Skip to comments.Defaming Muhammad does not fall under purview of free speech, European court rules
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 courts decision comes after it rejected an Austrian womans 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 Muhammads 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 $547 fine, plus legal costs. The ruling was later upheld by an Austrian appeals court.
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Waiting for the suit to stop anti-Christian art and literature. The precedent has been set and must be honored.
I guess EU free speech isn’t all that free.
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.
...but defaming Jesus does.
Uh, truth is usually considered a complete defense to a claim of defamation.
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.
Screw them. he was a psychotic, a murderer and a pedophile.
Europe has fallen from within. We need to close our bases and get out of NATO
WE rebuilt Europe after winning the war for them.
Now they’re handing it over to the Muzzies.
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...
Mohammad was a pedophile.
Wonder what the surrender monkeys have to say about attacks on Christ, Mosses, Buddha, Shiva, etc?
Muslim surrender monkeys need to be deported to Saudi Arabia. Let them lI’ve in their filth.
Exactly. 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?
I bet defaming Jesus would be just fine with those jerks.
“Incumbent Protection Act”
Bush?? Wasn’t it a Virginia law, not a federal one?
My question is, How can a murdering degenerate pervert be defamed?
Don’t you remember that Bush signed it, claiming that the USSC would “fix” (yeah, right) it?
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