(October 29, 2018 / Gatestone Institute)
- The European Court of Human Rights, which has jurisdiction over 47 European countries and whose rulings are legally binding on all 28 member states of the European Union, has effectively legitimized an Islamic blasphemy code in the interests of “preserving religious peace” in Europe.
- The ruling effectively establishes a dangerous legal precedent, one that authorizes European states to curtail the right to free speech if such speech is deemed to be offensive to Muslims and thus pose a threat to religious peace.
- “In other words, my right to speak freely is less important than protecting the religious feelings of others.” – Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff.
- Read the full article at Gatestone.