CUFI has always stressed that Israel’s fight is our fight and that Israel’s enemies are our enemies. Simply put, those who hate Israel also hate the U.S., and those who hate Jews also hate Christians.
Yesterday, we received yet another terrible, tragic confirmation of this fact.
On Easter Sunday, a suicide bomber detonated explosives at a public park in Lahore, Pakistan. This park was known to be one that is frequented by Christians. Even worse, this park had attractions that made it especially popular with children. The attack left 70 dead and 341 wounded. The bomber belonged to Jamaat-e-Ahrar, an offshoot of the Pakistani Taliban. The group not only claimed responsibility, but openly stated that their intention was to target and kill Christians.
The problem of Islamic terror is not confined to Jews and Israel. Nor is it limited to Christians an the United States. As the residents of Brussels now understand, radical islam is a threat to all civilized people no matter where they live or how they worship.
These attacks remind us that radical Islam cannot be appeased and most be confronted. And these attacks demonstrate yet again why we must stand with our ally, Israel. Rather than condemn Israel, we need to learn from Israel. When Israel fights radical Islam, they not only protect Israeli Jews, Christians and Muslims from the extremists. Ultimately, they protect every one of us.