I read an interesting article that stated that “Some 20,000 Israelis have sued Internet giant Facebook in New York alleging the social media platform is disregarding incitement and calls to murder Jews being posted by Palestinians.”
I agree with the Israelis’ basic position on this matter; however, charges of incitement cannot be selectively driven. It appears that some laws regarding incitement are too weak and seemly are not enforced equally in ways required to protect the rights of all individuals or groups.
When I read this article, I immediately thought of the horrendous and inhumane levels of incitement that have been leveled against President Obama and the First Family. Some so-called right-wing groups and even some mainstream Republicans, Presidential Candidates included, have uttered insults and malicious speech that rise to the level of incitement. The term for this action by politicians is called Dog Whistle Politics; which is a type of political speech that uses inflammatory Racialized Coded Language to attack mainly people of color. Continue reading We Must Say No To All Forms Of Criminal Incitement