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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, @08:34AM (1 child)

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 14 2018, @08:34AM (#761660) Journal

    It's a bad thing to listen to an emotional pundit like Hildebrand and consider his thoughts rationally.

    So we should consider emotional pundits irrationally instead? My view is that if you're considering someone's thoughts rationally, then you don't need a law to suppress their speech, even if they are emotional pundits.

  • (Score: 2) by hellcat on Monday November 26 2018, @10:44PM

    by hellcat (2832) Subscriber Badge on Monday November 26 2018, @10:44PM (#766675) Homepage

    You shouldn't listen to them at all.