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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) by khallow on Friday November 16 2018, @05:10AM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Friday November 16 2018, @05:10AM (#762543) Journal

    I think this is a fundamental flaw in the thinking of the right, not because it is wrong but because it is a good excuse not to protect erosion of the other amendments.

    Why is it a good excuse? You give the following reason why it is not a good excuse.

    I think this ends with the right falling into the trap of a frog being slowly boiled. Rights will continued to be eroded because the people always have the nuclear option, but by the time anybody notices it is time to act too much will already have been taken.