Free Speech Manifesto v "Anti Fascist" Slime

Gates of Vienna

Geert Wilders is just like Hitler. In Belgium, the members of Vlaams Belang are neo-Nazis. Those who oppose the Islamization of Europe and resist Eurabia are fascists.

That’s what the Left and most of the mainstream media would like the European public to believe. But the Dutch intelligence service has noticed who the
realfascists are: the “anti-fascists”, also known as AFA or Antifa.

The anti-fascists are useful to the European establishment when it comes to suppressing conservative dissent and keeping the Islam-critics in check. The Swedish branch of Antifa even acts as a quasi-governmental entity, beating up members of Sverigedemokraterna and disrupting the party’s events. Read more>>

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Promoters of free speech introduce new manifesto

Copenhagen Post

To challenge what many people see as a growing trend towards self-censorship, a group of prominent Danes has founded a new organisation

A group of 19 important members of the media, press and law circles have joined forces to battle what they fear is a growing censorship on freedom of expression, reports Berlingske Tidende newspaper.

With their new ‘Fri Debat’ organisation, they have issued a ‘Manifesto’ which outlines their concerns as well as their perception of what free speech is – namely, that people should be allowed to say anything they want, with absolutely no legal, social or other barriers.

The 19 people come from all sides of the political spectrum in terms of their everyday views, but they are united on the idea that the new group will defend freedom of expression without further ado.

‘It’s probably the only thing we all agree on,’ joked Jacob Mchangama, one of the chief authors of the Manifesto and director of legal affairs for liberal thinktank Cepos.

But the group’s fears are certainly no joke, according to Mchangama who, like the other 18 Fri Debat members, has been worried about the trend of self-censorship expressed by many artists and media personnel in recent months.

‘Freedom of speech shouldn’t just be the right to say nice things that everybody agrees on,’ he said. ‘We will defend the right to be a Holocaust denier and a racist, while we will fight those opinions with words.’

The Manifesto does not mention free speech organisation Trykkefrihedsselskabet – where internal strife over the issue reached a head just prior to Christmas, when the organisation’s president, Lars Hedegaard, made numerous derogatory comments about Muslims. Several of the organisation’s leading members resigned as a result.

The Danish branch of literature-promotion organisation PEN had also indicated it believed there were boundaries on free speech.

Issues in the Danish media that have fuelled the debate most notably include the Mohammed cartoons and the burka/headscarf debates.

Two opponents of free speech are mentioned by name in the manifesto, however: Penal Code sections 140 and 266b, respectively relating to blasphemy and racism.

‘The absurd blasphemy clause has not been in use since 1938, but it’s worrying that Muslim countries in the UN use European blasphemy clauses as an argument for their own demands for protection from religious abuse,’ said Mchangama.

‘The state attempts to legislate morality, but you can’t change people’s attitudes through coercion,’ he said. Mchangama together with the other members have set a limit on freedom of expression through violence, insults and direct invitation to illegality.

Mchangama said it is not the group’s intention to let racist remarks go uncontested. He argued that they must be fought through open debate.

If you don’t have the fundamental confidence that a majority of the population is able and willing to address these opinions, then what we end up with is a type of guardian council, which must judge what is acceptable,’ says Mchangama.

Fri Debat will hold its first event on 1 March, when a debate on the penal code’s blasphemy and racism paragraphs will be discussed. The meeting’s panel will include Flemming Rose, the cultural editor of Jyllands-Posten – the newspaper best known for its publication of the Mohammed cartoons. In addition, Erik Bjerager, editor of the Kristeligt Dagblad newspaper, law professor Henning Koch from Copenhagen University and Jacob Mchangama will be on the panel.

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    Here’s a very incomplete list of organizations or people self-censoring, or hiring bodyguards, or going into hiding, or taking other precautions, and sometimes getting killed or wounded after receiving death threats and violence from Muslims following the example of Muhammad, who said there would be no punishment for murdering someone who had insulted him.

