Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Austrian Pol Indicted for Offending Islam

Wasn't Adolf Hitler born in Austria? Old habits die hard, it seems.

From The Brussels Journal:
The Austrian authorities have indicted politician Susanne Winter on charges of incitement and degradation of religious symbols and religious agitation. This offence carries a maximum sentence of two years. Last January, Ms Winter said that the prophet Muhammad was “a child molester” because he had married a six-year-old girl. She also said he was “a warlord” who had written the Koran during “epileptic fits.”
I'd need to see a citation for the epilepsy part, but the rest is simply...the truth. Winter has been under police protection following Muslim death threats. No one has been indicted for making the threats, and there's little indication that the Austrian authorities are even investigating them.

The Brussels Journal also mentions this:
However, Alfred Hrdlicka, the Austrian “artist” who depicted Jesus and his apostles engaging in homosexual acts of sodomy during the Last Supper, has not been indicted. Nor will he be. Depicting Jesus sodomizing his apostles is not considered to be a “degradation of religious symbols” in Austria, but referring to the historic fact that Muhammad married a six-year old girl is “incitement to racial hatred.”
Thanks to Ragnar of The Jawa Report.