President Obama recently said in a statement, “We will do whatever it takes to see that justice is done when people harm Americans.” We must ask: Does this include Tariq?
By now, most of the world has heard of the Palestinian American teenager from Florida, Tariq Abu Khdeir, who was beaten nearly to death by Israeli officers last week before being arrested. Tariq was knocked unconscious and subsequently suffered a broken nose and chin, along with eye injuries. His crime? Being someone of Palestinian heritage.
Although Tariq’s story is receiving international attention, the U.S. government has yet to demand justice for Tariq or to hold the Israelis who nearly killed him accountable.
On this blessed day of Ramadan, help us tell Secretary of State John Kerry and Congress to demand justice for Tampa native Tariq Abu Khdeir and to hold the Israeli officers who nearly killed him accountable for their crimes. Tell Congress to put the interests of America and Americans first, and to break their silence on Tariq’s brutal attack. CLICK HERE TO ACT NOW, TAKES 30-SECONDS.
Secretary Kerry and Congress must demand that Israel explain the sense in arresting, interrogating and sentencing the victim, 15-year old Tariq, but not the perpetrators, police officers representing the Israeli government.
What happened to Tariq cannot only be blamed on fringe parties acting in “revenge.” Only one day before the murder of Tariq’s cousin, Muhammad Abu Khdair, who was kidnapped and burned alive by Israeli Jewish youth, Israeli lawmaker, Ayelet Shaked, called for the genocide of Palestinians and the slaughter of Palestinian mothers who give birth to “little snakes.” Her words received more than 5000 “likes” on Facebook and over 1000 “shares.”
The U.S. usually advocates for its citizens, but when Israel is the perpetrator of the crime, the U.S. government has failed to hold Israel accountable. Help us remind Congress that Tariq is an American citizen whose savage beating was captured on video. Tariq is one of their citizens, and Congress must do whatever it takes to see that justice is done for Tariq.
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