Wednesday, April 02, 2008

An Iron Curtain Descends on Austria and Belgium

Thomas Landen has the following report at The Brussels Journal:

The Austrian authorities have indicted politician Susanne Winter on charges of incitement and degradation of religious symbols and religious agitation. This offence carries a maximum sentence of two years. Last January, Ms Winter said that the prophet Muhammad was “a child molester” because he had married a six-year-old girl. She also said he was “a warlord” who had written the Koran during “epileptic fits.”

The politician, a member of the Austrian Freedom Party FPÖ, an anti-immigration party which is in opposition, added that Islam is “a totalitarian system of domination that should be cast back to its birthplace on the other side of the Mediterranean.” She also warned for “a Muslim immigration tsunami,” saying that “in 20 or 30 years, half the population of Austria will be Muslim” if the present immigration policies continue.

Following her remarks, Muslim extremists threatened to kill Susanne Winter and she was placed under police protection. Today, the Justice Department in Vienna announced that Ms Winter will be charged with “incitement and degradation of religious symbols” (Verhetzung und Herabwürdigung religiöser Symbole). If convicted she may have to serve up to two years in jail for her opinions.
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However, Alfred Hrdlicka, the Austrian “artist” who depicted Jesus and his apostles engaging in homosexual acts of sodomy during the Last Supper, has not been indicted. Nor will he be. Depicting Jesus sodomizing his apostles is not considered to be a “degradation of religious symbols” in Austria, but referring to the historic fact that Muhammad married a six-year old girl is “incitement to racial hatred.”

And then later in the same article:

Today in neighbouring Belgium the government’s anti-discrimination body CEOOR warned bloggers and websites to remove their links to Wilders’s movie. The CEOOR states that the movie aims to foster “fear, distrust and hatred of Muslims.” The anti-discrimination body has asked the Belgians to be “vigilant” and to report “cases of incitement to hatred and/or discrimination.”

Expect the Belgian government to set up local “block wardens” or something similar to keep an eye on citizens and report the Islamophobes to the central government so that they may be arrested and re-educated.

Read the rest at The Brussels Journal (and weep).


Hat tip: LN.

28 comments:

spackle said...

Looks like the gates of vienna are starting to fall.

Sorry, I couldnt resist. : )

Dr.D said...

I think that the proper expression is that the gates of Vienna have been breached.

What they are doing to Susanne Winter is extremely disturbing and bodes very badly for the future of Austria and the rest of Europe.

It is time for a general uprising in Europe if the natives do not want to be overwhelmed by the invaders.

heroyalwhyness said...

Pim Fortuyn, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Geert Wilders, and now Susanne Winter . . .

*each democratically elected members of their respective parliaments,

*each representing the legitimate concerns of their constituencies,

*each REQUIRING 24/7 POLICE PROTECTION 365 days a year due to the threat of the most intolerant and violent ideology - ISLAM.

WHEN IS ENOUGH - FINALLY ENOUGH?!

quoting Hugh Fitzgerald:

"It is a truth not as yet universally acknowledged, because so many do not wish to recognize it (it is too unpleasant, and would have consequences some deem unpleasant), that the large-scale presence of Muslims in the countries of Western Europe has led to a situation, for the indigenous Infidels (and for other, non-Muslim immigrants, such as Chinese, Vietnamese Buddhists, Hindus from India), that is far more unpleasant, expensive, and physically dangerous than it would be, without that large-scale presence. "

Holger said...

I recently saw the film "Munchen" and I believe it's just a matter of time before Europe starts looking like that. It probably won't be Mossad or CIA, but former soldiers who secretly form networks to target the Mullahs/islamist leaders and maybe politicians that are seen as traitors. If they continue to arrest the people who protest they islamization and do nothing to stop it, people will eventually take it into their own hands. It wouldn't surprise me at all. The film "Munchen" is very interesting to watch from such a perspective.
When people are arrested for telling the truth it is just a matter of time before people will keep quiet and instead take more drastic action.

Anonymous said...

Iron curtain indeed. Only it's invisible. This is a very worrying development. Not a word about it on the MSM French sites I browse, by the way.

Anonymous said...

Which side will the US be on, when it comes to civil war in Europe? Answering that question with an eye on the Clinton-made Kosovo catastrophe, one has to be afraid that the US will side with the muslims and the leftist governments of Europe.

Henrik R Clausen said...

Did you write to your favorite MP, asking him/her to raise the problem of censorship in Belgium at the European level?

It's easy, and while one may not get a response or action every time, some of the times it *will* work, and it's an action that builds connections, too.

I've done it, 5 minutes ago.

Tuan Jim said...

Holger - do you have a link to that film or description? I don't see anything listed in IMDB by that title that would seem to match the description you gave - unless you're talking about the tv series.
thanks.

Zenster said...

herroyalwhyness: *each REQUIRING 24/7 POLICE PROTECTION 365 days a year due to the threat of the most intolerant and violent ideology - ISLAM.

