Incitement to violence is not free speech and should not be protected. Now Islamic supremacists and Leftists are trying to extend that simple principle to include “hate speech,” which is a designation arrived at by means of a subjective evaluation, as opposed to incitement to violence, which is obvious. “Hate speech” laws are a tool for oppression and tyranny in the hands of those upon whom they confer the power to determine what is “hate speech” and what isn’t.
“Israelis shut Palestinian Islamic Jihad station,” Associated Press, March 11, 2016:
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli forces on Friday raided a TV station run by the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad in the West Bank as part of a crackdown to curb months of violence that Israel says has been fueled by incitement in the Palestinian media.
Police spokeswoman Luba Samri said the head of the Falestine al-Youm — or “Palestine Today” — was detained in the raid in Ramallah early Friday morning. She said Farouq Elayan, 34, had been incarcerated in the past for activities in the Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad group. The outlet, which also publishes material on social media sites, encouraged Palestinians to attack Israelis, she said.
In a statement, Falestine al-Youm said two other two staff members had also been arrested and that their equipment was confiscated. Islamic Jihad has carried out suicide bombings and shootings in the past.
Samri said shutting the station was part of efforts to stop incitement to violence. The raid came as Israel struggles to contain near-daily Palestinian assaults on civilians and security forces that have killed 28 Israelis and two Americans since September.