Recently, in Tehran, Iran, there was a meeting of Holocaust Deniers hosted by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Holocaust Deniers openly question whether or not the Holocaust actually occurred. The meeting was held to express the feelings and the beliefs of the deniers. The majority of world leaders were shocked that Iran would host such a conference. Here’s what they said.
The reason that this is important is that many of the deniers come from European countries like Germany, Austria and France where it is illegal to deny the Holocaust. People who openly question the Holocaust are even thrown in jail sometimes for their beliefs.
So our question is do you think it is fair to deny someone freedom of speech—even if that speech is mean, hurtful or downright wrong? Should there be limits on freedom of speech? If so, who gets to pick what can or cannot be said?
Here’s what we’re thinking:
Leave us a comment and tell us what you think.
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