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Islamist Terrorists Hold Hostages; World Responds By Supporting Muslims

We live in confusing times. As the United States went to sleep, we listened to news about a hostage crisis taking place in a cafe in the middle of the business district of Sydney. Immediately it became clear the terrorists holding hostages had some kind of connection to Islamist terror, as they held up a sign in Arabic, potentially connected to the ISIS terror group in the Middle East responsible for beheadings.

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When those of us on the East Coast woke up, hashtags were trending on Twitter about the hostage crisis, but inexplicably not in support of its victims. The Twitter hashtag #illridewithyou that was trending worldwide and in Sydney was created to express support for the city’s Muslim community, offering to share rides to work to build a bridge between communities. There have been no known threats since this hostage situation unfolded against the Muslim community in Sydney, yet #illridewithyou has caught fire.

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Whenever, God willing, these hostages are released or freed, they will come to learn that at their darkest hour, the world was rallying behind a group of people who were not being threatened with death.

How would you feel about #IllRideWithYou if you were a hostage in Sydney?

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Comments on “Islamist Terrorists Hold Hostages; World Responds By Supporting Muslims”

  1. Matt says:

    Anyone who uses or supports that stupid hashtag deserves to get befriended and then beheaded by who they think is their new friend.

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