In addition, I would note that murder and maiming are not the terrorists’ ultimate goal. They seek to use this bloodshed to “terrorize” a population into submission to their will. Thus threatening and communicating their attacks are central to the terrorists’ mission. A widely read tweet extends the range of the terrorists’ bomb.
Thus far, the Obama administration and the United States attorney’s office in San Francisco have maintained complete silence on this issue. This is a missed opportunity to take a strong moral stand against terror. Forcing Twitter to ban Hamas respects and reinforces what must be a bright red line between those who target civilians in pursuance of their politics and those who do not.
Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, has taken a leadership role in calling on the Obama administration to enforce our anti-terror laws and force Twitter to do the right thing.
I applaud his activism. And on behalf of our more than 1.2 million members, I call on his colleagues to follow his lead.
David Brog, the executive director of Christians United for Israel, is a former staff director of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Lois Lerner, director of exempt organizations for the IRS, arrives for a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on the investigation of the IRS' targeting of political groups. Lerner invoked her Fifth Amendment right to not testify and caused a protest from some committee members when she offered an opening statement and engaged in dialogue with members before invoking the right.
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