The amendments recommend the criminalisation of online hate speech, based on a very sweeping meaning of the term, which could lead to harsh penalties and extortionate fines. Despite issuing an apology for causing any insult and a full explanation of the cartoon as a critique of terrorism rather than Islam, the Jordanian government went ahead with the prosecution. While a date for Parliamentary debate of the amendments to the Cybercrimes law is still to be confirmed, many journalists in Jordan are alarmed by the hate speech amendment and the harm they believe it will bring.
Characterizing an entire group of people as sick is hate. When people express these beliefs or vote for those who do, they are encouraging those who waves signs, throw slurs, and worse.
And they are killing children. It's alone time precious to any parentand I like to at least pretend to keep up with national and world events. Lately, the news has been full of stories about GOP political primaries.
It never seems to take long before an elected official is quoted saying something horribly anti-gay, which pisses me off. One time that this happened, instead of sitting in the car and fuming in silence, I called my brother Harold.
Harold is a great person to call when I feel like screaming about someone I have never and will never meet. He runs a residential facility for people with severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia and always has some unique way of looking at all the things that infuriate me. He listened to me rage about the ignorant, close-minded, and just plain dangerous nature of hate speech.
After I had ranted myself out, Harold was quiet for a moment then he said, "Whenever one of my residents is doing something that looks crazy, I always tell my staff to get in their shoes and try to figure out why.
But with those people I don't want to be in their shoes. I have no interest in knowing what can make someone hate that much. It is unfair of you to say that people who do not support gay rights and gay marriage hate all gay people.
I don't hate gay people. They are sinners and perverts, and none of my children will be gay because I raise them right And when I get one of these messages, my initial gut response is always the same: Unfortunately, these kind of hypocritical statements are common, and some prime examples come directly from elected officials making news lately.
Representative Michele Bachmann stated"If you're involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it's bondage. It is personal bondage, personal despair and personal enslavement.
If that's their orientation, then I accept that.UNDERSTANDING HATE SPEECH: Jordan’s new definition threatens press freedom Aida Al-Kaisy. Journalists in Jordan fear that government plans to revise the country’s Cybercrimes law are simply a means to crack down on the media. In today’s tense political climate, the phrase “hate speech” has been heavily used by many people, regardless of where they fall on the political spectrum, to describe speech that is offensive, discriminatory, racist, sexist, bigoted, or violent.
Hate speech, when actively promoted by a university, is outside the bounds of free speech and should therefore exist beyond political sides. On the other hand, both sides should be wary of censorship.
Hate speech can wound without authority because factors like the oppressive history of slurs and the power of words to invoke that history contribute to its force. But the harm in . Indeed, laws against hate speech or hateful speech are often misused to punish and silence journalists, dissenters, and minorities, recently in countries as varied as .
Bias Prejudice Stereotyping Bigotry Discrimination Racism Xenophobia Collective Violence Violent Extremism Ingroup/Outgroup Supremacy Dogmatism.