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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 khallow on Wednesday November 14 2018, @08:31AM (1 child)

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 14 2018, @08:31AM (#761658) Journal

    It's also worth mentioning that however icky all of this is, child marriage is happening among American Christians today [theguardian.com].

    So if "American Christians" do it, that makes child marriage ok? What exactly is the point of "but group X does it too" (particularly when group X doesn't actually do it)?

  • (Score: 2) by Thexalon on Wednesday November 14 2018, @05:47PM

    by Thexalon (636) on Wednesday November 14 2018, @05:47PM (#761810)

    Some guy once said something about not focusing on the speck in someone else's eye while ignoring the plank in your own eye. Given that a lot of the anti-Muslim hate is coming from conservative Christians, them hating modern Muslims because Mohammed married a child 1400 years ago (as was apparently normal at the time), while at the same time making themselves out to be all holier-than-thou because they're doing the exact thing right now (which is definitely not normal), is more than a bit hypocritical.

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