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Offline kimmy

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Re: "Your Ward" News - Hate Speech or Free Expression?
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2017, 01:10:44 pm »
So, I don't know if anyone spent much time perusing their back-issues,

I only glanced through the current month, and didn't notice anything that I thought was outright incitement of violence.

but they do suggest physical attacks on those they dislike (Jews/gays/Muslims/blacks/uppity women).  It is kind of cartoonish, which i suppose gives them the out of "But it was just a joke, surely you could see that".
That sounds pretty cut and dried, then.

So does this differ from Imam's preaching against Jews/gays in Mosques?

Well, the religious types have a couple of outs. There's "that's out of context" or "this wasn't to be taken literally" or "this is our scripture, it's protected speech." They're favorites with Christian hate-preachers, so I'm sure they would work for Muslims as well.

I don't think "Your Ward" has those defenses.

 -k
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