Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Accurate statements about Islam not permitted in Denmark

Danish law is obnoxious and makes a mockery of free speech.  An Iranian refugee has deliberately defied it so the prosecutors had to act.  They know that they are defending the indefensible, however, as they are asking only for a $500 fine

On Thursday December 13th 2012, Danish-Iranian artist Firoozeh Bazrafkan was in the court of Århus, Denmark, suspected for having violated Article 266b of the Danish penal code, which criminalizes derogative or threatening statements against a variety of minorities. This is a report from her day in court.

On one side stood this statement from Firoozeh, published on her blog in Jyllands-Posten on December 6th 2011:

"For I am also deeply convinced that Muslim men to a great extent and everywhere in the world rape, mistreat and kill their daughters. It is my opinion, being an Iranian-born Dane, that we are here facing a defective and inhuman culture – if this can be considered 'culture' at all. But one may say, according to my opinion, this is a defective and inhuman culture, whose manual the Quran is even more immoral, objectionable and insane than the manuals of the two other world religions combined."

In the other side of the courtroom was article 266b of the Danish penal code, represented by the public prosecutor PM:

"Any person who publicly or with the intention of dissemination to a wide circle of people makes a statement or imparts other information threatening, insulting or degrading a group of persons on account of their race, color, national or ethnic origin, belief or sexual orientation, shall be liable to a fine, simple detention or imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years."

The defence referred to the fact that Firoozeh herself is a refugee from Iran. Her published statement did not have the intention to mock Muslims, but rather to create public debate about article 266b and its harmful implications against public debate of public issues.



Bird of Paradise said...

Look what happens when a nation allows out of control illegal aliens to enter The Danes need to round up and deport all islamic extremists

Anonymous said...

Why don't these mass shooters ever walk into the NRA Headquarters and start blasting away? Why does it always have to be children?

Anonymous said...

Australia follows Britain over the PC cliff.


Anonymous said...

For the record:

"Following the horrific massacre in Newtown, CT. all liberals can agree that we need still more stringent gun control — something along the lines of what they have in hyper-statist Britain. Let’s see what effect once great Britain’s draconian authoritarianism has had. Here’s a report from 2009:

The latest Government figures show that the total number of firearm offences in England and Wales has increased from 5,209 in 1998/99 to 9,865 last year — a rise of 89 per cent.

In some parts of the country, the number of offences has increased more than five-fold.

In eighteen police areas, gun crime at least doubled.

Tony Blair and his gang of Labour leftists used the Dunblane Massacre as a pretext to inflict the Nazi-esque Firearms Acts in 1997. They banned private ownership of all handguns.

Lancashire suffered the single largest rise in gun crime, with recorded offences increasing from 50 in 1998/99 to 349 in 2007/08, an increase of 598 per cent. …

The number of people injured or killed by guns, excluding air weapons, has increased from 864 in 1998/99 to a provisional figure of 1,760 in 2008/09, an increase of 104 per cent..."

Anonymous said...

Anon 4:18..........they don't walk into NRA headquarters because they know they'll catch a bullet in return. Gun free zones international symbol should be a sitting duck.

TheOldMan said...

I notice that 266b never mentions the veracity of any statements.

Anonymous said...

Some liberal tolerance for you.


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Anonymous said...

Anonymous said 4:18 said,
"Why don't these mass shooters ever walk into the NRA Headquarters and start blasting away? Why does it always have to be children..."?

That's funny Anon. I was hoping they would do the same thing over at HuffPO and moveon.

Go Away Bird said...

If those danes were like their viking ancestors they would have driven these damn islamic inturders our years ago