Death Of European Free Speech - Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff's "Anti-Islam" Trial To Commence Tomorrow In Vienna
November 22, 2010 - San Francisco, CA - PipeLineNews.org - Tomorrow morning, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff will stand trial in Vienna, Austria, accused of violating Europe's onerous "hate speech," thought control statutes.
Sabaditsch-Wolff has been accused of fomenting hatred against the Continent's Muslims, primarily by quoting verbatim from the Qur'an. If convicted she could face a stiff fine as well as prison time.
The trial has caused quite a stir among conservative defenders of free speech but has garnered almost no coverage from a complicit Western press.
As noted wag Pat Condell observed regarding this spectacle, "Europe today is a shining example of how to piss in your own drinking water..."
That the trial should commence in Vienna, once a city noted for its laissez faire liberalism and free thinking, is especially noteworthy and tragic, having been the scene of an epic battle marking the beginning of the end of the Muslim Ottoman Empire - the siege of Vienna in 1529 - in which the Islamists were repulsed. The battle began a nearly 200 year effort to repulse the Muslim jihad which culminated in the famous naval battle of Lepanto  in which the Turks were defeated in an effort led by Pope Innocent XI and Europe's Christian princes.