DAILYKENN.com -- So, if you say Jews have big noses you could be fined or jailed?
|Protesters march against anti-Semitism|
in Britain outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London (AFP)
Free speech takes precedence over offending privileged classes of people.
I agree that common decency, civility, and morality should prod us to respect various people groups (including whites). But codifying that morality into law is excessive authoritarianism that limits our freedom of expression, creates a counter class of criminals, and provides government with another excuse to counter freedom with force.
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It means the UK will become the first country in the world to adopt the definition coined by the Berlin-based International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA).
Anti-Semitism “is a certain perception of Jews, which may be expressed as hatred towards Jews. Rhetorical and physical manifestations of anti-Semitism are directed toward Jewish or non-Jewish individuals and/or their property, toward Jewish community institutions and religious facilities.”
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