Multiple Muslim employees of Big Tech company Apple are publicly demanding that the company formally declare the state of Israel to be guilty of “illegal occupation,” and express solidarity with the Palestinian people, as reported by the Washington Free Beacon.
On Monday, members of the Apple Muslim Association sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook declaring their “sadness, anger, frustration, and disappointment” over the “struggle and pain of the Palestinian people, and their decades-long existence under military occupation.” Claiming that Apple “has led the way not only on products, but on human rights,” the members demanded that Apple release a statement formally supporting Palestine in their ongoing terror campaign against Israel.
The letter even demands that Apple use very specific language in such a statement, and avoid using such words as “conflict,” or “clash.” These words, the members claim, “imply a power symmetry that simply does not exist.” They also discourage Apple from using the phrase “both sides…as doing so would feel to us the equivalent of ‘all lives matter.’”
The Middle East saw a sudden and alarming spike in tensions over the last two weeks, after the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas began firing thousands of rockets into Israel, unprovoked. When Israel responded in kind and began bombing key locations of Hamas leaders and other terrorist hideouts, many far-left organizations and left-wing governments baselessly accused Israel of attacking innocent civilians. A ceasefire, brokered by Egypt, was agreed upon by the two nations on Friday, after 11 days of fighting.