Fellow defenders of freedom, free speech. It is a sad moment for those values. The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that defaming the Prophet Muhammad exceeds the permissible limits of freedom of expression. They ruled that an Austrian woman's criminal conviction and fine for her statements accusing the Prophet Muhammad of pedophilia did not breach her right to free speech. The decision came as an Austrian national identified as E.S. by the court, had held seminars on Islam in 2008 and 2009 for the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) where she discussed the prophet's marriage to Aisha, a child at that time, and implied that he was a pedophile.
Please, please, do not ask us to come save you again.... this time you deserve it.
We are to busy battling people with the same mentality here.
There is an old saying in the US. The second Amendment, keeps the rest of the bill of rights alive. Seems the old saying is becoming prophetic. Most of the EU gave up their guns, and now speech is the next to go.
That's fucking sad. Brexit looking better. Who was her lawyer? Useless. Simply define pedophile ie prepubescent, then use the Kor'an as evidence plus other historical evidence the marriage took place.
Newspaper headlines should read
"EU court rules sexual contact with 9year olds is not pedophilia. WTF EU!!!!!!!!"
The European Court of Human Rights is an oxymoron. The spread of tolerance of intolerance is alarming. I'm not a fan of right wing extremists, who is, but they are flourishing under the so called benign dictatorship of the EU. Everyone should be free to offend everyone. This sort of ruling, is anti freedom,anti free thought and will only further the case of right wing thinkers who feel (rightly so) that they have been marginalised.