It took them six years to come up with this? Just when my eyes are tired from rolling here in the U.S., it’s disappointing to see that Europe is balking at protecting racial and religious minorities. Check it out from the BBC (an excerpt):

European interior ministers have agreed to make incitement to racism an EU-wide crime, but have stopped short of a blanket ban on Holocaust denial.

The agreement makes it an offence to condone or grossly trivialise crimes of genocide – but only if the effect is incitement to violence or hatred.

The deal follows six years of talks, and will disappoint Germany, which pushed hard for a Holocaust-denial law.

Berlin has also had to drop a proposal for an EU-wide ban on Nazi symbols.

The European Network Against Racism said most European countries already had laws against incitement to racism, and the “weak text” would leave many national legal codes unchanged.

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