religion did not condone the mass slaughter of civilians. Following the mass slaughter of Israelis on October 7, 2023, those same voices . . . were silent.
While the world wonders how its youth has been so corrupted as to engage in pro-Hamas demonstrations—even going so far as to laud Osama bin Laden on social media apps like TikTok—Western Muslims free from the constant threat of Hamas have said virtually nothing to condemn the terrorist group’s actions against innocent Israelis on October 7.
The only way Hamas and its violent extremisms will go out of style is if free people of all religions condemn the barbarism of Hamas’s behavior in Israel.