Friday, October 26, 2018

The End of Free Expression in Europe

Speaking of freedom of expression, an Austrian woman has been convicted of speaking ill, that is, of blaspheming the Prophet Mohammed. She called him a pedophile, and in today’s enlightened liberal Europe such expressions are forbidden.

The woman was convicted in Austria. Her conviction was upheld by the European Court of Human Rights.

The Daily Mail reports:

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled a woman convicted by an Austrian court of calling the Prophet Mohammed a paedophile did not have her freedom of speech rights infringed.

The woman, named only as Mrs. S, 47, from Vienna, was said to have held two seminars in which she discussed the marriage between the Prophet Mohammad and a six-year old girl, Aisha.

According to scripture the marriage was consummated when Aisha was just nine years old, leading Mrs S. to say to her class Mohammad 'liked to do it with children'.

She also reportedly said '... A 56-year-old and a six-year-old? ... What do we call it, if it is not paedophilia?'

Mrs S. was later convicted in February 2011 by the Vienna Regional Criminal Court for disparaging religious doctrines and ordered her to pay a fine of 480 euros plus legal fees.

After having her case thrown out by both the Vienna Court of Appeal and Austria's Supreme Court, the European Court of Human rights backed the courts' decision to convict Mrs S. on Thursday.

On what grounds did the court find against the woman?

On the grounds that speaking ill of the Prophet Mohammed would hurt the feelings of Austrian Muslims and thus would provoke public disorder. So much for free expression.

We are living in a world where great Western judges follow a higher law-- the sensitivities of Muslims. Judges shut down free speech because they have become completely terrorized by certain segments of the Muslim communities.

Thus the great tradition of Western freedom of expression has been compromised by raw and cowardly fear. Thus has Western culture been undermined by people who refuse to accept its founding principles. Tell us again why we should open our doors to everyone, indiscriminately.

The Daily Mail continues:

The ECHR found there had been no violation of Article 10 (freedom of expression) of the European Convention on Human Rights.

In a statement on Thursday the ECHR said: 'The Court found in particular that the domestic courts comprehensively assessed the wider context of the applicant’s statements and carefully balanced her right to freedom of expression with the right of others to have their religious feelings protected, and served the legitimate aim of preserving religious peace in Austria.'

Once upon a time, certain judges and justices in the American legal system decided that they should not just judge cases by the rule of American law, but should also make use of international law, the kind the European courts concoct.


David Foster said...

"the right of others to have their religious feelings protected, and served the legitimate aim of preserving religious peace in Austria."

The first part of this statement suggests that if someone believes in the religion of Baal-Moloch and argues for restoring the religion to operational status, including the public child-sacrifice, then no one dare criticize them.

The second part gives away the game: this is about FEAR. Your "religious feelings" will likely be protected only if there are enough members of that religion, and their behavior is sufficiently violent, to make them a credible threat.

Sam L. said...

Ah, but it WILL BE, Ian. It WILL BE.

Sam L. said...

Mayhap we need a HUGE chorus singing "Onward Christian Soldiers".

djf said...

Sam, you missed my point.

To spell it out, there is one set of rules for the special mascot minority (who can say whatever they like), and another for everybody else (who, if they know what's good for them, had better not offend the mascots so beloved by the rulers).

"So all is not lost" was sarcasm.

Anonymous said...

(Ruhollah was the first name of Ayatollah Khomeini)

I gonna write a little fatwa
Gonna mail it to the PM, T May
It's a Wahhab-dhimmi fatwa
I want the West to obey
Ruhollah Beethoven
Better squelch your speech today

You know the Dar Salaam's rising
No young blood filling the pews
My heart's beating dhimmis
And my soul keeps a cursin' the Jews
Ruhollah Beethoven
And tell Chuck Berr-ski the news

We got Wahhabist pneumonia
We're gonna crush these rhythm and blues
I think I got it from a prophet
Splitting down from the Western world view
Ruhollah Beethoven
Walk 'em out pew by pew

Well if 'adeel* you like it
Get a lover named Jamil and 'Iraq it
Throw it over .. and move on up to
Al Ghaffar Rahman* .. with zeal and rock it
Throw it over
Ruhollah Beethoven
Islammin' it two by two

Well early Friday morning
Imma givin' you this warning
Dont step out in high heeled shoes
Hey berserker twerker, I'm givin' you this burqah
You ain't got nothing to view
Ruhollah Beethoven
And tell Wahhabis the news

Well she whirls like a dervish
In a trance when she prays Salat
She got a shahid partner
You oughta see her Sunni tots
As long as she got a womb
Jihadis will never stop

Ruhollah Beethoven ....
And tell Chuck Berr-ski the news

*('adeel -- Islamic righteousness .... AL Ghaffar Rahman -- The Most Merciful Forgiver)


Anonymous said...

David Foster...
you just created some extreme sparksin the "stupidly extreme-lateral inferences" region of my friend tallow..

GOOGLE INPUT: "Baal-Moloch" OUTPUT: "Glenn Beck: 'We Are Worshiping' Demon-Gods Baal and Moloch..."

Well, although it is probably not what you intended, at least it accurately predicted that my CNS is reasonably fried into a crispy-tallow.

You don't want to know how many useless inference this generated. Tracing the language that various Artilects left for us.

Please say it is not a more advanced PEEN at work. lol

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Anonymous said...

Exactly, now SALIVATE!