Laws banning kosher slaughter in Flanders and Wallonia are an attack on religious freedom, writes Brooke Goldstein
Belgium’s Jewish community does indeed face intensified antisemitism (Antisemitism: ‘In Belgian schools the biggest insult is Jew’, 10 May). An additional factor making Jews question their future in Belgium has come not from the street, or from murderous Islamist attacks like that at the Jewish Museum in 2014, but from the legislature. The regional parliaments of both Flanders and Wallonia have passed laws banning kosher slaughter, an attack on religious freedom that sends an unwelcoming message to Jews and other minority faiths.
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