Defaming the Prophet Muhammed “goes beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate" and "could stir up prejudice and put at risk religious peace” and thus exceeds the permissible limits of freedom of expression, ruled the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday, upholding a lower court decision.How can you 'defame' a historical figure?
The decision by a seven-judge panel came after an Austrian national identified as Mrs. S. held two seminars in 2009, entitled “Basic Information on Islam,” in which she defamed the Prophet Muhammad’s marriage.*blinks*
According to a statement released by the court on Thursday, the Vienna Regional Criminal Court found that these statements implied that Muhammad had pedophilic tendencies...If there's a better name for a figure who marries an eight year old girl, I've yet to hear it...
H/T: OldHolborn via Twitter
... presumably the 'religious peace' that is the central tenet of a certain upsurgent faith?
Apparently, the 'crime' was that the lady failed to emphasise that Mo had sex with adult females as well, which some may form the impression that he was only sexually attracted to pre-pubescent children. Perhaps if she had mentioned the many women he raped or took as sex slaves, that would have been OK according to the law, but would probably have led to a death sentence by the local branch of Religionofpeace R Us.
I wonder if this law, and punishment would apply if any other religion was involved?
"I wonder if this law, and punishment would apply if any other religion was involved?"
A 'QTWTAIN', my dear Penseivat.
Thank you very much for that link Stonyground.
"... presumably the 'religious peace' that is the central tenet of a certain upsurgent faith?"
You might say that. I couldn't possibly comment!
Screenshot it quickly, before they block it from EU-based servers!
"Apparently, the 'crime' was that the lady failed to emphasise that Mo had sex with adult females as well..."
As do a lot of paedophiles. It serves as 'cover'.
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