Israel Beiteinu promotes 'Salah Bill' following arrest

Proposed law would stop anyone who aided terror from speaking in schools; move follows arrest by Islamic Movement leader in London.

June 29, 2011 13:08
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raed salah outside court 248.88. (photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimksi )

Israel Beiteinu plans to expedite a vote on the "Raed Salah Bill" after the head of the Islamic Movement's northern branch was arrested in London on Wednesday.

The bill, proposed by MK Alex Miller (Israel Beiteinu) would prohibit anyone convicted of aiding terrorist organizations from entering government-funded educational institutions. Breaking the law would carry a punishment of 18 months in prison.

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"If the British government forbade this man from entering its territory because of his extremist views and a fear that he would use public and academic forums to incite to violence and racism, there is no reason the Israeli government should give that pleasure to Salah and his peers," Miller said.

Israel Beiteinu has requested that the Ministerial Committee for Legislation vote on the bill on Sunday, so it can be brought to the plenum for a preliminary reading next week.

Miller, the head of the Knesset Education, Culture and Sports Committee, said that schools in Israel "fight every day to stop unauthorized materials and textbooks, and therefore it is unimaginable that content that sparks incitement will enter through the back door through lectures."

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