Even Antisemites Deserve Free Speech (The Free Press)

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    Even Antisemites Deserve Free Speech – By Nadine Strossen and Pamela Paresky (The Free Press) / Oct 18, 2023

    In the wake of the brutal Hamas massacre, there have been calls to silence grotesque speech against our community. It’s understandable. But it’s wrong.

    We are living through the most horrific moment for the Jewish people in this century. It is also an especially crucial moment for the future of free speech.

    On October 7, Israelis were raped, tortured, kidnapped, and massacred by invading Hamas terrorists. It was an attack on Jews on a scale not seen since the Holocaust. Instead of attempting to hide evidence of their evil, as the Nazis did, the terrorists posted it on social media, reveling in their sadism.

    In response, on many American campuses, individuals and groups leapt to defend not Israelis—but the atrocities. A coalition of more than 30 Harvard student organizations quickly released an open letter stating they “hold the Israeli regime entirely responsible for all unfolding violence.”

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