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Dear French Foreign Minister Ayrault

David Harris | Posted 01.09.2017 | World
David Harris

I take the liberty of writing this open letter in the wake of the latest Palestinian terror attack, which killed four young Israelis and wounded many ...

Toward a New International Partnership to Counter Hate Speech

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.11.2016 | HuffPost Home
Joseph Braude

Earlier this year at a conference of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, Saudi King Salman bin Abdel Aziz made a series of noteworthy remarks abo...

Quartet's False Balance Between Occupation and Incitement

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
Daoud Kuttab

One of the lessons professional journalists have learned over the years is that objectivity and balance can sometimes be wrongly used. If, as a journalist, you are witnessing rain, you are not obliged to report that one side says it is raining and the other side says it is not. You have an obligation to your audience to tell it simply that it is raining.

The Blissful Ignorance of the World

Shahar Azani | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Shahar Azani

The French are up in arms again. Contrary to what one might think, it is not about internal social inequalities and the immigration challenge France f...

Arrest Pastor Kevin Swanson?

Marc Leandro | Posted 11.13.2016 | Queer Voices
Marc Leandro

I believe that the words of Iowa Pastor Kevin Swanson at last weekend's so-called National Religious Liberties Conference, and on many previous occasions, may well meet the definition of incitement to illegal action.

It's the Education, Stupid!

Shahar Azani | Posted 10.15.2016 | World
Shahar Azani

If we truly want to put an end to violence, not only during this round, but to make sure there are no more rounds, its time we get serious and put our efforts and attention where difference can really be made.

Murdering Freedom of Speech

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 03.29.2015 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Freedom of speech might be integral to the hard-won flowering of modern freedoms valued in the West, but its fragile bloom has faded and could die without proper tending by courageous politicians and media working in a global partnership to oppose Islamism and the Zeitgeist of political correctness.

Slender Man Meets the First Amendment: Why Suing the Character's Creator Won't Work

Clay Calvert | Posted 08.09.2014 | Crime
Clay Calvert

Can Eric Knudsen, the creator of the fictional character Slender Man, be held civilly liable for the recent violence suffered by the young victim of a stabbing attack in Waukesha, Wisconsin? The answer is a definitive "no" under First Amendment principles of free speech.

Punishing Killers of Protesters should be applied to all

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 10.21.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

I believe it is a good idea for the US and other world countries to immediately stop aid to any country that shoots civilian demonstrators. This prin...

The Worst Possible Option

Shai Baitel | Posted 04.04.2012 | World
Shai Baitel

Whoever agrees that the preferred solution to the conflict are two-states-for-two-peoples needs to realize that this possibility to implement is gradually slipping away while no progress, however small or incremental, is being made.

After Quran Burning, The Need To Put People First

Nigel Barber | Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion
Nigel Barber

Instead of respecting religion, we need to respect people. We can begin by respecting their right to life.

Textbooks, Grasshoppers, and the Question of Incitement

Ghassan Khatib | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ghassan Khatib

Instead of embracing positive steps by the Palestinian government, Israel seems determined to ignore the positive reality and hark back to previous times with accusations of Palestinian 'incitement.'

Sarah Palin Advocates Violence, But Her Hit List Isn't Criminal

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Ruby-Sachs

The Supreme Court has a high standard for criminalizing speech. Free speech, while not an absolute right, is a highly protected privilege in the United States. So far, Palin is not acting criminally.

Fred Phelps' Hatemongering and the First Amendment

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Fred Phelps and his "church" are the ones who arrive at various places and events all across the country, waving hate-filled signs which convey his belief that God hates the US, homosexuals, the U.S. military, and dead American soldiers.

Will $40 Million US Tax Dollars Subsidize UN Agency That Tolerates Teaching Martyrdom to Palestinian Kids?

Heather Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Heather Robinson

Watchdog organizations have shined a light on the content of books in schools in the Palestinian territories -- and what they illuminated was a consistent pattern of propaganda.

Deodorant Ads Help Us Learn About an Important Word: Incitement

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

It's how a culture gets you to read yourself, so that you think you are just expressing and reacting to your natural, real self. But hello, culture invented your self. It's not entirely natural.