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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 Acabatag on Wednesday November 14 2018, @12:51AM (2 children)

    by Acabatag (2885) on Wednesday November 14 2018, @12:51AM (#761532)

    I'd have to ask a pastafarian if they considered that desecration. I would bet they'd say to not worry about it, though.

  • (Score: 5, Informative) by deimtee on Wednesday November 14 2018, @02:37AM (1 child)

    by deimtee (3272) on Wednesday November 14 2018, @02:37AM (#761561) Journal

    As a Reformed New Orthodox Pastafarian, we are okay with both uses of the Sacred Collander, as long as they are done respectfully, and it is washed between tasks.
    Can't speak speak for the Orthodox Reformed Pastafarians though, those heretics have weird practices. And don't even start me on the One True Pastafarians, bloody hell.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 14 2018, @10:08AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 14 2018, @10:08AM (#761680)