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Fri Oct 26, 2018, 07:28 AM

European court rules insulting religion IS a crime as woman's conviction upheld

A EUROPEAN court has ruled insulting religion is a criminal offence after a woman who called the Prophet Mohammed a paedophile had her conviction upheld.

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled that the woman, known only as Mrs S, was convicted by a lower court in Vienna for disparaging religious doctrines and was ordered to pay a 480 euros fine plus legal fees.

She appealed the decision and her case as thrown out by the Court of Appeal in the Austrian capital as well as the country’s Supreme Court.

The 47-year-old from Vienna was reported to have held seminars in which she made the blasphemous comments while debating the marriage between Mohammed and Aisha, a six-year-old girl.

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More: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1036685/european-court-human-rights-religion-insult-crime-islam


This quote right here is a WTFery for the ages: “The Court found in particular that the domestic courts comprehensively assessed the wider context of the applicant’s statements and carefully balanced her right to freedom of expression with the right of others to have their religious feelings protected, and served the legitimate aim of preserving religious peace in Austria." (Emphasis mine, because the fuck is this nonsense?!!?)

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Dr. Strange Oct 26 OP
HAB911 Oct 26 #1
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NutmegYankee Oct 26 #3
getagrip_already Oct 26 #4
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Response to Dr. Strange (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 07:31 AM

1. Blasphemy

Austria

Right

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Response to Dr. Strange (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 07:41 AM

2. Won't be long

before this country's rightwing pretend-christians rush to the Kavanaugh Kourt to get the same kind of ruling here.

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Response to Dr. Strange (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 07:44 AM

3. And people wonder why many in the US oppose hate speech laws...

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Response to Dr. Strange (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 07:44 AM

4. snowflakes be needing their freezers.......

Doesn't matter the rest of us will perish.

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Response to Dr. Strange (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 08:08 AM

5. Well that's scary.

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Response to Dr. Strange (Original post)

Fri Oct 26, 2018, 10:25 AM

6. This is an example of why importing European style hate speech laws into our country is a bad idea.

I'm offended on pretty much a daily basis by stupid blathering but that's preferable to making it a crime to shit talk somebody's prophet in order to protect their delicate feefees.


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