Austrian Politician Faces Jail For Remarks About Islam

By Beila Rabinowiz

January 15, 2007 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Susanne Winter, the top candidate for the FPO's [Austrian Freedom Party] city council election in the city of Graz, is facing up to two years in jail for referring to Mohammed as a, "child molester" and a "field marshal" who had written the Quran "during epileptic fits."

She also characterized Islam as, "a totalitarian system of domination that should be thrown back to its birthplace on the other side of the Mediterranean." She made her remarks during a speech to the party. [source, http://www.wienerzeitung.at/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabID=4082&Alias=wzo&cob=322068¤tpage=0]

The president of the Austrian Muslim community, Anas Shakfeh, warned that there is a very "wrathful mood" among Muslims and stated that violence could not be ruled out. These threats have prompted public prosecutors to go into full dhimmi mode, preparing to criminalize Ms. Winter's speech. [source, http://www.ftd.de/politik/international/303410.html]

Towards that end they have started an investigation of the matter to, "determine whether she violated the law forbidding expressions of racial hatred."

If Winter is tried and subsequentally convicted on this charge she could face up to two years in jail. [source, http://diepresse.com/home/politik/innenpolitik/355445/index.do?_vl_backlink=/home/politik/innenpolitik/index.do]

The political witch-hunt being engaged in by the Austrian government against Susanne Winters is part of a widening campaign in European countries to silence right wing politicians who are vocal critics of the Islamization of Europe.

In Holland, Geert Wilders, head of the Freedom Party lives under constant guard due to threats on his life made by radical Islamists and he is facing government harassment and scrutiny by public prosecutors intent on taking legal action to stop him from airing a film that he produced which is critical of Islam.

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