Washington, DC: Earlier today, Congressman Gus Bilirakis issued the following statement condemning anti-Semitism in the wake of pro-Hamas taunts at solemn pro-Israel gatherings in the United States mourning the dead:
“As Co-Chair of the International Religious Freedom Caucus, I know that global anti- Semitism has been problematic since time in memorial. However, it is particularly despicable as war rages in Israel and civilians have been tortured, kidnapped, and slaughtered,” said Congressman Gus Bilirakis.
“The darkest moments in human history have come when people remain silent in the face of oppression, violence, bigotry and injustice. We must eradicate its presence around the globe, and we must always continue to support our most steadfast ally in the face of such hatred. As we pray for the victims of this savage attack and support Israel’s self-defense against these aggressors, let us remain united in our resolve to stand up against global extremists who use terror as a tool for spreading hate.”