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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: 4, Insightful) by Phoenix666 on Tuesday November 13 2018, @10:47PM (4 children)

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Tuesday November 13 2018, @10:47PM (#761488) Journal

    Republicans are overwhelmingly the ones found to be pedophiles, cheaters, and criminals. Congrats on electing a self-described sexual assaulter, obvious liar, and very likely criminal to the highest office of the land.

    Bill Clinton? John Edwards (he was a serious contender)? Also, a huge chunk of the people caught up in #MeToo are famous Democrats.

    Take a breath before posting stuff like you did lest you be hoisted on your own petard.

    It would be wonderful if we could all agree to move past the pretense that (Republicans | Democrats) are more moral than (Republicans | Democrats).

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    Washington DC delenda est.
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 14 2018, @12:08AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 14 2018, @12:08AM (#761518)

    overwhelmingly

    Not an exclusive word there. Maybe "statistical majority" might have been more palatable to you? Do you even English?

    Take a breath before posting stuff like you did lest you be hoisted on your own petard.

    I'm not a pedophile or misogynist so that isn't something that concerns me. Also I'm an independent so partisan hackery doesn't worry me either. I stand by the fact that Republicans are worse overall. Feel free to compile a list of corrupt nasty politicians and post it sometime and we can crunch the numbers.

    It would be wonderful if we could all agree to move past the pretense that (Republicans | Democrats) are more moral than (Republicans | Democrats).

    Except factual evidence denies your assertion. That claim is simply another salvo in the attempt to cause division and apathy. I'm an independent so it isn't some personal attack for me, and the evidence is already in. "They're all the same" is just a way to get people to give up on voting.

    Your post is just another item in the "probable fake persona shill" column for Phoenix666. Even your username is telling, rebirth of the anti-christ? Even if you are a real person then your tales of woe regarding the Clintons shows you to be rather unstable or personally at best personally biased. Often goes that way, people get burned once and they flip a 180.

    So real or not you're still a quack.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 14 2018, @10:11AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 14 2018, @10:11AM (#761681)

      I'm not a pedophile or misogynist

      Suuuure you're not, AC! Do you like gladiator movies, Jimmy? You know how Republicans in Congress save their place in a book? They bend over a page!

    • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Thursday November 15 2018, @02:03PM

      by Phoenix666 (552) on Thursday November 15 2018, @02:03PM (#762154) Journal

      Ah, it's you, AC. The brave, brave AC who swans in, throws a couple of ad hominem molotovs, and then melts back into the shadows.

      Nope, I'm a real person. Going to meet with my kids' teachers for parent-teacher conferences today in NYC and everything. The things I have written about, which it is rather flattering you remember, are real experiences I have had. It is lamentable that you have not; perhaps you have lived too sheltered a life. Then again, we'd never really know since you're too timid to even make up a moniker to post them under.

      It's also rather ironic, again, that you bang on about facts when you assert, contrary to them, that Phoenix666 is a "fake persona shill" despite my having submitted more stories [soylentnews.org] under that handle than anyone else.

      I will grant you, though, that in that you are at least consistent: facts confound you. Reality over-challenges you.

      Shrink back into your safe space and weep that you lack the courage to go out and live life, that others manfully stride into the light of day when you cannot even imagine that anything is real, and scornfully discount anyone who says otherwise.

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      Washington DC delenda est.
  • (Score: 2) by crafoo on Wednesday November 14 2018, @02:37AM

    by crafoo (6639) on Wednesday November 14 2018, @02:37AM (#761562)

    Good god thank you. The entire Democrat | Republican thing is such an obvious divide and conquer tactic. We are just about at the point that we can't discuss facts and policy anymore. I can only conclude that this is by design.