Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Europe panics

The assault against free speech continues. In Germany a man will go on trial for printing the word "Koran" on toilet paper and sending it to a mosque.

UPDATE: Feb. 23, 2006 Convicted, he was sentenced to 1 year suspended sentence and 300 hours of community work.   One can only wonder at the typical European disregard for consistency of law.
Judge Carsten Krumm told the 61-year-old retired businessman that the penalty was increased to one year because of the worldwide political controversy in the past month over cartoons that Muslims regard as offensive because they depict the Prophet Mohammed.

"The significance of what you did became far greater through the world political situation," the judge said.

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