The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled that ‘defaming’ the Prophet Muhammad “goes beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate” and “could stir up prejudice and put at risk religious peace”.
The ruling was passed against an Austrian national referred to as ‘E.S’ in reports. Mrs. S, born in 1971 held two seminars in 2009 entitled ‘Basic Information on Islam’.
Referencing Muhammad’s marriage to 6 year old Aisha, Mrs. S was reported to have said “Muhammad liked to do it with children” and “… A 56-year-old and a six-year-old? … What do we call it, if it is not paedophilia?”
BBC Newsnight has released a report highlighting the marginalisation and intimidation faced by British Muslim women at the community level when it comes to politics – specifically within the Labour party. You can watch the short video below:
Labour MP Lyn Brown retweeted the above Islamified version of the Labour banner earlier last week. How does that help to reassure voters that labour is committed to secularism and opposes the injustices of Sharia?
Religion and politics are a toxic combination. The push for secularism has never been more important.
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