Well, it appears that these days Europe is not just welcoming Islam. It is bending over and bowing to Islam … the latest case in point:
BERLIN (AP) — 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.
The Strasbourg-based ECHR ruled Thursday that Austrian courts had “carefully balanced her right to freedom of expression with the right of others to have their religious feelings protected.”
The woman in her late 40s, identified only as E.S., claimed during two public seminars in 2009 that the Prophet Muhammad’s marriage to a young girl was akin to “pedophilia.” A Vienna court convicted her in 2011 of disparaging religious doctrines, ordering her to pay a 480-euro ($547) fine, plus costs. The ruling was later upheld by an Austrian appeals court.
The ECHR said the Austrian court’s decision “served the legitimate aim of preserving religious peace.”
Now, it is generally accepted by both Islamic and Western scholars that Muhammad married Aisha when she was seven years old, and he consummated the marriage when she was nine years old. And in Austria, as in the US, rightly or wrongly this is known as “pedophilia”.
But nooo, in Europe you can’t be honest about Islam. So this poor woman told the truth about the Prophet Muhammad, and for her trouble, she’s been fined and ordered to pay court costs. Disgraceful.
And people wonder why I object to the US having anything to do with any of these kangaroo courts like the International Criminal Court, the ECHR mentioned above, the Court of Justice of the European Union, various UN bodies, and other such collections of vindictive cowards? When a woman can get fined by telling the absolute and agreed-upon truth about Islam, something is terribly, drastically wrong. I don’t want myself or any Americans anywhere near that kind of a dangerous society of vengeful autocratic lunatics.
Shame on the Austrian court for making this ruling, shame on the Austrian appeals court for agreeing to it, and shame on the ECHR for upholding it. You should all hide your heads and not venture out into polite society. Fining a woman for telling the absolute truth? You are a bunch of sick, sick puppies.
All I can say is that I am overjoyed to be an American, because in Europe I’d be in all kinds of legal trouble for my post called The Problem With Islam and the accompanying cartoons. I would assuredly be convicted of “disparaging religious doctrines”, because that is exactly what I did, and proudly so. Here’s a rude truth—if the European courts were actually serious about “hate speech”, they’d have to ban the Koran itself for encouraging rape, torture, and murder … but instead, in Austria I’d be fined for pointing out that undeniable truth about the Koran.
Here in the US, talking trash about any religion is something we are all totally free to engage in … but not in Europe. In Europe, all religions are equal … but clearly, some religions are more equal than others. You can put a statue of the Crucifixion in a jar of urine and that’s considered to be noble high art …
… but telling the unvarnished truth about Islam will get you into all kinds of legal trouble.
Care for some irony? It was the Austrian victory over the Islamic armies in the Battle of Vienna in 1683 that marked the turning point in the previous Muslim attempt to conquer Europe. And now it is the Austrians who are turning belly-up in the latest Muslim attempt to conquer Europe …
Gotta say, I don’t see why you European folks put up with this for one minute. You need to start yelling and screaming as loud as you can, or you will assuredly be lost in the rising flood …
Meanwhile, here in the forest on our hillside near the coast, the sea fog has burned off and the redwood trees are basking in the sun. I’ve long held that I’m one of the most fortunate men on the planet …
… and contemplating the verdant greenery from the window of my humble abode in America, and reflecting on how I’m not subject to the degenerate court rulings of a bunch of deranged Europeans, I can see no reason to change my mind.
My best regards to everyone, with fervent wishes for freedom of speech for all,