It will probably take even more brutal atrocities in Europe and America before we learn that it is not just Fortun, Ali, Wilders and Winter but Western Civilization as a whole that requires
"24/7 POLICE PROTECTION 365" from ISLAM.

Examine the coin's reverse. Islam aggressively protects itself from all other religions, literally at gunpoint. Doesn't this send a crystal clear message that the West must diligently protect itself from Islam in equal or greater measure?

Moreover, Islam can only thrive in an echo chamber of its own doctrine. It is the quintessential hothouse flower that cannot survive even brief exposure to the natural elements. Like many an exotic bloom, Islam is a parasite. Entangling its prey and using it as a scaffhold, it raises itself towards the sun only to finally block the light for all below.

So does Islam insert itself into our cultures, subvert our legal systems and slowly seek to eclipse the very framework of our freedoms even as it feeds upon our public treasure.

As so many others have observed, FREEDOM IS NOT AND CANNOT BE A SUICIDE PACT. We are not obliged to immolate ourselves in order to demonstrate the ultimate in tolerance that Islam continues to demand. Austria and Belgium are turning their legal systems into suicide machines.

It probably won't be Mossad or CIA, but former soldiers who secretly form networks to target the Mullahs/islamist leaders

It had damn well better be Mossad and the CIA who do this and right quick. Failure to do so will only make necessary far more destructive forms of disincentive, such as massively disproportionate retaliation against Muslim population centers.

If we refuse to deter Islam's aristocracy, the only alternatives are using massively disproportionate retaliation to force Muslims themselves into eradicating their jihadists or, failing that, a Muslim holocaust.

Austria and Belgium's refusal to grapple with the real foe only drags us that much closer to the Muslim holocaust. Such willful ignorance is precisely the mechanism whereby Islam will gain sufficient breathing room to create weapons of mass destruction that eventually summons forth the West's nuclear arsenal as its last answer.

Make no mistake that Islam alone deftly wields the brush with which it slowly paints the West into a nuclear corner. However, when the final accounting is made, we must never forget that craven cowards like Austria and Belgium supplied the paint.

Zenster said...

Tuan Jim, I'm sure he's referring to Spielberg's "Munich".

Diamed said...

Every word she said is true, and based on the very scripture muslims preach in their mosques every day. How can she be brought up on incitement to hate? What next, the quran and hadith banned as anti-muslim hate speech because it makes Islam look bad?

Henrik R Clausen said...

What next, the quran and hadith banned as anti-muslim hate speech because it makes Islam look bad?

Sure. I had a letter in a newspaper once, suggesting exactly that. The Islamic scripture is so self-incriminating it should be a slam dunk.

Anonymous said...

Mrs Winter actually said that "in today's legal system, Mohammed would be considered to be a pedophile". And that is the simple truth. For that she has now to answer in a court. Great, hu?

CarnackiUK said...

This story reminds me of the trial in Australia a couple of years ago of two Protestant preachers, one of them a Pakistani convert from Islam. They were successfully prosecuted for 'hate speech'.

What was the nature of the hate speech? Well, during the course of a lecture on Islam, they read out passages from the Koran. It was for quoting these passages that they were convicted.

The judge must have been a total ass!

thll said...

I am lost for words. The behaviour of the establishment right across Europe makes no sense. The Austrian Government's response to Mrs Winter is a perfect example of this phenomenon - positively bizarre! What on earth is their logic?

Diamed said...

Don't forget mark steyn dragged before the the Canadian Human Rights Commission for quoting a MUSLIM PREACHER saying, "We are breeding like mosquitoes." Again, it's never the actual speakers accused of hate speech, only the people who quote them!

Jesus Christ Supercop said...

What's frustrating about the situation in Europe is that it's basically just random, unpredictable madness, free of all logic and reason. As far as I can see, an armed insurrection is the only possible way to fight against something like that. And that's probably what we'll eventually end up doing.

Trent said...

Ahem, sister boys? You nation is under assault by people that don't like it or you very much. Arming people who are disturbed about the hugh uptick in violence by diaperheaded foreigners seems a modest proposal. Your environment is not safe; Islamo-boom-boom fools are in your land and protected by your idiotic socialist leaders and bureaucrats. High explosives are only the first act; all claim a deep desire for nuclear devices to vaporize themselves and you.

Henrik R Clausen said...

Before even taking the case against Winter to court, the prosecutor should provide a _positive_ proof that Muhammad was a 'prophet' and that things Islamic are holy.

Since 'prophet' and 'holy' are useless as legal concepts, that can't be done.

Holger said...

Hi,
Yeah, the correct title is "Munich" sorry about that. Anyway, people over in Europe still have too much to lose, but once there are no jobs for people, poverty is a fact and muslim supremacy becomes even more obvious people will makes sure it goes into a shooting war. I'm afraid the whole of Europe will turn into Lebanon. Of course, state troops will be on the muslim side since the military is under control of the traitorous EU leadership.

ENGLISHMAN said...

