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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 crafoo on Wednesday November 14 2018, @02:42AM

    by crafoo (6639) on Wednesday November 14 2018, @02:42AM (#761566)

    Well then, debate the person on the merits of their statement instead of telling them they are not allowed to speak. Free speech is a basic human right. Not being offended or insulted is NOT a basic human right. Either be prepared to defend your beliefs and debate those you find reprehensible or make way for those that are better prepared. If no one has a real, persuasive argument against what you are hearing.. Well maybe it's a difficult and painful thing, but maybe it is also true. The truth is like that sometimes.

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