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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: 3, Funny) by Pino P on Tuesday November 13 2018, @05:31PM (2 children)

    by Pino P (4721) on Tuesday November 13 2018, @05:31PM (#761380) Journal

    And if ye salute your brethren only, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

    The prefix "re-" means "again". What's a word for those who act like "publicans again"? And it'd appear that "salut[ing] your brethren only" applies well to the "purity tests" that have empowered paleoconservatives lately.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 14 2018, @09:42AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 14 2018, @09:42AM (#761667)

    Not "re:", more from res, "thing, matter", combined with publica, for Respublica, the "public thing". Norse had it better, they just called it a "Thing", and the big one the "Allthing". Bloody Vikings!

  • (Score: 2) by Bot on Wednesday November 14 2018, @10:25AM

    by Bot (3902) on Wednesday November 14 2018, @10:25AM (#761686) Journal

    > applies well to the "purity tests" that have empowered paleoconservatives lately
    I think that your application of this gospel to define who should be a republican candidate, or a truck driver or a surgeon for that matter, are not gonna end well.

    In general though, you are right, being the christian ones is tougher than it looks, if you want the comfort of the tribe go for the anti christian ones.

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