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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 Thexalon on Wednesday November 14 2018, @12:15AM

    by Thexalon (636) on Wednesday November 14 2018, @12:15AM (#761522)

    See, oh Muslims of the world? Someone pointed out that child marriage is happening among American Christians today, and we Christians can say yeah that's gross and still not jihad on anyone.

    I don't think you have to tell them that: As much as you hate folks like ISIS, there are lots of Muslims that hate them far more, which is the reason they've fought them and are on their way to wiping ISIS off the map.

    It is strange, though, how the US government has repeatedly fought on behalf of the Saudis when the Saudis are the government sponsoring more Islam-motivated terrorism than just about anyone else.

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