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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: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Wednesday November 21 2018, @11:17AM (1 child)

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <> on Wednesday November 21 2018, @11:17AM (#764660) Homepage Journal

    That is a surprisingly less than typical example. Regardless, the use of force is the only means any government has to enforce its laws should a person not feel morally bound to obey them.

    My rights don't end where your fear begins.
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  • (Score: 2) by PartTimeZombie on Wednesday November 21 2018, @08:31PM

    by PartTimeZombie (4827) on Wednesday November 21 2018, @08:31PM (#764935)

    That's a totally typical example for where I live.

    Maybe it's not Government that you have a problem with, maybe it's your Government.