Dutch Strike Blow at Bias Through Bill
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Dutch Strike Blow at Bias Through Bill

The lower chamber of the Dutch Parliament passed a bill today for the protection of public order. An integral part of this bill is a number of clauses directed against anti-Semitic manifestations.

The new law forbids the circulation of anti-Semitic publications and the delivery of inciting speeches against Jewish sections of the population. Heavy penalties are provided for offenders convicted of offenses under the law.

The large Socialist fraction in the Dutch Parliament voted against the bill, explaining, however, that they were heartily in favor of that portion of the bill aimed against anti-Semites.

Dutch papers were unanimous in their support of the bill, calling it a most essential measure.