South Dakota Politics blog: Sabaditsch-Wolff is arguing for a connection between Islamic lore concerning Mohammed and the mistreatment of women in Islamic countries. Apparently, that argument is illegal in Austria. Apparently, “Austria’s free-speech guarantees protected her from hate-speech charges,” but not from “the Austrian penal code of vilifying religious teachings.”
This is abhorrent. Sabaditsch-Wolff is either right about the lore, the mistreatment of women, and the connection between the two, or she is not. Free speech means being free to make the argument without fear of prison or a fine of 480 Euros.