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Unread 11-15-2011, 11:45 AM   #172 (permalink)
Beowulf
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Originally Posted by DeafCaroline View Post
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.
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