European Court: Woman’s Defamation of Muhammad Doesn’t Count as Free Expression
by Joe Setyon
October 25, 2018
An Austrian woman accused of defaming the Prophet Muhammad is not protected by the right to freedom of expression, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled today. Her statements represent “an abusive attack on the Prophet of Islam which could stir up prejudice and threaten religious peace,” the court declared. The woman, identified only as E.S., led what she billed as informational seminars on Islam back in 2009. At one of those seminars, she called Muhammad a pedophile because of his marriage to a girl named Aisha, who was just 6 years old at the time. READ MORE
WASHINGTON POST European court rejects Austrian’s case over prophet slur The European Court of Human Rights says an Austrian woman’s conviction for calling the prophet of Islam a pedophile didn’t breach her freedom of speech.
AMERICAN THINKER In Europe, feelings of Muslims now officially trump freedom of speech According to the European Court of Human Rights, the feelings of Muslims are more important than liberty. A critique of the Religion of Peace can be deemed a threat to “religious peace.”
Aayan Hirsi Ali Tweet This is the most corrupt, disgusting and barbaric ruling of our time! It sets back all the great work Muslims and non-Muslim minorities have done to advance Free Speech. No wonder citizens in Europe have lost faith in institutions like this one!