Christian Union: penalise Holocaust denial

13th September 2011, Comments 0 comments

Christian Union MP Joël Voordewind wants to put an end to hatemongering via Holocaust denials on the internet.

On Tuesday, he will defend a bill intended to prevent insults against Jews and Israel as well as denials of the Holocaust and other genocides intended to incite hatred.

The Christian Union MP believes the past few years have seen a substantial increase in verbal violence against Jews on the internet. Mr Voordewind also emphasised that European rules should encourage the Netherlands to penalise discriminatory denials. The MP says he wants to set a legal norm, which would allow the courts to act against people seeking to incite hatred.

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