On October 18, hundreds of pro-Hamas insurrectionists stormed the Capitol. While the insurrectionists claimed to be Jews opposed to Israel’s campaign to stop Hamas terror and rescue the hostages, in reality, they were leftist extremists and in some cases Islamists. Many were affiliated with pro-terrorist organizations.
One example is Huwaida Arraf.
Huwaida Arraf, one of the organizers of @palestinewrites, was arrested today after storming the Capitol as part of a pro-Hamas protest and breaking into a US Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. @Penn, are you starting to understand why Jewish students are threatened by… pic.twitter.com/zx3DSsilpi
— Israel War Room (@IsraelWarRoom) October 18, 2023
Canary Mission had previously profiled Arraf, a BDS supporter who ran for Congress from Michigan, and co-founder of the pro-terrorist International Solidarity Movement.
On February 12, 2006, the Washington Post reported that at an October 2004 anti-Israel conference, Arraf “distributed recruitment brochures and encouraged students to enlist in the ISM, which, she acknowledged, cooperates with Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.”
On August 8, 2014, Arraf tweeted: “Time & again Hamas has shown willingness to concede & has maintained ceasefires. Re Hamas’ agenda, read http://lrb.co.uk/v36/n16/nathan-thrall/hamass-chances… #Gaza #Israel.”
On March 30, 2018, Arraf tweeted: “At least 7 killed, 500 injured & rising. Israel ordered soldiers to open fire on unarmed civilians & is trying to blame Hamas. All organizing & messaging around #GreatReturnMarch has stressed nonviolent nature. Hamas issued msg of coexistence. Israel chooses to ignore & kill.”
After the Hamas murders, rapes and kidnappings of Israelis, she tweeted that, “those condemning resistance expect Palestinians to die quietly.”
The Capitol Police failed to do their job. Nevertheless, hundreds of these domestic terrorist supporters were arrested. They should now face the same treatment as those who were arrested on J6.
Every single one of them should face extended prison sentences. Those who were not arrested should be tracked down through crowdsourced photos and videos.
And presidential candidates have the opportunity to promise that if they win, they will make sure that the DOJ and the FBI get it done.
America cannot exist with two sets of laws and two sets of rules.
There must be real consequences for the pro-Hamas insurrectionists.