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Christian and Right Wing Outrage at New Antisemitism Bill

Many ardent backers of Israel have noticed the new Bill they hoped would outlaw pro-Palestinian encampments actually outlaws the very heart of their faith and violates their constitution

Sikander Hayat Khan
Rome Magazine
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5 min readMay 4, 2024

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I don’t often find myself nodding in agreement to statements made by the Christian and non-Christian Right in America. This time, however, it’s a bit different. The story here — to put it crudely — is one of Karma. But as tempting as it may be to say Ha!, one must look beyond ideological and religious differences to see the bigger story at play here.

Politicians, in their desperation to protect “the narrative,” have messed up big time. And this is one of those instances — more so than most — that show just how severe the effects of political incompetence on the average citizen’s life can be.

The story starts at Columbia University. The encampments there inspired similar demonstrations across the country (99% of which were peaceful), creating a whole host of problems for the political establishments in Washington and Tel Aviv. In an attempt to “put the breaks” on them, so to speak, the House passed, 320–91, an Antisemitism Bill, that they hoped would…

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Sikander Hayat Khan
Rome Magazine

Essays on U.S. politics and the Middle East. Law and politics grad. Masters in Law. Published in The Friday Times.