The political economist Frederic Bastiat tried to warn us – over 160 years ago – in his work “The Law” that there would be those who would wish to plunder our persons, liberty and property AND limit our ability to protect & defend ourselves by supplanting our natural rights with the laws of the their own aims. To affect this legal pillage, they would use (and change when necessary)the Laws of Government to allow the state to sanction common force against the individual . When the Government’s common force is perverted, the individual’s right to self-defense is set aside – set aside in favor of an another more preferred or favored group.
Now, it seems as if the radical Islamists and their willing dhimmis have taken a tactic from the plunderers playbook exposed in “The Law”- to use Government force in favor of Islam at the expense of all other ideologies. Yes, it is abundantly clear that according to the Koran, Islam is more than a theology it is a complex sociological and governmental life system whose ideology is incompatible with Western Civilization.
The startling thing about the article “Black Day for Austria” (not Australia as I first read) http://www.stonegateinstitute.org/2702/sabaditsch-wolff-appeal excerpted below …
An Austrian appellate court has upheld the conviction of Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, a Viennese housewife and anti-Jihad activist, for “denigrating religious beliefs” after giving a series of seminars about the dangers of radical Islam.
The December 20 ruling shows that while Judaism and Christianity can be disparaged with impunity in postmodern multicultural Austria, speaking the truth about Islam is subject to swift and hefty legal penalties.
Although the case has major implications for freedom of speech in Austria, as well as in Europe as a whole, it has received virtually no press coverage in the American mainstream media.
…is NOT the lack of press coverage; but, the complete lack of concern to where this long dark road really leads!
Lest there be any doubt, this road leads to a place where few in the western world could imagine today … a hole of intellectual darkness so vast and deep: that not only can women not drive – they have nothing unless it is deemed so by their husband, father or brother; where most men not only do not read or think, they are know only the 6346 verses of Koran; a place where technology does not function, instead it is magic that must be exorcized … a place so dark where what once was known slips back in to the unknowable, where enlightenment is obscure and heretics are beheaded.