Muhammed Malik holds a different opinion of the facts. Malik is the Director of CAIR, the Council on American Islamic Relations. "I think it demonstrated, especially the aftermath, that the world is really seeing that what Israel did was hypocritical and was a double standard," said Malik. "The world is really looking for accountability at this point which Israel is resisting and international investigation."
Malik insisted the ship was carrying life saving supplies. "I think it was a ship that was basically trying to take needed supplies to people that have been under an illegal blockade," he said. "So I think it was heroic they defied laws I think in the spirit of Martin Luther King and we're trying to say look we're just trying to get aid to where it’s needed."