What Hamas did was wrong, and there’s no excuse for terrorism. It should be easy to agree on this. But some people are so caught up in their extreme political views that they get confused about what’s right and wrong. When faced with horrible acts like rape, murder, or terrorism, they try to justify these actions instead of condemning them. Sometimes, they even side with the terrorists.

If these clowns had higher intelligence, or a sense of morality, they would take a few minutes to reflect on last month’s evil. But because they do not, they can’t help themselves. Some have published awful statements accusing the victims of being “invaders” (!!!!!!) and Israel Government of being “terrorists”, even before all the body parts of the murdered had been recovered.

These people should absolutely keep writing publicly – Please, may they keep crawling out from under the rocks that they live under, because sunlight is the best disinfectant. The Manx public need to know that this brain-melting bigotry is held by many people in our community. Their collective transparency is a public service, because the people of the Isle of Man should be informed of what public officials think.

Michael Josem is a long-term consumer advocate, most prominently as a global leader in combating fraud in the online gambling industry. He was in part the inspiration for the 20th Century Fox Movie, Runner Runner, starring Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake.

Josem has over a decade of experience as a senior business leader working across various high-tech and online industries, and takes action to build a better community. His primary volunteer roles include service for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, and Graih, the homelessness charity.