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View Diary: New York Times (again) Conflates Extremist Views With Violent Action (30 comments)

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  •  I'm not the one setting the standard... (0+ / 0-)

    the Supreme Court is the one doiing that.

    Requesting that I kill your mother-in-law is considerably more concrete than making a video telling people that they have a religious obligation to take up arms against the US.

    In one case, you have a specific crime in mind and you are encouraging (cf: requesting) me to committ the act.  In the latter case, everything is far more generalized.

    Please go read the Hess decision and we can discuss what you think differs between that situation and al-Awlaki's.

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