Saturday, November 20, 2010

Live-Blogging the Trial of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff

ESW cartoon, Sappho

Like the trial of Geert Wilders, next week’s trial of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff will be a historic milestone in the resistance to the Islamization of Europe — or a tombstone for European civil liberties, if Elisabeth is convicted.

The first hearing in Elisabeth’s case will take place in the Vienna court on November 23rd, starting at 9:00am CET (3:00am EST). In collaboration with Europe News, Tundra Tabloids, and the Save Free Speech website, I will be live-blogging the event as early as I can manage to get up that morning.

The reporting team will aim to decipher exactly what the offense is that Elisabeth has been charged with. It is expected that the entire audio recording from the FPÖ seminars will be played in court, permitting the prosecutor to explain in detail what cannot be permitted to be said, and why the religiousness of Islamic teachings makes it so.

The defense, for its part, can be expected to document the accuracy and truthfulness of what was said, thus focusing on the core problem: Is it illegal to speak the truth about Islam?

The live-blogging will report core issues as they unfold during the day, which may become detailed and extensive. At the end of the day, an edited report of the highlights will be published at one or more of the participating sites.

Stay tuned on Tuesday, and keep an eye on the live-blogging pages at Tundra Tabloids and the ESW defense site.

NOTE: Special thanks to Niels Thomsen from Sappho for the cartoon.

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
    17 Elisabeth’s Voice: An Update
    15 The New English Review Interviews Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff


Feli said...

New video
Islam in Europe Ends Free Speech - Criminalizing Criticism of Islam

The Left's delusion over Islam is baffling to Middle Eastern Christians

Zenster said...

Is it illegal to speak the truth about Islam?

Let's do away with all of the window dressing, shall we? More like:

Is it illegal to speak the truth?

Enough of this "Islam" nonsense, it is merely symptomatic of a far greater malaise.

For those who have not already read the article, here is a link to Kelly O'Connell's superb article "Modern Leftism and Magical Thinking", as it appeared in the Canada Free Press.

If one takes into account just how delusional many Liberals are, it becomes readily apparent that most of them are not on speaking terms with the truth. At that point, truth becomes their enemy.

Once truth has been renounced, all bets are off. Literally anything goes including the most abject self-deception and miscarriages of justice imaginable.

The Soviet Union gave our world all the preview it ever needed of what to exprect from such government sanctioned irrationality. All that remains to be seen is how many times we must repeat this historical lesson before it finally sinks in.

I continue to hope that history will have a special footnote for those who have perpetrated this treachery upon Western civilization. No punishment is too severe for what they have inflicted upon us.

Richard said...

History will not be kind to the collaborators who are helping the Moslems, anymore then they were to those who helped the Nazi's. All we can do is help in anyway we can, and pray that the governments of the world wake up before it is too late. Unfortunatly what is happening in France and other countries says the fighting will probably start next spring or summer.

Zenster said...

Richard: Unfortunatly what is happening in France and other countries says the fighting will probably start next spring or summer.

Few people realize how important it is that the fighting begin at the soonest opportunity.

For some perspective, consider the defeat of Imperial Japan. It, too, was a supremacist culture that viewed the humiliation of defeat as being worse than death, just like Islam does.

Using nuclear weapons at the earliest opportunity saved unimaginable lives, both Allied and Japanese alike. A land invasion could have seen casualties topping one million collectively.

In the same way, an early onset of hostilities in Europe may well see numerous lives saved, especially those of Muslims. If this situation continues to be artificially constrained, the eventual "discontinuity" (hat tip: El Inglés), could be far worse. Even limited deportations and other potential results of widespread public unrest would set the stage for an eventual restoration of order that might avert a flat-out Muslim holocaust in Europe.

If the EU's budding social engineers have their way, the present Eurabia Pact and its unchecked Muslim immigration will continue until a truly ugly breaking point is reached and then there is no telling what will happen then.

Widespread violence of a kind unseen since World War II will result from that breaking point. Only its degree will remain uncertain.

A near-term mass uprising by indigenous Europeans, however unlikely it may seem, is one of the few alternatives to bloodshed on a truly massive scale. Make no mistake, there will still be quite a few fatalities but nothing like the devastation that will ensue in another five or ten years. By then, some form of "strong horse" leadership might just as soon resurrect the death camps as anything else.

Our world does not need a repetition of that dismal episode in history.

Fooled Once said...

"unimaginable lives" "violence of a kind unseen" Pretty redolent stuff going down, here.

Reminds me of talking about historical truths of the Holocaust. People (David Irving) have been tried, convicted, and incarcerated in Vienna recently for hate speech and thought crimes for just such speech.

The verdict on Sabaditsch-Wolff here is, with all due respect to her courage and fortitude, nowhere near as important as the verdict on laws, Austrian and otherwise, criminalizing speech.

It is all the same.

Engineer-Poet said...

"If one takes into account just how delusional many Liberals are, it becomes readily apparent that most of them are not on speaking terms with the truth. At that point, truth becomes their enemy."

This is the result of KGB subversion efforts.  Go watch this interview with Yuri Bezmenov to see just how it happened.  Money quote:

"What it basically means is, to change the perception of reality of every American to such an extent that despite the abundance of information no one is able to come to sensible conclusions in the interests of defending their selves, their families, their community and their country."

Watch the whole thing.

1389 said...

It isn't just KGB subversion. The leftists have been busy subverting the foundations of Judaeo-Christian civilization since 1848 and before.

Why modern liberals are 100% wrong about everything