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Title    Another Nail in The Coffin for Free Speech in EU
Date    Tuesday November 13 2018, @12:50PM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the Room-101-dept dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=18/11/13/041202

An Anonymous Coward writes:

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.


Original Submission

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  1. "European Court of Human Rights upholding a conviction for saying that the person known as Muhammad ten centuries ago was technically a paedophile" - https://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/court-delivers-crushing-blow-to-freedom-of-speech/news-story/6e07aedcdbc7c64b096a64375000a0f1
  2. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=29931

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