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posted by martyb on Tuesday November 13 2018, @12:50PM   Printer-friendly
from the Room-101-dept dept.

As the days go by our hard won freedoms and liberty are slowly being eroded. In Europe a crushing blow has been made to freedom of speech with a European Court of Human Rights upholding a conviction for saying that the person known as Muhammad ten centuries ago was technically a paedophile based on information in historical texts. The statement was made in reference to Muhammad's marriage to a six year old child name called Aisha. The court found that “Presenting objects of religious worship in a provocative way capable of hurting the feelings of the followers of that religion could be conceived as a malicious violation of the spirit of tolerance, which was one of the bases of a democratic society.”. In giving its ruling that "Muhammad was not a worthy subject of worship" the court has additionally demonstrated a complete misunderstanding as to the religion involved which worships "Allah", a word meaning 'God', not 'Muhammad' who claimed to be a prophet of this god. Freedom of speech is dying.

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  • (Score: 1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 13 2018, @02:02PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 13 2018, @02:02PM (#761281)

    Why, do you feel the need to deny the holocaust ?

    Some people don't like to live in "reality".

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  • (Score: 2, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 13 2018, @09:55PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 13 2018, @09:55PM (#761459)

    The very fact of making "holocaust denial" illegal goes a long way to convincing many people that the holocaust didn't happen.

    If the holocaust happened, then any denials can simply be countered with the truth.

    If the holocaust didn't happen, then it would explain why governments are so desperate to conceal and prohibit the truth. Only lies need such protection.

    Yes, I realize that whether something is made illegal or not is no proof one way or the other whether the holocaust is true. But most people don't realize it, and making discussion of historical events illegal makes most people very suspicious, which only gives the deniers more fuel.