The ladies comments will "foster hatred and distrust of muslims"personally i have held those opinions ever since these backward morons invaded my country,i need no prompting from an austrian.

Anonymous said...

"
heroyalwhyness said...
Pim Fortuyn, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Geert Wilders, and now Susanne Winter . . ."

These are all racist people that you mention, especially Ayaan Hirsi Ali she was racist towards the people of Somalia.

Zenster said...

Takekaze: Mrs Winter actually said that "in today's legal system, Mohammed would be considered to be a pedophile". And that is the simple truth. For that she has now to answer in a court.

Welcome to the brave new world of EU dhimmitude. One single and consistent feature of functional jurisprudence has always been that TRUTH IS THE BEST DEFENSE.

Quite clearly this is no longer the case. At least in European court rooms. In actuality, the real message being sent is that European courts are no longer functional. They are not dispensing justice but, instead, participating in one of the most heinous crimes in modern times.

THE EU ACTIVELY SEEKS TO CRIMINALIZE FREE SPEECH.

I refer you to some excerpts from Goerge Orwell's disturbingly prescient “The Principles of Newspeak”:

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The purpose of Newspeak was not only to provide a medium of expression for the world-view and mental habits proper to the devotees of IngSoc [English Socialism], but to make all other modes of thought impossible. It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all and Oldspeak forgotten, a heretical thought -- that is, a thought diverging from the principles of IngSoc -- should be literally unthinkable, at least so far as thought is dependent on words. Its vocabulary was so constructed as to give exact and often very subtle expression to every meaning that a Party member could properly wish to express, while excluding all other meaning and also the possibility of arriving at them by indirect methods. This was done partly by the invention of new words, but chiefly by eliminating undesirable words and stripping such words as remained of unorthodox meanings, and so far as possible of all secondary meaning whatever.

To give a single example - The word free still existed in Newspeak, but could only be used in such statements as "The dog is free from lice" or "This field is free from weeds." It could not be used in its old sense of "politically free" or "intellectually free," since political and intellectual freedom no longer existed even as concepts, and were therefore of necessity nameless. Quite apart from the suppression of definitely heretical words, reduction of vocabulary was regarded as an end in itself, and no word that could be dispenses with was allowed to survive. Newspeak was designed not to extend but to diminish the range of thought, and this purpose was indirectly assisted by cutting the choice of words down to a minimum.
[Emphasis Added]

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of Government becomes destructive of those ends, it is the right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government. . .

It would have been quite impossible to render this into Newspeak while keeping to the sense of the original. The nearest one could come to doing so would be to swallow the whole passage up in the single word crimethink. A full translation could only be an ideological translation, whereby Jefferson's words would be changed into a panegyric on absolute government.

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I encourage everyone to read the linked article. It is only a page or two and lays bare the EU's vile intentions.

As Orwell says:

Newspeak was designed not to extend but to diminish the range of thought, and this purpose was indirectly assisted by cutting the choice of words down to a minimum.

Is this not a picture perfect definition of Politically Correct thought and its hideous assault upon Free Speech? The curtailment of Free Speech can have only one goal and that is restriction of Free Thought. This represents a fundamental crime against humanity of such monstrous proportions that it warrants capital punishment.

Winter's prosecution is only the iceberg's tip and hidden below the waterline there resides every blackest element of Soviet Communism being resurrected—gulags, KGB and all—to serve socialism's newest and most evil brainchild, the EU.

Communist Russia and China merely transited from one previous tyranny to a new socialist form of the same stateism.

For one of the first times in modern history, the EU is attempting to drag untold millions of previously free people back into the chains of unelected governance by fiat and the slow but inexorable legislative strangulation of freedom. Again, this represents a fundamental crime against humanity that cannot be tolerated.

Zenster said...

Memories of the Willow Tree: These are all racist people that you mention, especially Ayaan Hirsi Ali she was racist towards the people of Somalia.

Thank you, Memories of the Willow Tree, for finally outing yourself. Your previous posts were somewhat ambiguous but now you have defined all of them through the prism of your anti-Western hatred. You should know where such dark thoughts might best fit in your own anatomy and I invite you to insert them in that unlit place at the earliest opportunity.

Henrik R Clausen said...

Willow memories, may I remind you that Ayaan Hirsi Ali *is* Somali?

She doesn't care about 'race'. She cares about reactionary religion and the freedom of her people.

Your charge of 'racism' is insulting, and technically libel. It may be punishable under the law, depending on our country of origin.

X said...

And here's me thinking Willow was being incredibly satirical...

Zenster said...

Archonix, you weren't the only one. Unfortunately—due to the surgical humorectomy performed upon all Muslims at birth—it is nearly impossible to detect where potential satire ends and a quick trip through the looking glass suddenly lands us in the alien territory of Islamic cognitive dissonance.

X said...

So, you went and looked at his blog to, eh? I'm still trying to work out if it's a really, really clever satire or some sort of performance art. If this is what passes for serious thought on the far side of the wall then we've really not got anything to worry about... :)