The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) passed a verdict last Thursday that insulting Islam’s Prophet Mohammed would be a punishable offense and will not be protected as ‘free speech’.
A panel of seven-judges decided that defaming or demeaning the Prophet Mohammed goes ‘beyond permissible limits of an objective debate. And it could cause prejudice in the society and will risk religious peace’.
The court case was about a lecturer who would talk about Mohammed being a pedophile. The court said that the woman’s comments did not abide by freedom of expression. Then the court stated that “the applicant’s statements had been likely to arouse justified indignation in Muslims” and “amounted to a generalization without factual basis.”
This is a huge strike against freedom of speech in Europe. The court just decided that feelings are more important than free speech.
A win for Islamists and a loss for Freedom Loving Muslims
This European court has just allowed sharia law to be part of European law. This is a huge win for the Islamists who are out to conquer Europe through cultural jihad, bringing about internal changes to comply with sharia law.
This is a huge loss for all those Muslims who escaped the intolerant and violent Muslim Middle East for the freedom of the West. Instead of receiving the protection of Western democracies to stop the intolerance and violence of their fellow jihadist Muslims, Western “democratic” Europe is capitulating to the Islamists. In essence, those freedom loving Muslims, who ran away from their own co-religionists, are now in more danger as well. Western Europe is incorporating the intolerance of Sharia law.
Just another reminder that one of the true American exceptionalisms is our commitment to free speech. While there are many things in Europe to be admired and emulated, their restriction of speech is not one of them. https://t.co/6MrMVRgFKQ
— Josh Spencer (@cosmotexan) November 9, 2018
ECHR has very poor free speech protections & the court decision to allow Austria an in questioned public safety defence for its 2011 decision to fine a lecturer for calling Mohammed a paedophile radically weakened those protections & gave violent extremists power over speech
— Paddy Manning ن (@PaddyJManning) November 11, 2018
The decision recalls the words of the late Christopher Hitchens, who described the West’s failure to defend fundamental freedoms in the face of religious extremists as a self-imposed ‘cultural fatwa’.
— Kev R 🏴 (@kwr66) November 10, 2018
In Europe, it is now ILLEGAL to say anything derogatory of Mohammed
No free speech
European Court of Human Rights #ECHR sides with #AsiaBibi‘s tormentors, incorporating sharia into European law
“Without free speech, you no longer have a republic or a democracy, you have tyranny” https://t.co/ST1yXIFgIm
— Pani Dubito (@PaniDubito) November 6, 2018