So EU citizens can no longer insult the Prophet Mohammed:
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled on Thursday that insulting Islam’s Prophet Mohammed is not covered by freedom of expression.
Defaming the Prophet “goes beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate” and “could stir up prejudice and put at risk religious peace,” the ruling stated.
Obviously that isn’t going to be applied to insulting Christian figures anytime soon. To the contrary, those few European countries that still have blasphemy on the books are fast doing away with it.
Here is how Talha says things might look like in a (real) Islamic state under sharia law:
If a Muslim clearly insults the Son of Mary or his mother (pbut), that could be considered grounds for apostasy – and the rules for apostasy would kick in. If the Muslim insults the saints of another religion, then that would fall under the rules of insulting the religious sensibilities of dhimmis (or non-Muslim citizens) and that is open – at least in the Hanafi school – for what kind of punishment the judge finds suitable – it could even be something creative like public service, say, cleaning the toilets at a church for a month. But there is no punishment per se for insulting a Christian saint in and of itself (unlike with Jesus and his blessed mother [pbut] – it is bad etiquette though.
For a Muslim to insult any of the Prophets (pbut) is considered the same. For a non-Muslim, the Hanafi school is flexible; it takes into account public benefit into the equation and (classically) the terms dictated by the dhimmi contract. You have to remember, a certain level of blasphemy is protected under the dhimmi contract, for instance Jews declaring Jesus and Muhammad (pbut) to be false and teaching it is assumed and protected, but they could easily be punished for going out and insulting or reviling them publicly.
While I support full freedom of speech, if there are to be free speech restrictions, I’d much rather it be of the sharia kind than the GloboHomo ECRH one, because that way at least the liberals get sent to jail too.
Incidentally, in Russia, people occasionally do go to jail for insulting Christianity as well as Islam.
Naturally, the Western MSM kicks up a huge fuss whenever the former happens. Equally naturally, it couldn’t care less about instances of the latter, be it in Russia or the EU. No wonder that more and more people hate them.