As reported by Thomas Landen, “Dispatch from the Eurabian Front: Austria, European Parliament, the Netherlands, Belgium”, The Brussels Journal, 1st April 2008. (H/T: Malcolm Pollack, “Silence!”, Waka Waka Waka (weblog), 2nd April 2008.)
 For example, see the recent case of Ryan Palin and Craig Dodd: “Jail term cut for ‘feral’ killers”, BBC News Online, 8th November 2007.
Friday, 4 April 2008
A Degraded Symbol
Susanne Winter, a politician for the Freedom Party of Austria, has been charged with incitement and degradation of religious symbols. She profaned a crucifix and called Jesus some horrible names. I’m only joking, of course: in Europe, such deeds might win you a prize, if they are done with sufficient effect. No, Ms Winter offended against the religion to which the secular authorities of Europe pay deference, the one whose founder Ms Winter called “a warlord” and “a child molester”.  It is because of these words that she may get up to two years in prison, not a harsh sentence for sure, for this is still Liberal Europe after all: a place where a transgression of one of its many laws is met with leniency, indeed a place where one can torture and murder a man and reasonably expect only four years in prison , and a place where, against the degradation of European civilisation as a symbol and as a reality, there is little will and certainly no law.