The persecution of Elizabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff

Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff is an Austrian housewife and activist who is facing trial in Vienna next month for hate speech. Her crime: giving seminars where she warned about the dangers of Islam in Europe. The trial, scheduled for November 23, is to be completed in one day, plainly indicating its kangeroo-court nature.

Here is a letter from Sabaditch-Wolff to the editor of Gates of Vienna in which she quotes some of the statements for which she has been indicted:

Dear Baron,

Today I have officially been informed that I will have to stand trial on November 23.

I have received the official charges, which are a sort of pick-and-choose of whatever I said during the first two (out of three) seminars. One paragraph consists of words that I never said, but rather those of one of the participants. But I am accused of having said them (they contain the damning words “Adolf Hitler”).

Here is a sample of my evil words: “We need public awareness of the danger posed by Islam. Education needs to be state of the art, eg biology. History. Students need to be taught facts. There was a Turkish siege [in 1683], and they were badly beaten. That must remain [in the history books]. No tolerance for the glorification of violence! And that means we have to get rid of most of the Quran. We must realize that the Muslim Brotherhood is a Trojan horse. Turkey is part of that.

“Sharia is an absolute no-no. We do not want any gender apartheid, no ghettos, no social and cultural discrimination, no polygamy, no theocracy, no hate … “

This is what I’m being tried for. This is what cannot be said aloud in Austria today.


Here is a web page with full information on the case, including an appeal to American conservative bloggers to give the same kind of coverage to the persecution of Sabaditsch-Wolff that they have to that of Geert Wilders. It includes a link to a defense fund.

The authors write:

The European Union, which includes Austria, is a corrupt and undemocratic superstate with totalitarian aspirations. The oligarchy running it has determined that the millions of Muslim immigrants now living in Europe—and the millions more the EU plans to bring in—are necessary to secure the power base for the unaccountable bureaucrats who now oversee what passes for European governance.

Hence their need to silence people like Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff who speak out against mass immigration and the dangers of Islamization. To help maintain the population in a state of sheep-like passivity, Elisabeth must be silenced.

But Elisabeth will not be silenced.

The Austrian court may take away Elisabeth’s voice, but while we yet have our own, we will speak for her.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at October 23, 2010 08:42 AM | Send

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