Saturday, January 24, 2009

Musn't Insult Islam...

As we have Geert Wilders facing prosecution for daring to "insult Islam," we have another European who was just convicted of it. 

Will the day come when we here in America also loose our Constitutional right to Free Speech and mustn't utter anything "bad" about Islam? 

From this source, all emphasis mine: 
Vienna - Austrian far-right parliamentarian Susanne Winter was convicted Thursday of incitement because of her anti-Muslim statements, including the claim that Islam's prophet Mohammed was a paedophile. (Which he was....An adult male marrying a six-year-old and 'consummating' when she is nine is pedophilia, no matter what the apologists try to tell you.) A court in Winter's home town of Graz also found the 51-year-old politician guilty of humiliating a religion. (A religion can now be humiliated? Huh?) She was sentenced to a fine of 24,000 euros (31,000 dollars) euros and a suspended prison term of three months, Austrian news agency APA reported.

The politician, who took a seat in parliament last fall for the Freedom Party (FPOe), made the anti-Islamic remarks in January 2008.

She also proposed in a discussion with students that
 Muslim men should commit bestiality rather than making "indecent advances" on girls.

The politician had pleaded innocent Thursday, claiming that she "did not want to insult anyone, but only to point out problems."

I suppose Winter was lucky the courts got to her first... European Muslims have a different sort of verdict in mind for folks like her:

Oh, Vienna... Ferdinand must be spinning in his grave.

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