April 7, 2019
Does CAIR Support Anti-Semitism?
While the nation debates anti-Semitism, a Florida House bill to condemning anti-Semitism faces opposition. House Bill 741 would officially denote the State of Florida’s opposition to anti-Semitism and define anti-Semitism for Florida hate crimes legislation. The bill defines anti-Semitism to include: “...calling for, aiding, or justifying the killing or harming of Jews, often in the name of a radical ideology or an extremist interpretation of religion.” The Council on American-Islamic Relations Florida declared its opposition to the bill on March 5th. CAIR Florida claimed that the bill “clearly violates the right of freedom of speech” and would “criminalize legitimate criticism of Israel.” They objected to portions of the bill which would limit “criticizing Israel for inter-religious tensions or political tensions” and “ordering an investigation of the State of Israel for human...(Read Full Article)