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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 Sulla on Wednesday November 14 2018, @03:04AM (1 child)

    by Sulla (5173) on Wednesday November 14 2018, @03:04AM (#761576) Journal

    Yes, and apparently none of the Christians/Jews here want to censor you for speaking this way about important people in their religion.

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    Ceterum censeo Sinae esse delendam
  • (Score: 2) by PartTimeZombie on Wednesday November 14 2018, @06:39PM

    by PartTimeZombie (4827) on Wednesday November 14 2018, @06:39PM (#761833)

    How would any Jews or Christians censor me on this site? They're welcome to debate the issue, but that doesn't sound like censorship.

    They're also welcome to mod my comments, but that doesn't sound like censorship either.

    Maybe that word doesn't mean what you think it means. Thanks for not posting A/C by the way.