    Yale University Press (self-censors in response to Muslim death threats);

    Metropolitan Museum of Art (self-censors in response to Muslim death threats);

    Hollywood (self-censors by canceling a movie project about Jews in Malmo, Sweden, after learning of frequent Muslim threats and acts of violence against Jews in Malmo);

    National Archives of Canada (self-censors in response to Muslim death threats);

    Director of the museum in the Hague, Wim van Krimpen (self-censors in response to Muslim death threats);

    UK religious studies teacher Gary Smith (Muslims hit him over the head with an iron bar, fracturing his skull, hemmorhaging his brain, breaking his jaw, and slashing his face, for not teaching Islam as they deem apprpropriate)

    Norwegian politicians (Iraqi-born cleric Mullah Krekar threatens politicians with death if he’s deported from Norway).

    State Senator Greg Ball (receives suspicious package with greeting “Asa Lamu Laikum Dead Man Walking,” (the first part of which is Arabic for “peace be upon you”) ;

    2010 Tennessee candidate for Congress Lou Ann Zelenikj (death threats from Muslims);

    Barrister Tom Zreika (seeks police protection after non-stop phone threats from Muslims);

    Japanese translator of Rushdie, Hitoshi Igarashi (murdered);

    Norwiegan translator of Rushdie, William Nygaard (shot);

    Italian translator of Rushdie, Ettore Capriolo (knifed);

    French singer Veronique Sanson (self-censors in response to Muslim death threats);

    Artist Molly Norris (self-censors in response to Muslim death threats, changed name, went into hiding);

    The producers of South Park (self-censor in response to Muslim death threats);

    Journalist Lawrence O’Donnell (self-censors in response to Muslim death threats);

    Cartoonist Lars Vilks (house firebombed);

    Philosopher Robert Redeker (in hiding, under government protection);

    Filmmaker Theo Van Gogh (murdered);

    Author and former member of Dutch parliament Hirsi Ali (full-time bodyguards);

    Author Salman Rushdie (in hiding, under UK govt. protection);

    Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten (bodyguards hired);

    And again Jyllands Posten (five jihadists discovered planning to shoot as many people as possible);

    Atheist Sabri Husibi (death threats from Muslims);

    Lyricist Javed Akhtar (death threats from Muslims);

    Cartoonist Kurt Westergaard (almost killed by a Muslim with an axe);

    Director of the film 2012; the comedian Penn Jillette; the British potter Grayson Perry (all three self-censor in response to Muslim death threats);

    Lawyer Majed Moughni (death threat from Muslim);

    Author Taslima Nasreen (self-censors in response to Muslim death threats);

    Disc jockey/musician Jakub Rene Kosik (self-censors in response to Muslim death threats);

    Coptic Orthodox priest Zakaria Botros (Al Qaeda bounty of $60 million on his head);

    Pop star Deeyah (hires extra bodyguards);

    Politician Shiria Khatun (forced by Muslim threats to her children to dress in a “less Western” manner);

    Christian minister Dr. Peter Hammond (death threat from Muslim);

    Actor Omar Sharif (Muslims call for his murder);

    Artist Sooreh Hera (self-censors in response to Muslim threats and forced into hiding);

    Artist Sarah Maple (gallery workers threatened, gallery window smashed, 24-hour police protection);

    Beatle Paul McCartney (death threats from Muslims);

    150 Austrian Coptic Christians (Austrian interior ministry found jihadist list targeting each of them for violent attack);

    100+ Canadian-Arab Christians (each one targeted on an Al Qaeda website);

    Volvo and Ikea (threatened by terrorist group);

    UK Muslim scientist Usama Hasan (self-censors in response to Muslim death threats);

    Islam expert Robert Spencer gets a death threat; and another death threat; and another death threat; and yet anoth…well, you get the idea.

    Robert Spencer continues to speak out, but countless others are self-censoring in response to the climate of intimidation. The lights are going out. The growth of Islam means the death of civil liberties. It’s time to resist.

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