Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Time to Say Thank You

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In the wake of her conviction on “hate speech” charges yesterday, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff has written this letter of appreciation to her friends, her advisors, her defense team, and her supporters all over the world:

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Yesterday was a crucial day in our fight against the Islamization of Europe and for the future of our civilization. As most of you know, I was acquitted of the charge of hate speech, but found guilty of denigrating religious teachings of a legally recognized religion. I am sure that you also know that this religion is Islam.

I can tell you that I am shaken to the core; not so much about the guilty verdict — that was a given from the start — but about the judge’s explanation for the verdict. These have been discussed elsewhere, so I will not go into them, but suffice it to say that it was indeed a dark day for young girls in Austria. What shocks me most, however, is that the judge is a woman who should know better. The reasoning used in her judgment is despicable, and a slap in the face for every woman and girl, from every race, religion, or nationality. Marrying and molesting an a child is not to be tolerated, not in the 6th century, not in the 16th century, and definitely not in the 21st century. One would expect a woman, let along a judge, to know this. But the future and the appeals court will hopefully show that this judgment is morally and factually wrong.

Since the curtain has now fallen on the first act of this tragedy, I now want to do a round of thanks. I am indebted to so many people from all over the world, and I will try to do my best to mention most of them here.

First and foremost, I want to honor the Counterjihad Collective, especially Baron Bodissey of Gates of Vienna. Without the tireless and selfless effort of these fine people, all of whom I am privileged to call friends, my case would have remained what it currently is in the MSM: ignored, at best vilified. It is amazing for me to see the results of this fine-tuned effort on a daily basis.

Imagine the following: My lawyer sends me a document regarding my case; I in turn send it to the German-English translator JLH, who in no time returns the translation to me. Baron Bodissey edits and posts on Gates of Vienna. Once the document is published, other translators grab the post and disseminate it in their blogs; other English language bloggers publish on their blogs.

If I am interviewed on camera, Vlad Tepes and KitmanTV are on hand to youtube these reports, and Baron Bodissey is on hand to post. Transcribers are called to action, with translators, to subtitle if needed.

The result is without a doubt the most comprehensive reporting about Counterjihad activities currently available. The MSM are not doing their jobs, we are. And we should be proud of this achievement. A big Thank You to all involved in this.

Second, I want to thank my family and friends for their support in these hard times. On many an evening was I cranky after having spent more than ten hours poring over the Quran, the Hadith, and The Reliance of the Traveller. You all know just how horrible the contents of these books are, and I can now tell you that studying Islamic texts can affect your psyche. I want to honor my daughter, who was more than patient when Mommy had an important Skype call to discuss some point raised by my lawyer.

Which brings me to my brilliant legal team. Dr. Rami and Mr. Strobl have been thrown into the cold water of Islamic doctrine. In little more than a year, they both became more knowledgeable in Islamic teachings than the majority of the population. They are now aware of the teachings of the Koran, they now know all about the sharia and its implications on our free society. And they did a marvelous job defending me and Western civilization. Thank you.

Heartfelt thanks and appreciation are also more than due to my supporters, be they politicians, bloggers, donors, and those who comment in those blogs and newspaper forums, whether you are from Europe, the United States, Canada or Australia.

Thank you, Geert Wilders, Rene Stadtkewitz, Kent Ekeroth, and Heinz-Christian Strache for repeatedly bringing up my case. Those political parties who so far have not understood the ramifications of this case will be judged by history.

Thank you also to the Wiener Akademikerbund, ACT! for America, Citizens’ Movement Pax Europa, The English Defense League, Riposte Laïque, and all other organizations that support me and continue to support me so generously. Without you I could not have gone through with this.

Thank you to the numerous well-wishers and supporters who have written to me in the past hours and days, or have written thoughtful comments about yesterday’s outcome.

I want to present two representative examples here:

One man from Koblenz:

As an ex-Muslim from Iran I want to wish you all the best and would like to support you if possible.

I also want to wish lots of strength and endurance in your fight against mafia called politics and law, which is controlled by the political left.

It is people like you who were in the resistance during the Nazi era, instead of swimming like dead fish in a stream of conformism and shutting up.

I hope that your appeal will be transferred to a judge who is still sane and who doesn’t retroactively legalize child abuse like the previous actor-judge.

Another comment:

What was the EU-framework decision combating anti-discrimination all about?

“No one may be discriminated against because of their (amongst others) beliefs.

Ah, yes, right. Do not discriminate.

But indicting and charging one is allowed.

This is disgusting.

From the bottom of my heart I want the judge to experience what it means to live under Sharia law, especially if she has children. When the first “cultural enricher” rapes her daughter for the first time I suggest she read a few Koran suras to her daughter to comfort her.

