Atheist Republic: Insulting Prophet Muhammad Not ‘Free Speech,’ European Court of Human Rights Rules


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The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled that defaming the Prophet Muhammad exceeds the permissible limits of freedom of expression. They ruled that an Austrian woman’s criminal conviction and fine for her statements accusing the Prophet Muhammad of pedophilia did not breach her right to free speech. The decision came as an Austrian national identified as E.S. by the court, had held seminars on Islam in 2008 and 2009 for the far-right Freedom Party (FPO) where she discussed the prophet’s marriage to Aisha, a child at that time, and implied that he was a pedophile.

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Atheist Republic

What are some religion related news that need to get more coverage?

Kalid Khan

You fucking Iranian Armin.All so called haters from Salman's Rushdie till you are just fucking illiterate and using bad language against prophets.You think you are educated and smart.Your fucking Khomeini doing torture in Iran n in turn you are blaming Islam not your Khomeini. Go learn how to talk n do debate n only using fucking , paedophile etc . One day you will taste what you will sow.


The "European Court of Human Rights" is fast becoming a laughing stock. Just look at the countries on it, what a joke! A bunch of coloured people with a not so secret agenda! Deeply embarrassed about their colour, and the state of their affairs. Which they have only their parents to blame!

Dan Alexander

Isn't it a human right to state a fact.

Particle Config.

think you guys should really think hard about your own safety.
We need stronger networks.
PM me for suggestions please.

patterson pi

in bruges, belgium was a man convicted for burning a quran
in belgium are no basphemy laws, but they searched in order to convict him
at the end he was convicted for ' destroying other peoples belongings
it was at an anti-muslim demonstration, and some muslim had
thrown a quran to his head and he burned it wright there

patterson pi

momo was a pedo, but even if it was a complete lie,
you can say it, you can say momo was gay, even when it is not true

patterson pi

everybody who goes to austria has too wear t-shirts
with ' muhhammed is a pedophile ' on it

Chin Chin

He didnt just fuck Aïsha when she was 9. He masturbated between her legs before she even hit puberty. So it started way before.

I also learned recently that Mohamed liked to make out in secret with his young nephew, who I also belive was prebubecent. Hes actually worst then fucking Hitler.

carol wright

How can Muslims call for blasphemy against Muhammed he is JUST A MAN and as they are elevating Muhammed status to a deity they are all

Muslims World

Scientific proofs of Quran that Quran is from God. Allah and prophet muhammad (PBUH) is the messanger of God . Previously human beings think that the world is flat . In 1577 it was first time proved by (sir francis Drake ) proved that the earth is spherical . The Quran mentioned it 1400 years ago in ; (surah naazi,yaat) chp 79 verse 30. That we have made the earth sphere shape. Big Bang theory. In 1970 48 years ago a group of scientists who described that how universe came into existence for which they got the noble prize .they… Read more »


Who is this Nazi scumbag on the phone? He keeps talking about wanting to punch a Nazi. There are no real Nazis, only anti-fa nazis. I hope that 5hitbag goes to jail. Disgusting!

Jungle Jargon

Islam must be fragile.

Alix Mordant

Talk about the mainstream media being biased towards religion. This is alarming. I assume, they are afraid to "hurt" the feelings of religious people by reporting the truth. It is infuriating that so many negative stories about religion get near to zero coverage. This is dangerous for our free, civil (mostly secular) society. Did you, e.g., know that Jair Bolsonaro`s (fascist Brazilian President-elect) campaign slogan was "Brazil above everything; GOD above everybody"? Did you know that this guy signed a declaration with Catholic bishops that he will stand firm against .g. legal abortion? Did you know that the Catholic is… Read more »


FUCK the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Alix Mordant

I am sure the court acted so harshly because the woman had a nasty far-right agenda. Still, I agree, stating that Mohammed was "married" to a child bride and had sex with her, is just a fact. See some documentaries about e.g. Yemen, where Muslim clerics defend child marriages exactly with the fact that Aisha was very young when the Prophet "married" her. They are actually against introducing an age limit for marriage! So, this is not even a free speech issue – this is just stating facts.

Quentin Stark

This discussion was informative until someone dropped the Nazi bomb. This has to do with one particular incident. How is anyone going to get through to Muslims. Neo-Nazism in a red herring in comparison the influence and extent of Islam's influence on Europe and North America. Yes, the Charlie Hebdo attachers punched the cartoonists in the face. In fact the judgment of European Court of Human Rights implies that the Charlie Hebdo were in the wrong while not condoning the resultant violence.

Renzo Nieland

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) is not part of the European Union (EU). The highest court in the EU is the European Court of Justice (ECJ), located in Luxembourg, tasked to protect the integrity of EU-law against violations by its member states or by EU-institutions. The ECtHR, which has its seat in Strasbourg, is the court of the Council of Europe (CoE), an organisation mostly devoted to the protection of human rights across the continent. These human rights are codified in the CoE's founding document, the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). The CoE is legally independent of… Read more »

Amb Dar

How about kufar (nonbelievers) feeling????why pedophile followers want to kill us.

S - coefficient of Skepticism

here is one of my favorite people talking about free speech 6 years ago and look where we are now, fucking sad..

Somebody should go Hitler on these gobshites, a fucking waste of humanity muslims.
[well.. except a few good liberal Muslims who don't give a fuck about one of the worst fairy tales of a religion.]

Van Smack

Muhammad never existed.


Why do muslims go apeshit whenever someone offends their religion in any way? At least the jews are notorious for making fun of their own religion. Then we got christians, they sort of tolerate people talking shit about their religion. Lol, religion, it's a sales pitch.


The ECHR ruling expressing that one hasn’t got the freedom to state a fact if it hurts someone’s feelings is way, way beyond idiocy. It is cataclysmic.