Phones and the internet aren’t blamed for terror finance. Crypto shouldn’t either.

Hamas’ blatant terrorist aggression that claimed more than 1,400 lives and the graphic videos emerging from Israel triggered vivid memories for me. Growing up in the suburbs of New York City, my friends and family were directly impacted by the atrocities of Sept. 11, 2001. As a Marine Officer, some of my closest friends were killed and wounded in the wars that followed.  

In 2004, I served in the hell of Ar Ramadi, Iraq. By that time, Al Qaeda had infiltrated the city, inflicting unspeakable and gruesome acts of terror on its residents, and in my Marine Corps infantry unit, the casualties mounted. 

Having witnessed these horrors, I have no tolerance for terrorism and condemn those…

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