Finally, please continue your support in whatever way you can. This is about all of you as much as it is about me. This is about our future.

Never give up.

Never give in.

Never surrender.

— Elisabeth

Anyone who wants to contribute to Elisabeth’s appeal fund may visit Elisabeth’s Voice and make a donation using PayPal. Or, if you prefer, you may send a bank transfer using the following information for international payments:

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich
IBAN: AT513150042908021602

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
    17 Elisabeth’s Voice: An Update
    15 The New English Review Interviews Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
    20 Live-Blogging the Trial of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
    20 The ESW Defense File
    23 The Trial of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, Day 1
    27 The Time That is Given Us
    28 ESW at Trykkefrihedsselskabet
  Dec 5 An Oasis of Civilization in a Desert of Barbarism
    22 An Unusual Hobby
    23 In Demand Everywhere
2011 Jan 14 ESW: Thoughts Before a Trial
    14 Live-Blogging the Trial of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, Part Two
    16 ESW: A Submission to the Court in Vienna
    18 The Trial of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, Day 2
    21 Elisabeth’s Voice, Phase Two
    28 Geert Wilders Supports Elisabeth’s Voice
  Feb 5 Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff in Luton
    10 A Dangerous Mindset
    13 An Appeal to Rectify an Oversight
    14 ESW: Submission III to the Court in Vienna
    15 ESW: The RT Interview
    15 The Trial of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, Day 3


Zenster said...

Dear Elisabeth,

I am so glad to see that most of the charges against you have been dismissed. You are absolutely correct to challenge even the one conviction that this horribly misguided judge has imposed and I remain confident that you will be able to have it overturned upon appeal.

Congratulations for being a shining beacon of hope to all European women and so many of us in the counterjihad movement. The outcome of your case may well set a precedent for how that of Geert Wilders and others turn out.

It is with great relief and personal pride to see someone so articulate and comprehensively versed upon the subject of Shari'a law put forth such a stalwart defense. Again, we can only hope that your ability to repudiate most of the charges against you will set a pattern for others who are facing similar persecution ... er, prosecution.



Steen said...

Congratulations, Elisabeth !

And what an effort from all involved !


act4kzoo said...


from one mom of a daughter, thank you. I hope every parent out there learns from your struggle.

As hard as it is to break out of the Western mind, there really are people out there who want to conquer or kill us because we are non-muslim.

To ignore history and hide eyes from the truth is very dangerous, indeed.

Professor L said...


Perhaps I might ask a question, which in turn you can pass on to the judiciary.

Does this judgement have any bearing on cases brought against those monstrous wolves who clothed themselves as Catholic priests? An enquiring Catholic would like to know.

Many thanks,

LAW Wells

In Hoc Signo Vinces† said...

In hoc signo vinces

Western mind, ironically within a hostile legal framework - the Austrian legal systems recognition of islam, did the judge not deliberate consistent and commendably within the western mindset in the opting out of a totalitarian definition of muhammad's deviance.

"but suffice it to say that it was indeed a dark day for young girls in Austria. What shocks me most, however, is that the judge is a woman who should know better."

Is this not the very danger that in conceding to a totalitarian classification and definition of deviance that the end result is indeed a dark day for young girls as all men are considered a deviant threat without the subtle thinking of the western mindset and the degrees of statute law resulting in the shrouding of woman in paranoid fear of deviant males.

Paul said...

... I have no doubt that we here in Canada, along with the Americans, will within the next 20 years have to once again save Europe's sorry-ass from itself when World War III breaks out as a result of your festering Muslamic population moving from Stealth Jihad to full blown Violent Jihad.

The first step as was the case before, is to outlaw the truth.

Ir'Rational said...

As an aged, impecunious resident of Londonistan I support you totally, and wish only that I had the means to fund you. Rest assured, most of us support you. FWIW.

Mark Durie said...

Elizabeth - it is just a detail, but in regard to the age of Aisha, it may be helpful in the appeal to be aware that ages in Islam are calculated by lunar years. Thus 9 lunar years (Aisha's reported age when she married Muhammad) is in fact 8 years and 9 months, and 18 lunar years (the reported age when Muhammad died) is 17 and a half solar years.
There is a tradition which says that Muhammad married Aisha about two (lunar) years after coming to Medina. He died just under 10 solar years after coming to Medina. This means that Aisha could not have reached 18 solar years when Muhammad died:even if she had reached 18 lunar years, she was only 17 years old by the Western calendar. So Aisha was still a minor when Muhammad died, by the standards of Austrian law.

Mark Durie (