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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 edIII on Wednesday November 14 2018, @04:20AM (1 child)

    by edIII (791) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 14 2018, @04:20AM (#761593)

    considered the font of the Western tradition

    As long as it isn't Comic Sans...

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  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Thursday November 15 2018, @01:43PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Thursday November 15 2018, @01:43PM (#762149) Journal

    font [merriam-webster.com]:

    2 : SOURCE, FOUNTAIN
    a font of information

    Though, these days I'd say the preferred font of the Western tradition is dingbats. I mean, obviously.

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