>>Austria: Susan Winter FPO case: Degradation of Religious Symbols
Bad news out of Austria: Susanne Winter (FPÖ) indicted on charges of degradation of religious symbols, religious agitation which carries a maximum sentence of two years.
Details as they emerge.
Susanne Winter wird angeklagt
Die umstrittenen Islam-Aussagen der Grazer FPÖ-Stadträtin Susanne Winter haben
ein gerichtliches Nachspiel: Winter wird angeklagt.
Zwei Jahre Haft drohen
Die Staatsanwaltschaft Graz wird Winter wegen Verhetzung und Herabwürdigung religiöser
das ist am Dienstag bekannt geworden.Auch das Justizministerium
in Wien hat dafür grünes Licht gegeben.
Im Falle einer Verurteilung drohen der Grazer
Stadträtin bis zu zwei Jahre Haft.
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.”
The politician, a member of the Austrian Freedom Party FPÖ, an anti-immigration party which is in opposition, added that Islam is “a totalitarian system of domination that should be cast back to its birthplace on the other side of the Mediterranean.” She also warned for “a Muslim immigration tsunami,” saying that “in 20 or 30 years, half the population of Austria will be Muslim” if the present immigration policies continue.
Following her remarks, Muslim extremists threatened to kill Susanne Winter and she was placed under police protection. Today, the Justice Department in Vienna announced that Ms Winter will be charged with “incitement and degradation of religious symbols” (Verhetzung und Herabwürdigung religiöser Symbole). If convicted she may have to serve up to two years in jail for her opinions.
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.”
Neither has Mr Hrdlicka been threatened by Christian assassins for his “opinions.” The difference between Christian and Muslim extremists is that the former do not aim to kill those who offend them, but the latter do – which is perhaps also why the European authorities fear the radical Muslims and persecute their opponents while they subsidize those who insult Christians.