“In a Time of Universal Deceit — Telling the Truth Is a Revolutionary Act” – George Orwell
“When words lose their meaning, people lose their freedom.” – Confucius
Austrian Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff has written a book titled The Truth Is No Defense. It is reminiscent of how far Western Civilization has devolved into a state of universal deceit.
Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff is a diplomat’s daughter, grew up and lived in the United States, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, and Libya. What Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff experienced in these Middle Easter countries shaped and influenced her.
And you’ll read about the final verdict brought down by the Austrian Court: that the issue was to balance “free speech” with the “right” to not have your feeling hurt, and guess which side won?
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When the truth, in other words, doesn’t set you free, but is a threat, then perhaps one is aligned with a belief system that is harmful rather than beneficial.
Guilty of religious denigration!
Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff was found guilty of “religious denigration.” Sadly, in Austria religious denigration only applies to one religion, that of Islam.
What did Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff do? She accurately quoted the Qur’an and Hadith about Mohammed marrying his foster niece Aisha who was six-year old. Mohammed consummated the marriage to Aisha when she was 9-years old.
Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff writes:
[I]n 2008: The Austrian Freedom Party, the country’s right-of-center party, commissioned me to hold seminars on Islam; however, in 2010, I had to stand before a judge in court of law and defend myself for explaining the basics of Islam via a fully sourced Power Point presentations. And, as I learned ten years later, the truth is no defense. [Emphasis added]
According to WikiIslam:
Narrated ‘Aisha: Allah’s Apostle said to me, “You were shown to me twice (in my dream) before I married you. I saw an angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth, and I said to him, ‘Uncover (her),’ and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), ‘If this is from Allah, then it must happen.’ Then you were shown to me, the angel carrying you in a silken piece of cloth, and I said (to him), ‘Uncover (her), and behold, it was you. I said (to myself), ‘If this is from Allah, then it must happen.’ ” Sahih Bukhari 9:87:140
A RAIR FOUNDATION USA interview with Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff titled Freedom Fighter Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff’s Dire Warning!:
Elizabeth quotes in her book German novelist and poet, regarded by many as the most important 19th-century German-language realist author Theodor Fontane:
The reason why people are silenced is not because they lie, but because they speak the truth. When people lie, their own words can be used against them. But if they tell the truth, there is no other means than violence.
After it was clear that the Austrian court would not convict on the charge of “incitement to hatred”, Elizabeth writes in The Truth Is No Defense what happened next:
So the judge, at her own discretion, added a second charge, “denigration of religious beliefs of a legally recognized religion,” and it was on that charge that I would be convicted this day.
In other words: presenting the “religious beliefs of a legally recognized religion” in a factually accurate manner may constitute “denigration,” if that religion happens to be Islam.
It was clear from the moment the second charge was added that the Austrian state needed to convict me of something, anything, to set an example so that other “Islamophobes” would be warned.
In The Unknown Deal Ayn Rand wrote, “The right to agree with others is not a problem in any society; it is the right to disagree that is crucial.”
If Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff is anything she is a person who supports everyone’s right to disagree. We can’t say the same for Austria.
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