ISIS and other jihadist groups are using the internet to spread their message and recruit new members. To combat this, Eric Posner, a prominent law professor from the University of Chicago, says that we need to put limits on freedom of speech. Specifically, he proposes in Slate that we make it illegal for anyone to visit or link to or point other people to jihadist websites.
Again, note the syndrome: Our security is at risk, so eliminate civil liberties! Fear as the pretext for doing away with freedom. [Read more…]