1) When influential people go silent on calls for violence & genocide, hateful rhetoric not by what they call trolls but equally influential members of their own community while silencing those on whom violence is being called upon, that silence is CONSENT & VALIDATION.
2) Sadly, a lot of our friends continue to give their consent & validation to the hate & violence against us. They ask us to ignore them or at best will call them names despite knowing that they have audience that listens and acts upon it - often leading to attacks on our people.
3) As a Muslim, not representing anyone but myself, I accuse all the members of that community for such attacks unless they do enough to stop people of their community from attacking our people. That is the bottom line, not blocking trolls, or ignoring their influencers. Period.

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