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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, Troll) by unauthorized on Tuesday November 13 2018, @03:49PM (2 children)

    by unauthorized (3776) on Tuesday November 13 2018, @03:49PM (#761334)

    Afraid you can't win an argument against someone stupid enough to believe holocaust denial?

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 13 2018, @10:23PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 13 2018, @10:23PM (#761472)

    Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

    • (Score: 2) by unauthorized on Wednesday November 14 2018, @02:47AM

      by unauthorized (3776) on Wednesday November 14 2018, @02:47AM (#761568)

      Oh dear, it seems that I forgot to add the <satire> tags. My bad.