House Passes Resolution Condemning Anti-Semitism And Islamophobia

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On Thursday, the House passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry.  The resolution comes after days of debate over comments by Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., that some lawmakers said were anti-Jewish.

The vote was 427 in favor, 23 against and one member voting “present.” An initial plan for a resolution that focused on anti-Semitism was broadened to include language against Islamophobia, and hatred of many minority groups.

The seven-page resolution, the text of which was released and then updated again Thursday afternoon, condemns “anti-Semitism as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contradictory to the values and aspirations that define the people of the United States” and “anti-Muslim discrimination and bigotry against minorities as hateful expressions of intolerance that are contrary to the values and aspirations of the United States.”

House overwhelmingly passes broad measure condemning hate in response to Rep. Ilhan Omar’s alleged anti-Semitic comments

Via www.washingtonpost.com