Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Elisabeth’s Voice: An Update

Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff at ACT! For America 1

One week from today Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff will go on trial in Vienna for “hate speech” — or, more precisely, for “denigrating religious teachings” — in a lecture she gave as part of one of her informational seminars about Islam.

Criminal procedure in Austria does not allow her or her attorney advance access to the tape of her seminar that was recorded by NEWS ( the Austrian newspaper which publicized her seminar, and which prepared the transcript which will being used against her in court). As a result, the entire tape will have to be played during the court session, which means that the proceedings may take more than one day.

Elisabeth is using the seminar transcript to prepare a point-by-point rebuttal of the charges filed against her. She will demonstrate that her statements represent an accurate account of sharia as established through a consensus of the scholars of Islamic law. Reliance of the Traveller by al-Misri, the most authoritative treatise in the Shafi’ite School of Islamic Law, will be one of her primary sources.

Elisabeth's Voice (small)Elisabeth’s Voice, the international initiative to provide funding for Elisabeth’s legal defense, has been an enormous success. Depending on how many days the trial takes, and how many levels of appeals will be necessary, she may now have enough in her fund to cover most of her legal costs.

To all those who contributed: we owe you an enormous debt of gratitude for your willingness to help Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff fight for the cause of free speech in Europe.

The list of participants in Elisabeth’s Voice has grown so long that I have put it below the jump. I included every link I could find, but I know I must have missed some. If your blog is not on the list, and you publicized Elisabeth’s case (including a link to her defense fund website), please send us an email so that you can be added to the roll of participants.

Elisabeth’s Voice:


Readers who wish to donate to Elisabeth's defense fund should visit the Save Free Speech site. The defense fund is not under her control, and disbursements from it will be made solely to pay her legal fees.

International payments:

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich
IBAN: AT513150042908021602
BIC: RZBAATWW

Made out to: Public Notary Mag. Martin Scheichenbauer, Hemmaweg 5, A-9342 Gurk


Previous posts about the hate speech case against Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff:

2009 Dec 5 Fighting a Hate Speech Charge in Austria
    11 Heckling the Counterjihad
    14 Whose Law?
    17 Defaming the Muslims of Pinkafeld
2010 Mar 11 A Mother and an Activist
    20 An Austrian “Hate School”
    22 Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff at the Freedom Defense Initiative
    29 Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff and the Wiener Akademikerbund
  Sep 9 “Islam is a Political Ideology Disguised as a Religion”
    16 “Justice Must Not Be Made the Handmaiden of Sharia”
    17 The Truth Does Not Matter
  Oct 11 Interview With Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
    16 Is the Truth Illegal in Austria?
    20 A Court Date for Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
    21 BPE Press Release on Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
    22 Elisabeth’s Voice: An Appeal
    23 Elisabeth’s Voice: A Follow-Up
    24 Raising Our Voices
    25 Elisabeth’s Voice is Growing
    27 Elisabeth’s Voice: More Information
    27 A Bit More Media Attention?
    28 We Are Elisabeth’s Voice
    30 Elisabeth’s Voice in Amsterdam
    31 Mark Steyn Joins Elisabeth’s Voice
  Nov 2 Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff: Target of Western Shariah
    6 Anatomy of a Discussion with a Leftist Journalist
    8 ESW in the WSJ
    10 “The Left is Very Much the New Far Right”
    11 Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff Versus the State of Denial

4 comments:

netizen said...

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Click here

Are you interested in having Pat Condell in Albanian? I can do that. Best.

ZZMike said...

Unfortunately, the prosecution will maintain that facts are no defense against [whatever it is they intend to charge].

If you were to read, verbatim, in perfect Arabic, some of the more incendiary passages from the Koran - or the Hadith - without the proper respectful tone of voice - they'd charge you as well.

netizen: Your link gets a "404 not found".

SNAKE HUNTERS said...

Brave Elisabeth's Exact Words... are now in draft-form, and will be published on December 1st, in the U.S.A.
*** Let Freedom's Liberty Bell Ring! ***

www.lazyonebenn.blogspot.com

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SNAKE HUNTERS said...

For those that wish to understand the 1400 yr history behind the current European dilemma, it would be helpful to scroll down to our link-page, and tap into: "Thoughts of a Nationalist Indian" by Dharmaveer. It's there you'll find the early stages of the ultimate terror now facing the world in the 21st century. The Hindu knows more of Islam's grim tactics than any single nation on earth.

Then read "Continuum of Wars" {post} for a few more pages of what the apostle was about:

See: www.thereligionofpeace.com/

Allah's Apostle said: "I have become victorious with terror." Bukhari, Vol 4, Book 52, 220

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