Austrian Press Agency Doesn't Release Press Release. So We Will.Excuse me? Media services, paid to release announcements and invitations.... aren't doing their jobs?
In Austria, yes.
(Viennese Association of Academics)
Mohammed and Aisha
Hearing date in Appeal of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
Invitation to Press Conference
On February 14, 2011, Islam expert Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff was sentenced to 120 "daily fines" or two months imprisonment for alleged actualization of the offense described in §
188 StGB (denigration of religious doctrines). She has appealed this verdict because she believes she made only correct statements about the doctrine of Islam, and she never intended to offend the feelings of the adherents of any religious community.
In the course of her introductory seminars on the subject of the "Fundamentals of Islam," referred inter alia to the fact that the founder of the religion, Mohammed, had sexual relations with a child. Among other things, the court supported its verdict by reference to the fact that European ruling dynasties in the Middle Ages also sponsored "child marriages." From the point of view of freedom of expression as well as freedom of inquiry and on the principle that
speaking the truth must never be criminalized, this verdict can be called disastrous. There is in fact no question that Mohammed's sexual intercourse with a nine-year old girl is confirmed in all relevant Islamic sources.
What will succeed--truth or the abuse of justice to further a desire for cultural-political change? The appeals commission will respond in reference to the court-imposed penalty at 9:00 P.M.on December 20,, 2011 in the regional appeals court of Vienna (Justizpalast, Schmerlingplatz 11). This is the reason for our invitation.
Where: Rooms of the Akademikerbund, Schlösselgasse 11, 1080 Wien
When: 11:15 P.M., December 20, 2011
Inquiries: Mag. Christian Zeitz
If you ever met Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff under normal circumstances, you'd probably think she's just a nice, average person and it would be a pleasant enough occasion.
Just don't mention the elephant in the room. We all have one (in my case I have a stack of elephants, but that's just me) and hers is islam, and she's been in trouble with the so-called authorities in Austria now for discussing islam and the example that Mohammed sets for modern muslims with his marriage to the child Aisha.
This is troublesome because as everyone knows in these days of ultra-pc, minorities can't be upset or offended. Some minorities will hold rallies, some will hold vigils, some will go on the rampage.
And some people who hold positions of weight prefer not to upset minorites.
In this last case, opinions that are held to be undesirable can be prosecuted in a breathtaking miscarriage of justice. When the State is used to enforce a political opinion rather than the Law, then you're on the precipice of tyranny.
You've started tumbling over when the organs of the media, those institutions whose purpose was supposed to be the dissemination of information and advertising, refuse to issue your press release in time for your press conference.
Don't want to upset the wrong people, you know.
Nice little country you've got there. Shame if anything were to happen to it.
We can't call it a democracy any more because in Euroland there is no more democracy.
The voice of the people isn't heard, and it doesn't matter where you stand on the Continent or even in the Anglosphere, it seems.
From the demonisation of the EDL in Britain, to Fjordman in Norway being painted as the reason for Anders Behrig Breivik's going on a murderous rampage (conveniently forgetting that Breivik's "manifesto" speaks of wanting to kill people for 9 years. Longer than Fjordman's been writing) and now Mrs. Sabaditsch-Wolff has an appeal before the courts and she can't publicise her own public comments about it.
In case you missed it, she's the lady found guilty of pointing out that Mohammed's marriage to Aisha is the basis for many muslim men marrying girls - some pubescent, some pre-pubescent.
It's the reason the Ayatollah Khomeini lowered the legal marriage age to 9 for girls when he took over Iran 30 years ago, for example and it's no secret.
She has appealed her guilty verdict, because what she said is true.
The appeal hearing is today, from 9-11am CET (Central European Time) which is around 5pm my time. She's having a press conference after it, and was wanting to publicise that event.
However, the Agency that charges for the service of actually advertising your press release and invitations in this case.... didn't.
Well, just not in anything resembling a timely fashion, and therefore missing the so-called news cycle.
But, as has been seen in the recent past, we no longer need these organs of the State Opinion Promulgators. We can make our own news, and publicise our own conferences.
For those in Austria, in Vienna, get yourself down to the room of the Akademikerbund, Schlösselgasse 11, 1080 Wien, and watch the unravelling of democracy in action.