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The Guardian reports that Parliament member Thomas Docherty wrote a letter to Sajid Javid, Britain's culture secretary, noting that "there is a compelling case for a national debate on whether there should be limits on the freedom of expression."
Docherty, a Scottish member of the
The debate would be timely because of an apparent rise of anti-Semitism in Britain and Europe, Docherty said. Last month, a Jewish member of Parliament disclosed that he's received five death threats because of his religion. A Jewish charity in Britain is set to release a study next month reporting that in 2014, anti-Semitic incidents "reached the highest level ever recorded in the UK."
"Mein Kampf" has been out of print -- effectively banned -- in Germany and Austria for decades. The copyright to the book is owned by the German state of Bavaria, which has blocked its publication. But the copyright is set to expire later this year, raising the possibility that it could be printed in those countries again.
The book was banned in Russia in 2010. It is legal and in print in the United States, where it is appears in a number of English-language translations.