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Defaming Muhammad does not fall under purview of free speech, European court rules
Fox News ^ | October 26, 2018 | Lucia I. Suarez Sang

Posted on 10/27/2018 4:50:21 AM PDT by lowbridge

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.”

The woman, in her late 40s and identified only as E.S., claimed during two public seminars in 2009 that Muhammad’s marriage to a young girl was akin to “pedophilia.”

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A Vienna court convicted her in 2011 of disparaging religious doctrines, ordering her to pay a $547 fine, plus legal costs. The ruling was later upheld by an Austrian appeals court.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: angelamerkel; austria; brexit; europeanunion; germany; islam; muslims; nato; theresamay; unitedkingdom
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1 posted on 10/27/2018 4:50:21 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

Waiting for the suit to stop anti-Christian art and literature. The precedent has been set and must be honored.


2 posted on 10/27/2018 4:51:37 AM PDT by jimfree (My18 y/o granddaughter continues to have more quality exec experience than an 8 year Obama.)
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To: lowbridge

I guess EU free speech isn’t all that free.


3 posted on 10/27/2018 4:52:29 AM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: lowbridge

F___ islam and mummie/muhammie/mamomumie and any that support or practice it in any way. Nothing but a militaristic theocracy for the low IQ and inbred.


4 posted on 10/27/2018 4:54:39 AM PDT by mythenjoseph
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To: lowbridge
Defaming Muhammad does not fall under purview of free speech...

...but defaming Jesus does.

5 posted on 10/27/2018 4:55:30 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Schumer delenda est.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Uh, truth is usually considered a complete defense to a claim of defamation.


6 posted on 10/27/2018 4:56:37 AM PDT by TheConservator (All the blather about Trump’s violation of the law is simply a projection of their own lawlessness.)
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To: Dutch Boy

It hasn’t been for quite a while. And if anyone had any doubt, the recent passage of Articles 11 and 13 should have made it crystal clear.


7 posted on 10/27/2018 4:57:02 AM PDT by mewzilla (Is Central America emptying its prisons?)
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To: lowbridge

Screw them. he was a psychotic, a murderer and a pedophile.


8 posted on 10/27/2018 4:59:02 AM PDT by Kozak (DIVERSITY+PROXIMITY=CONFLICT)
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To: All

9 posted on 10/27/2018 5:05:27 AM PDT by bagster ("Even bad men love their mamas".)
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To: lowbridge

Europe has fallen from within. We need to close our bases and get out of NATO


10 posted on 10/27/2018 5:05:37 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines (Their side circles the wagons. Our side revs up the bus.)
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To: lowbridge

WE rebuilt Europe after winning the war for them.
Now they’re handing it over to the Muzzies.

Pity.


11 posted on 10/27/2018 5:09:26 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Baseball players, gangsters and musicians are remembered. But journalists are forgotten.)
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To: lowbridge
You'll have to remind me, again, that all Leftists are NOT a threat to Western Civilization, and must NOT be rounded up and gassed.

But, it would fertilize millions of acres, cut auto traffic by a third, feed millions in Africa and China, automatically move, worldwide, the human intelligence quotient 50% to the right, and eliminate European tourist overcrowding in the summer...

We would also have honest elections...

12 posted on 10/27/2018 5:12:41 AM PDT by jonascord (First rule of the Dunning-Kruger Club is that you do not know you are in the Dunning-Kruger club.)
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Meanwhile, in his tomb, Voltaire is no longer just spinning, but screaming. Government bureaucrats, both French and EU, stand around his tomb and scream back that he must stop being "racist", or they will punish him.


13 posted on 10/27/2018 5:21:28 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Liberals have become moralistic, dogmatic, sententious, self-righteous, pinch-faced prudes.)
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To: lowbridge

Mohammad was a pedophile.
Wonder what the surrender monkeys have to say about attacks on Christ, Mosses, Buddha, Shiva, etc?

SILENCE.

Muslim surrender monkeys need to be deported to Saudi Arabia. Let them lI’ve in their filth.


14 posted on 10/27/2018 5:23:50 AM PDT by ZULU (Jeff Sessions should be tried for sedition.)
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To: TheConservator
truth is usually considered a complete defense to a claim of defamation.

Exactly. A truthful statement is not defamatory.

15 posted on 10/27/2018 5:27:09 AM PDT by T Ruth (Mohammedanism shall be destroyed.)
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To: T Ruth
A truthful statement is not defamatory.

Well, it depends. Those in office think differently.

Didn't Bush43 sign the "Incumbent Protection Act" which made it illegal for an opposition candidate to bring up an incumbent's public voting record a month before an election?

16 posted on 10/27/2018 5:38:57 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: lowbridge

I bet defaming Jesus would be just fine with those jerks.


17 posted on 10/27/2018 5:59:27 AM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Calvin Locke

“Incumbent Protection Act”

Bush?? Wasn’t it a Virginia law, not a federal one?


18 posted on 10/27/2018 5:59:40 AM PDT by CodeToad ( Hating on Trump is hating on me and America!.)
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To: lowbridge

My question is, How can a murdering degenerate pervert be defamed?


19 posted on 10/27/2018 6:01:23 AM PDT by sport
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To: CodeToad

Don’t you remember that Bush signed it, claiming that the USSC would “fix” (yeah, right) it?


20 posted on 10/27/2018 6:02:42 AM PDT by Calvin Locke
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