Stifling free speech isn't necessary to combat anti-Semitism

Posted on AllSides March 8th, 2020
From The Center

From swastika-adorned vandalism on Iowa campuses to mass shootings, anti-Semitism is a growing and deadly threat. But a bill before the Iowa House is the wrong way to combat it, and it threatens to stifle free speech.

The bill, House File 2303, would require state entities to employ the controversial 2016 Working Definition of Antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, or IHRA, in reviewing any possible “violation of law, rule, or policy regarding discriminatory acts.” It echoes a recent executive order signed by President Donald Trump that focused on...

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