I don’t know Amy personally but have followed her for years on Twitter and she follows me. She chatted with me a few times back when her cousin was missing in 2014. I never heard anything about whether her cousin was found or not, but other than that we share views on several conservative issues such as being pro-life, limited government, fiscal conservatism, Christianity and we’re both against Islamic terror.
However, I don’t think having an opposing view makes you a hater or someone who spreads hate. Her views may differ from those who disagree with her but it doesn’t mean she hates anyone. If her understanding of radical Islam is like mine and many conservative Americans we dislike the fact that Islam breeds hate towards anyone who doesn’t believe the same as them. The more radical/traditional Muslims practice sharia, believe in throwing homosexuals off buildings, slaying the throats of non-believers, and are members of terrorist groups like ISIS, Al Qaeda, and others. At the same time, I don’t think exposing someone on social media as hateful is ethical journalism, especially when it mentions other family members, their work history, personal status and place of business.
The article presented by the Huffington Post goes beyond the facts by presenting personal information that has nothing to do with the topic of whether Amy Mek spreads hate. Overall, the article claims that anything she says is hateful simply because the author disagrees with her point of view. This is not considered hate. Hate is taking action against a person or group that causes physical, mental harm or distress. Dictionary.com defines hate as– to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest: to hate the enemy; to hate bigotry. I would say Amy crossed this line slightly when she posted on her now password-protected website the names, pictures and place of work of those she believes are affiliated with Islamic terror and radical Islam. Unless she has concrete proof of their affiliation and they have committed any illegal acts, nobody should be named and shamed because they have a different point of view.
In this case, it’s better to just avoid those you disagree with and only report those who harass, threaten or harm you or others. However, this isn’t the case and instead, the writer sought to shame Amy Mek because he disagrees with her views instead of just ignore her.
Do you think sharing your political views on social media should be considered hate just because you disagree with the other person? Is Amy a Trump Troll or a Conservative on a mission to enlighten others and express herself?
by Patricia Garza
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