South Dakota Politics: Blasphemy in Austria

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.

Read it all here.

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2 Responses to South Dakota Politics: Blasphemy in Austria

  1. Criticizing any ideology should not be curtailed by the government.

    If criticism results in punishment, freedom of speech and freedom of thought will be lost!

  2. Pingback: South Dakota Politics: Blasphemy in Austria | | austriatoday

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