Originally Posted by DeafCaroline
Hey, checked out the article - it's an opinion piece. Not factual. And the law he was talking about was the hate crime law. The writer is assuming that because of the hate crime laws, one can't criticize a country that happens to be made up mostly of Jewish citizens. He's distorting based on his own perceptions.
I would like to see any exact wording within the hate crime laws that says it's criminal to criticize political acts of a country.
the Israel Lobby and the hate crime laws are two different and separate issues. he's criticizing the Israel Lobby for attempting to abuse the hate crime laws.
Imagine my relief!
I just wanted to point out the broad categories hate crime laws can cover, and the naivete of believing there won't be consequences. Perhaps I need to work on my paranoia.