September 11th widow Terry Strada, National Chair of 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice Against Terrorism, writes in the November 24 issue of the Huffington Post about the urgent need to pass The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, S.2040/H.R.3815, aka JASTA.
Some of her words are below; the rest can be found here.
Since 9/11, we have learned about many different ways to fight radical Islamic terrorism. One very effective way is to cut off their money – bankrupt them. The 9/11 families & survivors war on terror is a war on the financiers. We must hold accountable the wealthy paymasters from the Middle East – the states and bankers who continue to fund mass murder to ensure their positions of power remain unscathed.
We also need strong leadership in our government. If we are going to eradicate ISIS once and for all, it’s time we take a hard look at what is fueling its growth: money. It’s time to deal with who funds the radical Islamists and their sworn Jihad against America no matter who they may be or what country they come from.
….Congress should focus their attention on The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act, S.2040/H.R.3815, (“JASTA“).
JASTA is a nonpartisan bill with strong bipartisan support in both Chambers of Congress. It’s sponsors maintain that the effect of the legislation is to provide a path to justice for victims of terrorism and deter future attacks by holding the financiers responsible for the role they play in giving material and logistical support for terrorist attacks on American soil. Money is the lifeblood of terrorism. Holding the funders liable is a strong deterrent and one we should not be afraid to use. JASTA is about keeping America safe.
I urge each and every American to call your Senators and Representatives and ask them to support S.2040/H.R.3815, the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act. Our national security depends on it.