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Insulting the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad, is not "Freedom of Speech", ruled ECHR

Insulting the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad, is not "Freedom of Speech", ruled ECHR - Truth Arrived News
The European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France
Europe: "Defaming the Prophet Muhammed “goes beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate" and "could stir up prejudice and put at risk religious peace” and thus exceeds the permissible limits of freedom of expression, ruled the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Thursday, upholding a lower court decision"Anadolu Agency reported on Thursday.

Mrs S held seminars in 2009 in which she made defamatory remarks relating to the marriage of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) with Aisha. A court in Vienna convicted her for disparaging religious doctrines. She was fined €480 (aprox. $547) and the costs of the proceedings.

Mrs S claimed that the comments were not designed to "defame" the Prophet Muhammad but to spark a pubic debate. However the court added that the comments had no intention of promoting a public debate

According to a report on The National, "an estimated 600,000 Muslims make up around 6.8 per cent of Austria’s population, an increase of 2.6 per cent since 2001 when there were 338,988 Muslims living in the country."

Defaming the Prophet Muhammad is not protected under Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights, which covers the 'freedom of expression'.

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