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Europe: valid criticism?

An Austrian woman, who was prosecuted for ‘denigrating’ Muhammed because she proposed the consummation of his marriage when his ‘wife’ was nine-years-old was paedo-philia, asked the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to retry the case in the Grand Chamber, it was reported in March.

Ruth Woodcraft

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Mrs Sabaditsch-Wolff| photo: gatesofvienna.net

She is supported by a petition of more than 55,000 signatories who want to ‘defend the right to criticise Islam in Europe’*. The retrying of a case is only considered in 5% of requests if ‘the case raises a serious question affecting the interpretation or application of the Convention or the Protocols thereto or a serious issue of general importance’.