Saturday, October 27, 2018

Europe is Fork-Ready

10/26/18 Fox News:
The freedom of speech does not extend to include defaming the prophet of Islam, the European Court of Human rights ruled Thursday.
The Strasbourg-based ECHR ruled that insulting Islamic prophet Muhammad “goes beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate” and “could stir up prejudice and put at risk religious peace.”
The court’s decision comes after it rejected an Austrian woman’s claim that her previous conviction for calling Muhammad a pedophile, due to his marriage to a 6-year-old girl, violated her freedom of speech.
The ECHR ruled Austrian courts had “carefully balanced her right to freedom of expression with the right of others to have their religious feelings protected.”
This is hardly defamation.  His marriage to Aisha (consummated when she was 9) is widely recognized in Islamic tradition.  Now, if someone defamed Jesus by saying the 12 apostles and Jesus were gay, would the European Court of Human Rights decide that is outside free speech?  Of course not.

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