Archive for the ‘Freedom of Expression’ Category
Exacerbated no doubt by the fact that Austria is rapidly filling up with them:
A new survey has revealed a significant potential for conflicts between Austrians and foreigners, particularly Muslims.
A poll by the Centre for Future Studies of Salzburg’s FH higher education college shows that 53 per cent of Austrians considered the change that existing difficulties in the coexistence of themselves and immigrants could worsen as “very high”.
Around 45 per cent of interviewed Austrians said the same considering Christians and Muslims while 31 per cent were of the same opinion as far as the situation between rich and poor was regarded. Read the rest of this entry »
The war against democracy and the fundamental rights of European citizens continues in the EUSSR (h/t to Un:dhimmi contributor Star for this):
The Interior Department of the Generalitat de Catalunya, the government of the Catalonian region of north East Spain, has banned the holding of a protest by the anti-immigration Platform for Catalonia (PXC), which has been called for this Saturday in Salt (Girona) to protest against the construction of a mosque.
The reason cited by the department was a risk risk of ‘seriously disturbing public order’.
In a resolution, the General Secretariat of Interior Security Administration prohibits the mosque protest, convened by Plataforma per Catalunya on Saturday August 27 at 18.00 pm at the City Tower of Girona Salt, in line with the negative reports local police and the Catalan police.
The Interior department claims “substantial grounds”, claiming that if the protest were held, it would would produce ‘serious disturbances’ in public order, endangering persons or property’ Read the rest of this entry »
Looks like the lefty Brussels lawfare police/Islamophobia™ Stasi are swinging into action again:
Former Czech Prime Milos Zeman may face criminal charges for calling Islam an ”anti-civilization” enemy whose type of thinking he compared with the Nazis.
Speaking at an international conference on Europe last month, Zeman stated, “The enemy is the anti-civilization spreading from North Africa to Indonesia. Two billion people live in it and it is financed partly from oil sales and partly from drug sales.”
The former prime minister, who is known for strong statements and insulting speeches, last week compared the manner and strength of Muslim beliefs in the Koran with the followers of Nazism, who he noted believed in racial supremacy and anti-Semitism. He also asserted that Islam is more aggressive and intolerant than other religions. Read the rest of this entry »
If it sets out on the basis of a false premise – how can it come to anything other than a false conclusion?:
Plans to tackle the problem of children being groomed for sex in the UK are to be published.
The findings of the six-month inquiry by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (Ceop) centre into localised grooming will be released along with recommendations for the future.
Last week it emerged that more than 2,000 young victims of grooming have been identified since January 2008, but the problem is a “hidden issue” and likely to be seriously underestimated by police, social services and charities.
Peter Davies, Ceop’s chief executive, launched the investigation after former home secretary Jack Straw accused some Pakistani men in Britain of seeing white girls as “easy meat” for sexual abuse. Read the rest of this entry »
UPDATE: WILDERS COMPLETELY ACQUITTED
“I am delighted with this ruling,” says Geert Wilders. “It is a victory, not only for me but for all the Dutch people. Today is a victory for freedom of speech. The Dutch are still allowed to speak critically about islam, and resistance against islamisation is not a crime. I have spoken, I speak and I shall continue to speak.” Geert Wilders speaking after his acquittal
Dutch politician Geert Wilders has been acquitted of all charges of inciting hatred against Muslims.
Judges in a court in Amsterdam delivered their verdict in a broadcast that was carried live on Dutch TV.
Mr Wilders had described Islam as “fascist”, comparing the Koran to Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
He insisted his remarks were part of a legitimate political debate. Both the defence and prosecution had called for an acquittal. Read the rest of this entry »