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While French journalist Eric Zemmour has been found criminally guilty for saying that drug dealers are “mostly black and Arab,” Austrian housewife Elisabeth Sabatisch-Wolff has been found criminally guilty for saying that Muhammad was a “pedophile.” Gates of Vienna has responses to Wolff’s conviction here (by Mark Steyn) and here (by an Austrian opinion writer).

Personally, I think it’s silly to call Muhammad a pedophile. Aisha was his wife, and, according to the official Islamic biographies, his favorite wife, the one whose opinion he consulted most often. She was also the daughter of his closest friend and first Caliph, Abu Bekr, and a prominent and honored figure in the Islamic community. Steyn’s comparison of Muhammad’s marriage with Aisha to modern cases of perverts abducting young girls and keeping them captive for years is quite stupid. At the same time, given that Muhammad married a nine-year-old girl, you ain’t never going to stop people from calling him a pedophile, and the idea of criminalizing that statement is wild beyond belief.

Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 20, 2011 09:23 AM | Send

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