Friday, November 9, 2018

Europe Is Suppressing Free Speech For This?

In the age of Trump, the American media insist that freedom of speech is in danger because they somehow consider mocking journalists a suppression of free speech. Now imagine if America had a law where you couldn't mock Christian doctrines without facing a fine. The press would again denounce the curtailment of free speech, but now you'd also hear the cries of "theocracy!"
And yet the First Amendment worshippers were missing on Oct. 25 when the European Court of Human Rights upheld an Austrian court verdict that a woman should be punished for casting aspersions on the Islamic biography of Muhammad, the Muslim prophet, who married a child bride named Aisha. The ECHR cited the woman as having said that Muhammad "liked to do it with children." The court also quoted her as saying: "A 56-year-old and a six-year-old? ... What do we call it, if it is not pedophilia?"
She was fined about $550.
Muslim 'Feelings' Top Freedom of Expression
A panel of seven judges from Germany, France, Ireland, Latvia, Azerbaijan and Georgia ruled unanimously 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." (Emphasis added.)
The Associated Press gave this outrage one perfunctory dispatch of 136 words.
None of the networks carried this news, except one. Tucker Carlson discussed it on Fox News. That's zero on ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC, NPR, and PBS. The newspapers were largely AWOL: zero in The New York Times; zero in the Los Angeles Times; zero in USA Today.
Read the rest from L. BRENT BOZELL and TIM GRAHAM HERE.

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