Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nationâ€™s largest pro-Israel organization, has launched a campaign to ban Hamas from Twitter. The campaign is using the hashtag #BanHamas.
Online PR News – 28-August-2013 – North Carolina – Christians United for Israel (CUFI), the nationâ€™s largest pro-Israel organization, has launched a campaign to ban Hamas from Twitter. The campaign is using the hashtag #BanHamas. Leaders of CUFI include Pastor John Hagee, David Cerullo & others. In addition to having members email Twitter, each email will be copied to the office of the San Francisco based U.S. Attorney.
In part the email to Twitter states:
The United States government has designated Hamas as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. Under 18 U.S.C. 2339A, it is illegal for any U.S. Company to provide â€śmaterial supportâ€ť to a terrorist organization. This prohibited material support specifically includes â€śservicesâ€ť and â€ścommunications equipment.â€ť By allowing Hamas to have a Twitter account, you are providing it with an important â€śserviceâ€ť and extremely effective â€ścommunications equipmentâ€ť which are central to its primary mission of terrorizing the Israeli people and using civilian deaths to score political points.
The emails conclude by calling on Twitter to act:
I therefore demand that you observe both United States law and your own Terms of Service by immediately banning Hamas, the Izzadeen Al-Qassam Brigades and any related entities from operating Twitter accounts (e.g. @AlqassamBrigade). I have ccâ€™d the local office of the United States Attorney on this e-mail so that they can weigh appropriate legal measures in the event that you continue to permit terrorists to use your services.
Christians United for Israel is the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States and one of the leading Christian grassroots movements in the world. CUFI spans all fifty states and reaches millions with its message. Each year CUFI holds hundreds of pro-Israel events in cities around the country.