British Jews take action against hate speech on college campuses - World Jewish Congress

British Jews take action against hate speech on college campuses

The Board of Deputies of British Jews has drawn up an action plan to combat the spread of extremism and hate speech on university campuses in the UK, which is at risk of turning into a pandemic, the ‘Jewish Chronicle’ reports. According to the paper, the Board’s plan draws on experience of campaigning against extremist Muslim speakers at British universities who hold hostile views toward Israel and would include alerting university authorities of any impending visits of extremists. The Board also proposes that participants speakers sign strict written undertakings that hate speech will not be used and agree to filming by university authorities.

The ‘Jewish Chronicle’ also reports that guidance on the limits of free speech is currently being developed by the Board of Deputies and the Community Security Trust. The Board, which is the umbrella organization of British Jewry, renewed its commitment to "a robust and uncompromising opposition to extremist ideologies that adversely affect the Jewish communities".