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.
(Score: 4, Informative) by The Mighty Buzzard on Tuesday November 13 2018, @02:12PM (1 child)
Feeling that need isn't required. Never letting your government decide that an idea must be outlawed is all that's required. It's an absolute guarantee that if you allow it this power, it will eventually be used against you.
My rights don't end where your fear begins.
(Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 13 2018, @02:47PM
I guess this should be one of those two times a day right!