U.S. Trying to Criminalize Free Speech – Again

U.S. Trying to Criminalize Free Speech – AgainGatestone Institute ^ | June 20th 2017 | Judith Bergman Posted on 6/20/2017, 12:11:22 PM by Jacquerie

On April 4, 2017, the US Senate passed Senate Resolution 118, “Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States”. The resolution was drafted by a Muslim organization, EmgageUSA (formerly EmergeUSA) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).On April 6, 2017, EmgageUSA wrote the following on their Facebook page: ”

Thanks to the hard work of Senator Marco Rubio, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Senator Susan Collins and Senator Kamala Harris we have achieved the approval of Senate Resolution 118, an anti-hate crimes bill drafted by Emerge-USA. It is days like this that Americans are reminded of this country’s founding principles: equal opportunity, freedom, justice. We are proud to help support the protection of these rights #amoreperfectunion #theamericandream”.In a blog post in The Hill, Chief Executive Officer of EmgageUSA, Wa’el Alzayat, wrote: ”

On April 5, the Senate unanimously adopted Resolution 118… As a Muslim American, I am grateful for this welcome gesture to help address the troubling rise in hate crimes against immigrants and ethnic and religious minorities… The Muslim American community has been on the receiving end of a long-running campaign of Islamophobia that pre-dates the current political climate… Senate Resolution 118 is a welcome and necessary step from our national leaders, but much more needs to be done; not only by our government, but also by average citizens, especially Muslim Americans…”

EmgageUSA likes to describe itself as a civil rights style organization, “non-partisan” with the innocent sounding purpose of: “…develop[ing] the capacity of the Muslim voter to ensure that our narrative is part of the American fabric. Our programs include civic educational events such as issue forums and town halls, voter initiatives including Get Out The Vote (GOTV), and . . .(Excerpt) Read more at gatestoneinstitute.org …

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