The misspelling of ‘Profit’ is intended. Muhammad, inventor of Islam, was no prophet like the prophets in the Jewish Â Bible. Muhammad started out as a highway robber. In the process he became the greatest profiteer of Islam.
Mark Steyn takes a closer look at The case of the part-time pedophile
Well, that’s what Perry Mason would have called it. But 21st century Europe is a long way from Erle Stanley Gardner. On Tuesday, in a story headlined “Austrian Court Upholds Islam’s Blasphemy Rules“, Nina Shea reported:
Today, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, a young Viennese mother, was convicted under section 283 of the Austrian penal code of vilifying religious teachings for her negative commentary on Islam in a lecture before a political-party gathering in Vienna; she was fined 480 Euros. Sabaditsch-Wolff, a diplomat’s daughter, had lived and worked for several years in various Middle Eastern Muslim countries, and at the lecture in question spoke critically of the treatment of women and the practice of jihad in Iran, Libya, and other places that she had lived in.
Frau Sabaditsch-Wolff’s case came up while I was off with various health issues, but I said a fewÂ wordsÂ about it when I wasÂ in Ottawa. This was Austria’s contribution toÂ the hottest trendÂ on the ContinentÂ -Â heresy trials. Officially, Mrs Sabaditsch-Wolff and Geert Wilders andÂ Lars Hedegaard are in the dock as hereticsÂ againstÂ post-Christian Europe’sÂ new religion of “multiculturalism”. But that’s just a transitional stage. As I wrote ofÂ the Wilders trial:
The good news is that the Openbaar Ministerie is doing such a grand job with its pilot program of apostasy prosecutions you’ll barely notice when sharia is formally adopted.
Elisabeth’s case attracted less attention than most of the others. In a follow-up, Nina Shea speculated as toÂ why that might be:
This is probably due to the fact that she is an ordinary person and not an acclaimed writer, politician, or celebrity (think Mark Steyn, Geert Wilders, and Brigitte Bardot) â€” the most prominent examples of the growing ranks of Western Europeans and Canadians who have faced legal problems for criticizing Islamic teachings.
I think it’s also that Austria does not resonate in the imagination as a beacon of individual liberty in the way that the anglophone democracies and certain Continental countries do – or did. Nevertheless, this is a very dark decision. If Lars Hedegaard wasÂ acquitted on a technicality, Mrs Sabaditsch-Wolff was convicted on one. See if you can follow the judge’s “thinking“:
The integration of Muslims is surely a question of particular public interest â€“ you are allowed to be critical â€“ but not incitement of hatred…
The language used in the seminars were not inciting hatred, but the utterances regarding muhammad and paedophilia were punishable.
“Paedophilia” is factually incorrect, since paedophilia is a sexual preference which solely or mainly is directed towards children. Nevertheless, it does not apply to Mohammad. He was still married to Aisha when she was 18. It is a “denigration of religious teachings” and are found guilty and sentenced to 120 days, which approaches the minimum of â‚¬ 480.
So, although Mohammed deflowered Aisha when she was nine, it is “factually incorrect” to call him a pedophile because he was still hot for her when she was in her late teens? As a point of law, it’s not where you start, it’s where you finish – and you’re gonna finish on top! Does this judicial ruling apply to all Austrians partial to a piece of underage totty? For example,Â Wolfgang Priklopil:
The Austrian girl who was kidnapped at the age of ten and imprisoned for eight years in a dungeon-like basement room by a pedophile predator who committed suicide when she escaped last week…
Whoa, whoa, holdÂ up there. How can you say Herr Priklopil was a “pedophile” when heÂ was still having sex with her when she was 18? And so wereÂ all his friends:
A dormant investigation into one of Austria’s most notorious kidnap cases is likely to be reopened after suggestions that Natascha Kampusch, the schoolgirl who vanished for eight years, was not held in a cellar throughout her ordeal as had been widely believed and may have been the victim of a paedophile ring rather than of a lone perpetrator.
Hey,Â don’t worry,Â says an Austrian judge. It’s not a “pedophile ring” ifÂ she still turns you on a week after she reaches the age of consent.
Or does this dispensation only apply to the Prophet (peace and get-out-of-jail-free cards be upon him)?
In 1998, Terrence McNally wroteÂ Corpus Christi, a hit Broadway play about a gay Jesus.Â Could you write one about a gay Mohammed? Or would that also be ruled “factually incorrect”?
During my difficulties with the “human rights”Â regime in Canada, Kathy Shaidle liked to taunt the state enforcers with the line “You’re not smart enough to tell me how to live.” They’re certainly too stupid to tell usÂ what to think. Yet, in torturing logic and law and liberty in ever more inane ways, judges and prosecutors send a consistent message that makes perfect sense toÂ Islamic imperialists – that Islam is hedged off from theÂ norms ofÂ intellectual scrutiny that apply to anyÂ other ideology, and thatÂ in recognition of that privileged protection judges, prosecutors and governments are happy to toss core western values overboard.
This is a disgraceful decision. Elisabeth isÂ appealing it, and she deserves your full support.
In relatedÂ multiculti Euro-news:
Swedish laws against forced marriages and child marriages are not effective, the country’s migration board stated…
But what’s the big deal about that? I mean, it’s not like she’ll be a child forever, right?