This popular post was first published here on February 16, 2011.
In some parts of Europe it appears you can abuse Muslim women, but you can’t speak out against the Muslim men doing it. This week Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff actually stood trial in a Austrian court for speaking out against the dangers of Sharia. It appears when Sharia moves in to a multicultural society, free speech must be pushed out.
Last September Wolff was informed that she — like the Netherland’s Geert Wilders and Canadian Ezra Levant — had been charged with “incitement to hatred” and “denigration of religious beliefs of a legally recognized religion”. The first charge means jail time and the second is a heavy fine. The second charge was added by the judge, apparently understanding that it would be easier to prove than the original charge of incitement to hatred.
Wolff’s great crime is that she gives accurate and informative Islam-critical seminars. She is charged with “hate speech” for quoting the Koran and saying things like: “Sharia is a definite no-no. We want no gender apartheid, no ghettoes, no social and cultural discrimination, no polygamy, no theocracy, no hate…”
Our sister blog FrontpageMag featured a speech Wolff gave in her own defense less than two weeks ago.
“My “crime,” ladies and gentlemen, was to tell the truth about Islam. To quote the Koran and the hadith. To cite the official texts of Sharia. To explain that Islam tells men to beat their wives, and that Sharia requires the amputation of limbs for theft…In short, my “crime” was to educate my fellow Austrians about what Islam really means, as prescribed by Islam itself. Telling the plain truth about Islam in its own words insults Muslims. How bizarre is that?” – Wolff
Wolff’s trial lasted three days this week and was covered on a blog in detail here. I have yet to find any American news agencies who have covered the story and only one International news story (seen below) on Wolff’s trial.
Wolff’s trial ended this Tuesday. She was found not guilty on “incitement to hatred” but guilty on the second charge of “denigration of religious beliefs of a legally recognized religion”. It appears Wolff will not have to face imprisonment but a stiff fine, at least this time.
How did Wolff get in the crosshairs of the speech police? An Austrian left-wing magazine recorded and published one of Wolff’s speeches. Once again we see the unholy alliance between the Left and Radical Islam. The Left has decided to play anti-Sharia witch hunters to silence the Right (sounds like America).
Ironically, just this week news reports came out revealing some top European leaders were speaking out against multiculturalism in a Jihad world (Read that story here). So Wolff goes to court for saying the same things as the leaders of Germany, France, and England. I hope those world leaders aren’t planning on any trips to Vienna.
The final ruling of guilty centered on Wolff calling the so-called Prophet Mohammad a pedophile. Wolff had factually pointed out that Mohammad had married Aisha when she was a little girl. The judge ruled it wasn’t pedophilia since Mohammad stayed married to Aisha after she turned 18. I guess it’s okay to molest little girls as long as you marry them and stay with them into adulthood. So Wolff ended up being convicted for speaking out against sex with minors.
Will America follow in the footsteps of Austria or realize, like leaders of Germany, France, and England are beginning to, that we must not bow to Sharia in the name of multiculturalism?
(If you’d like to support Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, join her support Facebook page here.)