URGENT: Read if you support Free Speech
Amos Yee is an 18-year-old Singaporean dissident.
He has already been imprisoned twice in his home country (in 2015 and 2016) for criticizing organized religion and the Singapore government, among other things.
Right now as we are speaking, Amos is held in a Chicago prison while his application for political asylum is being referred to a United States immigration judge.
And he needs your help.
This is an unprecedented case for the US government.
Singapore is a developed country, its citizens enjoy visa-free travel to the US, and the two nations are strong allies. President Obama recently hosted the Singaporean Prime Minister to a White House State Dinner in August 2016.
Never before has the US received a political asylum application from a citizen of a friendly allied nation.
Amos and his legal team need all the help they can get to pressure the US government to do the right thing — to uphold freedom of speech and expression.
Now is not the time to debate about organized religion or political systems (I will do so in future blog posts if you want). To believe in free speech is to accept that sometimes you WILL be offended. And you will defend the other person’s inalienable right to say the very things that offend you.
To support Free Speech that is under threat all over the world in the 21st Century, please consider supporting the Amos Yee Relocation Fund today.
I’ll see you in the next post.