OK, I’ve come up with the brilliant plan to get rid of the Muslim threat to Europe, and it’s a whizzer. It is a continuation of my two previous posts, The Problem With Islam and The Forever Wars. If you haven’t read them, let me suggest that you do, as they contain the evidence for issues discussed or claimed below.
As we know, ISIS cuts the heads off of prisoners and burns them alive and chops off hands and feet and the like. I read a couple days ago that Marine Le Pen, a candidate for the French Prime Minister, is going to be prosecuted, not for cutting someone’s head off, but for the heinous crime of … showing pictures of what ISIS has done. Seems like the French authorities think the French people are not adult enough to look at such pictures.
As I discussed in “Forbidden Words“, this is cultural suicide. According to the European elite, Europe is not even rated PG-13, the US movie rating for a show you have to be thirteen years old to watch. I guess they’ve decided that the whole continent is rated “G” for “General”. Can’t show or say anything that is inappropriate for children.
Well, perhaps that is appropriate, given their childish attempts to stop people from saying anything that might be offensive to anyone anytime anywhere. Take France as the poster child for this. Here’s what you can’t say in public, from the usual font of misinformation:
Article 24 prohibits anyone from publicly inciting another to discriminate against, or to hate or to harm, a person or a group for belonging or not belonging, in fact or in fancy, to an ethnicity, a nation, a race, a religion, a sex, or a sexual orientation, or for having a handicap. The penalty for violating this prohibition is up to a year of imprisonment and a fine of up to €45,000, or either one of those, as well as the suspension of some civil rights in some cases.
But wait, it gets better. Not only can’t you say those things in public, you can’t say them in private either, viz:
France’s penal code forbids any private defamation of a person or group for belonging or not belonging, in fact or in fancy, to an ethnicity, a nation, a race, a religion, a sex, or a sexual orientation, or for having a handicap (Article R. 624-3). The penal code forbids any private insult toward a person or group for belonging or not belonging, in fact or in fancy, to an ethnicity, a nation, a race, a religion, a sex, or a sexual orientation, or for having a handicap (Article R. 624-4). The penal code forbids any private incitement to discrimination or to hatred or violence against a person or group for belonging or not belonging, in fact or in fancy, to an ethnicity, a nation, a race, a religion, a sex, or a sexual orientation, or for having a handicap (Article R. 625-7).
OK, so in France you can’t publicly incite someone to discriminate against or hate some ethnicity, nation, race, religion, sex, or other protected group.
And even privately you can’t defame or insult one of those protected groups, or incite people to violence against a protected group.
Now, this is true for both speech and writing. Given all of that, what do you make of the following anti-Semitic statement?
“And for the evildoing of those of Jewry, we have forbidden them certain good things that were permitted to them …
Do I hear echoes of European history there? That sounds pretty much like hate speech, calling all Jews evildoers … How about this one?
If only the [Christians and Jews] had faith, it were best for them: among them are some who have faith, but most of them are perverted transgressors.
“Perverted transgressors?” Moi? I’m pretty sure my sorry corpus just got defamed or insulted, hard to tell which, probably both.
Now, I’m sure some folks have recognized these as quotations from the Koran. Let’s take what is perhaps the clearest example of hate speech in the Koran, the Apostate verse. This verse is the reason that Ayaan Hirsi Ali has to live with bodyguards. This verse is the reason that Muslims kill the Baha’i. This verse is why Salman Rushdie was sentenced to death. Here you go, roll the tape …
Qur’an 5:33—The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter;
The Koran is telling people to do the very same brutal and bloody things that Marine Le Pen can’t even show photos of … how on earth is that not public hate speech and incitement to violence of the vilest kind?
So my plan would be that in every country in Europe, someone should bring a criminal case of the People vs. the Koran for hate speech. Might as well get some mileage out of those insane laws … and here’s the beauty part.
Don’t indict the Koran as a whole. Instead, identify the precise Suras (verses) of the Koran that have been quoted by Bin Laden and ISIS and such to justify their bestiality. Bring the case against just those specific verses. That way, you can prove that people are currently following that hate speech when they commit their crimes against humanity. This will distinguish dangerous hate speech from e.g. the Bible saying that people who wear cotton-wool blend socks should be killed … and yes, it does say that, go figure.
(The other good news is that people who wear cotton-wool blend socks are not a protected class, so that Bible verse is safe from the speech police … but I digress … )
Or how about indicting the Koran verse that says that Muslim men can beat their wives? The results of that particular bit of hate speech are visible around the planet. Seems like you’d start out with all the European women on your side if you brought that legal case.
Heck, since “sex” is a protected group you could bring up every verse that is used by Muslims to condemn women to second-class status. Those are all clearly hate speech under many European laws.
Now before you bring it up, I doubt very much that many European judges have the albondigas to actually rule against the patently obvious hate speech in the Koran.
But good heavens, think about the possibilities for publicity about these very pernicious verses! Think about the joy of watching the legal system twist and turn to avoid the obvious!
Given that there are a number of countries that have the same kind of “hate speech” laws that France has, and given that you can bring a separate suit for each offensive verse, consider how much sunlight could be brought to this ugly part of Islam.
Now, unlike many of my brilliant ideas, here’s the thing—this one could actually work. All that is needed are some lawyers willing to file such suits … anyone have ideas about who might be interested?
Sunshine today. Weeds in the garden beckon, my gorgeous ex-fiancee is fighting the green menace as I write, but the chair in the sun is calling too … believe I’ll just sit down for just a minute and think it over …
A marvelous world to all,