Netherlands: When the Questions Become the Crime
by Abigail R. Esman, gatestoneinstitute.org, October 27, 2014
More problematic is that it reaches a point where discussion or debate is impossible because the questions themselves become a crime.
Such laws not only run counter to the basic principles of democracy; they are, in many instances, representative of a duplicitous selective application of the law. Why are the prosecutors not going after Yasmina Haifi, who tweeted that ISIS is a Zionist plot? Is the criminalization of hate speech now dependent only on whom you hate?
The people are entitled to a country in which they can voice their frustration and be heard.