February 13, 2016

"Blasphemy": Denmark fines citizen for Facebook post that was critical of Islam

Victor LaszloRebel Commentator
 

Blasphemy is a crime in Denmark, along with "racism." Fines are crafted so as to be nearly impossible to appeal.

In this most recent case, the original Danish news item was translated by Liberty DK for Gates of Vienna:

“…The ideology of Islam is every bit as loathsome, nauseating, oppressive and dehumanizing as Nazism. The massive immigration of Islamists into Denmark is the most devastating event Danish society has suffered in recent historical times.”

Thursday morning these words cost Flemming Nielsen 1,600 kroner. He was sentenced to four day-fines of 400 kroner for violating the Penal Code §266b paragraph 1, also called the racism paragraph. This is from a judgment rendered by a Court in Elsinore.

The accused, Flemming Nielsen, had written the words on Facebook in late November 2013.

Tania Groth of PEGIDA Denmark explains a bit about this particular "thought crime" and how many right minded people got together and raised the money for Nielsen's fine, as well as plans to force an appeal:

The fact that blasphemy laws are suddenly appearing or being enforced for the first time in centuries clearly seems to be a direct function of Islamic influence in the West.

But is it also a consequence of UN resolution 16/18? Or possibly President Obama's CVE? A great deal more on that to come.

For the moment, it's obvious that some speech and thoughts are now crimes in formerly free countries, and violations are being prosecuted in a fairly arbitrary manner against formerly free citizens -- but pretty much only when it comes to criticism of Islam.

And once the precedent is established in the form of fines, there really is no obstacle to moving up the punitive ladder from fines to prisons, or the more politically correct "reeducation camps."

As to the truth of Flemming's comparison, it really shouldn't matter. The definition of freedom of speech is the freedom to hold opinions that go against the interests of other people, and being able to persuade others of your point of view.

However, some studies show that Hitler's Mein Kampf includes fewer references to genocidal anti-semitism than do Islamic scripture.

 

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commented 2016-02-16 02:16:51 -0500
JAY KELLY – not to mention Lego and all the troubling permutations that’s caused over the years. Godless Danes!
commented 2016-02-16 00:01:35 -0500
During the last federal election people heaped scorn on the Conservative Party for promoting a snitch line so citizens could report “Barbaric cultural practices” of Danish and other minorities living in Canada. Only now are we coming o know how insidious the Danes can be, with their practise of eating raw ground beef, their secret language that not even Germans can understand, and their highly secretive and gender-specific ‘exchange of socks’.
By the way, a lot of these Danish are based in Calgary.
commented 2016-02-15 20:17:06 -0500
This is the future of Canada.
commented 2016-02-15 01:00:57 -0500
Agreed Robert Sean is not worth responding to anymore.
commented 2016-02-15 00:59:42 -0500
Sean Penson the war would not have happened had we acted and not appeased Hitler you idiot. And the use of the a-bomb prevented more deaths moron.
commented 2016-02-14 19:51:10 -0500
Who’s Sean? Is he the guy that wants to visit a Muslim country naked?
commented 2016-02-14 19:49:00 -0500
Josh S, yes those allied bombing raids over Japan and Germany accomplished millions of deaths, didn’t it! There shouldn’t have been a war to begin with
commented 2016-02-14 19:44:24 -0500
Josh, yes the Allied bombings of Germany did lots didn’t it! Millions of Germans killed, and Canada was party to it. There should never have been a war in the first place
commented 2016-02-14 17:31:46 -0500
Don’t even respond to Sean’s posts. He’s a troll and a moronic one at that. The level of discourse is that of an 11 year old. The brain power isn’t even there to be a “good” at trolling. Look at the language, the sentence structure.
commented 2016-02-14 13:38:22 -0500
I was just laughing at Sean Penson’s response to this issue. Yes because everyone know’s that we dealt with the Nazi’s the same way right Sean? We made them feel included and accommodated too, right up until they began tearing across Europe and either killing or enslaving anyone in their way, much like how Islam is operating today. You sir are proof that somewhere a village is being cruelly deprived of their idiot.
commented 2016-02-14 12:16:51 -0500
Pc police hard at work in europistan. Soon the liberal pussies will stifle our freedom of speech too. Unless of course your a muslim.
commented 2016-02-14 11:24:10 -0500
@ Richard Neufeld
good thing I do not have facebook or twitter accounts then. SJW’s have shit those places up real fast.
I am just exercising my limited right to free-speech before it is totally gone.
and it felt good.
commented 2016-02-14 10:58:47 -0500
criticize islam and you get censored.
criticize white christian males and you get funding.
commented 2016-02-14 09:24:11 -0500
Denmark ought to remember the liberation of their country during the second world war.
commented 2016-02-14 09:14:58 -0500
How about none of us respond to any of “Sean Penson’s” comments. Ever! Nothing drives one of these trolls more nuts than being ignored. Thanks…………..
commented 2016-02-14 08:13:59 -0500
“… and so they lived, delighting in their own devices, and feared no assault, nor wrath, nor any end of their wickedness.” - Tolkien
commented 2016-02-14 06:18:11 -0500
Hopefully the Donald will nuke them off the face of the earth.
commented 2016-02-14 02:04:42 -0500
It should be illegal to insult Islam, or upset Islamic people in any manner. Why? We should not do anything that may be used against us, in a retaliatory manner; i.e.,we do not want to upset Muslims, and hurt their feelings. We should make them feel accommodated, thus not allowing anything bad to happen to us.
commented 2016-02-13 23:46:08 -0500
If Trudeau gets his way this will come to Canada. Wait for the RCMP, the handmaiden of the Liberal Party, showing up at doors of people who dare to blaspheme.
commented 2016-02-13 23:34:40 -0500
Acuuna, if you said that in Germany or some other nations you would have your facebook/twitter account closed and have to face police and social workers. You are no doubt a menace to society. I hope that by the end of the Trudeau era a person will be able to say something like that without facing prosecution in Canada, whether one agrees with it or not.
commented 2016-02-13 21:34:52 -0500
I can only hope I will so much happier after I am sent for reeducation under the book 1984 and I learn not to speak out or ever think again. What a fool was I to read “I doubt, therefore I think, therefore I am.”
commented 2016-02-13 21:05:05 -0500
I’m sure our courts will start enforcing Sharia Law as well on all Canadians any day now.
commented 2016-02-13 20:42:14 -0500
This is really ridiculous because all religions disagree with other religions. To disagree is to not respect the conclusions of other people’s beliefs regardless of whether you like or dislike the individuals. To disrespect can be considered mocking especially if the person who feels disrespected feels you distorted their beliefs. So when a Muslim says Jesus was not God or the West is the great Satan, would they not also fall into the same classification as blasphemy?
commented 2016-02-13 19:44:45 -0500
FIGHT BACK.
Go to…… http://www.mail.com ……and start a new email account, it is free, then contact … horationelson@myself.com …Let Us get organized.
commented 2016-02-13 18:21:26 -0500
islam sucks.
bunch of pedophiles…