Congresswoman Kat Cammack sat down with Young America’s Foundation, providing words of encouragement for students across the country in support of Israel and the Jewish community.
As we have all seen, radical students have taken to the streets and campus squares to cheer Hamas as “an act of resistance.” Many chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine have declared “resistance is justified when you’re occupied.”
While these students fail to recognize the brutality of the terrorist organization they consider “martyrs” for Palestine and a misinformed justice, others across the country show their support for Israel. Catholic University Young Americans for Freedom Chairman Alex Diaz organized a vigil to honor and pray for the victims of Hamas in Israel.
“Put simply, we wanted the world to know that there are some college students willing to stand up for the Jewish people,” Diaz told the New Guard.
As diverging students across the country show their support for Israel or Hamas, Young America’s Foundation is dedicated to demonstrating that not all American students have been radicalized into supporting known terrorist organizations.
Sitting down with Congresswoman Kat Cammack, YAF echoes her message of strength, faith, conviction, and courage.
“While these are trying times, while there are tremendous pressures on our students around our country and across the globe,” Congresswoman Cammack says, “be brave and know that your faith will carry you through.”
As students, largely members of Students for Justice in Palestine, claim to be standing with the oppressed, the Congresswoman asks, “where was the justice for the innocent civilians who were attacked viciously in this assault?”
“I think that there is a hypocrisy that they have not recognized or acknowledged, because if they did, they would find themselves at fault,” she continued.
When asked about the anti-Israel propaganda machine feeding these radicalized students with talking points including “Palestine is an open air prison,” “Israel is an apartheid state,’ and that these attacks were an “act of resistance,” the Congresswoman states, “I think that folks who believe that need to go crack a history book.”
“If you truly care about the civilians in Gaza, maybe put pressure on the Arab nations surrounding the area. There’s truly a geopolitical element that people don’t understand,” she explains. “And it’s the same people who claim that they are in support of liberal causes that also want to ‘free Palestine’ without acknowledging the fact that they would not be welcome in that community.”
As Americans, we have faced devastating trials in our history. Young America’s Foundation has coordinated the 9/11: Never Forget Project for over two decades in remembrance for the 2,977 innocent lives lost on that tragic day.
Remembering what it was like that day, Congresswoman Cammack points out that “we say repeatedly, ‘never forget,’” and yet today we have “a group of people who don’t understand or don’t even want to acknowledge the history leading up to not just 9/11, but within the last century.”
“We say ‘9/11 never forget,’ and for the Holocaust, we say ‘never again,’ and right now we are seeing the equivalent, at this point even moreso, of Israel’s 9/11. It’s heartbreaking.”
She continues, “if you want to move forward with peace, you have to first acknowledge how we got here.”
With students rallying behind gruesome attacks in the name of justice and resistance, it is clear that many have forgotten.
“Remembering 9/11 is critical for us, because that was in so many ways how […] we were exposed to terrorism and how close it came to the homefront and why it is important to be ever vigilant, and always, always make sure we are standing with our friends and our allies.”
Responding to questions about the leftist activism for Hamas, the incredible misinformation students have been fed around the Palestinian question, and the hypocrisy of college administrators greenlighting pro-terrorist speech while preventing conservatives from engaging in their First Amendment rights, the Congresswoman’s prevailing message is for students to “be brave” as they mobilize in support of Israel and the Jewish community.
Young America’s Foundation will continue to stand with Israel. As Congresswoman Cammack remarked, this is a human rights issue, and YAF intends to stand on the right side of history.