Skip to comments.Calling Mohammed a Pedophile Not Covered by Free Speech, European Court Rules
Posted on 10/26/2018 4:29:52 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
(CNSNews.com) Europes top human rights court has ruled that comments about Mohammed having pedophilic tendencies are not covered by the right to freedom of expression, agreeing with the assessment of courts in Austria that the remarks constituted an abusive attack on the Prophet of Islam which could stir up prejudice and threaten religious peace.
A seven-judge European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) panel in Strasbourg concluded that the Austrian courts had carefully balanced the applicants right to freedom of expression with the rights of others to have their religious feelings protected, and to have religious peace preserved in Austrian society.
Thursdays decision came nine years after Elizabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, an Austrian political scientist and activist, held a seminar in Vienna where among things she criticized the treatment of women in Islam. The topic of Mohammeds marriage to Aisha, the youngest of his dozen wives and concubines, came up.
According to Islamic texts, the 7th century Arabian who founded Islam was betrothed to Aisha when she was six, and the marriage was consummated when she was nine.
The court record quotes Sabaditsch-Wolff as having said that Mohammed liked to do it with children, (other translations of the German comment render it had a thing for little girls) and saying, A 56-year-old and a six-year-old? What do we call it, if it is not pedophilia?
In 2011, Sabaditsch-Wolff was convicted under Austrias penal code for denigrating the teachings of a legally recognized religion and fined 480 euros (about $546), plus costs. She was acquitted on a charge of incitement.
Sabaditsch-Wolff appealed the decision, but a higher court in Austria upheld it.
In June 2012 the case was lodged with the ECHR, which hears allegations of breaches of the European Convention on Human Rights. Sabaditsch-Wolff complained her freedom of expression rights under the convention had been violated.
She said the Austrian courts had failed to address the substance of the statements in question, in the light of her right to freedom of expression.
If they had done so, Sabaditsch-Wolff argued, they would have qualified that as value judgments based on facts, rather than as mere value judgments.
The ECHR judges disagreed.
They said although people must tolerate the denial by others of their religious beliefs, in cases where comments are likely to incite religious intolerance a state might legitimately consider them to be incompatible with respect for the freedom of thought, conscience and religion and take proportionate restrictive measures.
The judges also said the subject matter was of a particularly sensitive nature, and that the authorities in Austria were in a better position to evaluate which statements were likely to disturb the religious peace in their country.
It would likely be of no benefit.
The five oldest and most trusted Islamic sources dont portray Muhammad as a great and godly man. They confirm that he was a thief, liar, assassin, mass murderer, terrorist, warmonger, and an unrestrained sexual pervert engaged in pedophilia, incest, and rape. He authorized deception, assassinations, torture, slavery, and genocide. He was a pirate, not a prophet. According to the Hadith and the Quran, Muhammad and his henchmen plundered their way to power and prosperity........
Nine. Nine. Nine.
Not a pedophile. Right. Sure. Uh huh.
Bow to your muslim masters EU, but insulting Christ is free speech
Coming very, very soon to a nation near you.
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If this were Austria in the 1930’s, even before Angschluss (unification of Austria with Germany and German troops), any negative comments about Fascism (German or Italian), would have gotten you convicted just like Wolff was. Just ask the Holocaust survivors of Austria what it was like to criticize Hitler and his Fascists.
My late friend used to get beaten up regularly at Gestapo headquarters in Vienna after the forced merger simply because he was a leader of a Jewish Health/Athletic organization.
However, when they were through beating Bill, he would crawl out on a window ledge and listen to the Gestapo plan their next actions, which he was able to pass on to other Jews and urge them to get out of the country.
[Eventually he was able to get a visa to the US but he gave his sister an earlier one for a ship that was going to America through Yugoslavia. Tragically, the German invasion of that country caught the ship in port and all the Jews on it were shot, including his sister).
Gee, I thought we had wiped out fascist intolerance. Looks like they missed something in the European Court, like a history lesson.
Another good reason for sane European countries who want to remain “European” to pull out of the European Union, Court, etc.
Tell the E. Court to shove their fascism up their insane asses while repeating “Seig Heil” a hundred times, just for old time’s sake. I’ll bet that some of them know how to do that already.
Kinda makes you wonder why we spilled so much blood there over the last 100 years.
And it must be noted that Europe's depravity didn't end with the fall of Hitler.Simon Weisenthal,the famous Nazi hunter,once stated that in his opinion the Stasi was even worse than the Gestapo.
Europe is done.
Now just a cotton pickin’ minit here. Let’s be fair. He didn’t actually boink her ‘til she was nine. Jerry Lee Lewis was Christian, so when he married his 13-year-old cousin that was pedophilia, because Christians don’t like it. But Muslims are a different culture, so if they want to boink nine-year-olds, by Allah, you let them and just look the other way.
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