Monday, July 24, 2017

The European Court of Human Rights has declared that the hate speech of one Belgian Muslim man is not protected under free speech laws

European free speech laws don't seem to protect anybody so it's slightly comforting that they don't protect Muslims either

Europe's top human rights court ruled on Thursday (July 20) that online videos considered by a Belgian court to be Islamist hate speech were not protected under free speech provisions.

Fouad Belkacem is a Belgian national currently imprisoned for his activities as the head of Sharia4Belgium, an organisation banned for recruiting foreign fighters to participate in militant activities in the Middle East.

The European Court of Human Rights evaluated Belkacem's argument that his remarks in a series of videos on online platform YouTube fell within his freedoms of expression and religion and were not meant to incite violence.

In the videos, Belkacem had called on viewers to "overpower non-Muslims, teach them a lesson and fight them", content the Court called "markedly hateful" and "vehement". He had also called for the violent establishment of Sharia law.

The ECHR upheld the 2013 decision of Belgium's top court, which found that, far from simply expressing his views, Belkacem had incited others to discriminate on the basis of faith and to violence against non-Muslims.



ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N said...

Europe is all under Statutory jurisdiction, where Canada, America, England, Australia and New Zealand are under Common Law jurisdiction. There's a huge difference.

Anonymous said...

What the hell are you talking about Revolution?

ЯΞ√ΩLUT↑☼N said...


Statute is legislation (legis, legal - cf Latin "written"). Some tool in some office telling people only what he likes people to do. Provides only government granted rights and can only deal in commerce under a Common Law jurisdiction.

Legal definition of Statute: "The rules of a society given the force of law by the consent of the governed".

Societies have names. What's the name of that society? The "legal" society. Are you a member?

Law - Common Law, law of the land. Cause no harm, loss or mischief in your dealings. Nothing more. Provides only God-given or natural rights. Statute in this jurisdiction has no power without individual consent.

Maybe I should have made myself clearer, now LEARN!! ;)