Criticism of a government’s policies is not a condemnation of all people in the country or all people who share ethnic or religious affinities with people in the country, even if the government claims it speaks for all of them. It doesn’t speak for me.
Nor is criticism of a political pressure group that supports that government through financial means and other political pressure a condemnation of all the people the pressure group falsely claims to be speaking for.
How often do these distinctions need to be made? How often are there vigorous attempts to obscure them?
See the light shed on Ilhan Omar’s tweets by Ady Barkan’s confessions.