Freedom under attack?

RasherHash

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BDS Is Facing Serious Repression Precisely Because It Is Seriously Effective


Dear Supporter,
In the United States and Europe, an Israeli-induced war of repression against the BDS movement is in full swing.

Elected officials are aggressively seeking to criminalize our free speech and peaceful protest. Their aim is to outlaw and intimidate supporters of our inspiring movement and stop it from achieving freedom, justice and equality for the Palestinian people.

In the United States, polls show that popular support for boycotting Israel or imposing sanctions against it is at an all-time high. Israel’s lobby groups are freaking out! They’re pushing Congress to adopt an anti-BDS law that would punish supporters of international calls for boycotting Israel’s regime of oppression -- or its illegal settlements built on stolen Palestinian land -- with penalties of up to $1 million and 20 years in prison.

More than twenty states have enacted draconian anti-BDS legislation, condemned by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) as an unconstitutional attack on free speech.

In Europe, as major trade unions, political parties and city councils adopt BDS measures, Israel and its lobby groups are desperately trying to criminalize advocacy for Palestinian rights, including through BDS tactics. Attempts to silence those who criticize Israel’s illegal and oppressive policies include hostile legislation, slander, threats, surveillance and political repression.

Despite this repression, BDS continues to rekindle hope that we can prevail over Israel’s system of oppression.

We count on your support to continue growing our movement’s reach and impact.
 


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BDS Is Facing Serious Repression Precisely Because It Is Seriously Effective
Probably enough has already been said elsewhere about the aims of BDS, its methods, how it attempts to delegitimise Israel, legitimise violence against Israeli citizens, and why it ought be regarded as an insidious, prejudicial organisation that ought be banned.

e.g. ... "They don't want Israel," Finkelstein declared, "They think they're being very clever. They call it their three tiers... We want the end of the occupation, we want the right of return, and we want equal rights for Arabs in Israel. And they think they are very clever, because they know the result of implementing all three is what? What's the result? You know and I know what's the result: there's no Israel..."


But keeping on topic for this thread, let's just examine one of the claims made in the letter above. They say:

... and stop it (BDS) from achieving freedom, justice and equality for the Palestinian people...
Now,

a. By "freedom" they can logically only mean (since they intend a Muslim state) "freedom" as conceived by Sharia law.

b. No one is in any doubt that when an Arab Muslim people talk about "justice" they are talking about retribution. Now considering the "crimes" they and the OIC accuse them of, what would this retribution likely comprise?

c. Actually, we have seen how Muslims in the region reacted to a declaration that they were to be "equal" to non-Muslims in the past - back before the mandate when the region known as Palestine (today, Palestine and Jordan) was a part of Ottoman Syria.

... in this period, the Sublime Porte's firmans (decrees) of 1839 and, more decisively, of 1856 – equalizing the status of Muslim and non-Muslim subjects – produced a dramatic alienation of Muslims from Christians. The former resented the implied loss of superiority and recurrently assaulted and massacred Christian communities – in Aleppo in 1850, in Nablus (West Bank) in 1856, and in Damascus and Lebanon in 1860... (source)


"Effective" HOW is the question.
 

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Germany: to illustrate a discussion, a journalist showed photo of the Nazi/Muslim alliance in WW2. He was sentenced to 6 months jail. On appeal, thankfully he won. You are being redirected...
 

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In just nine days’ time, I will once again be in court, on this occasion for my long-awaited trial. Of course, there is no guarantee that proceedings will be over there and then: the enemies of freedom and justice have a nasty habit of trying to drag things out for as long as possible, in the hope of extracting a guilty plea from those they take sadistic pleasure in persecuting. As my father would say: they can whistle!

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There’s plans in the works to cover a mural of George Washington from the halls of George Washington High School in San Francisco due to complaints that it’s offensive and demeaning to Native Americans and African Americans.

Board members appear to agree with a working group’s determination that the mural “traumatizes students and community members.”

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