In my introduction to Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff’s thoughts about her upcoming trial, I mentioned a number of people who have been threatened with charges, charged, arrest, tried, or convicted because of their writings or artwork about Islam. In addition to Elisabeth, I listed all the other officially persecuted Islam-critics in the “free” world whose names I could remember off the top of my head:
|Tomashot:||A Finnish blogger, who was convicted and fined under “hate speech” laws for his writings about Muslims.|
|Jussi Halla-aho:||A Finnish writer and Helsinki city councilman who was convicted and fined for a similar offense.|
|Dahn Pettersson:||A local politician in Sweden who was convicted and fined for saying that the vast majority of heroin trafficking in Northern Europe was controlled by Muslims from Kosovo.|
|Gregorius Nekschot:||A Dutch cartoonist who was threatened with a criminal charge and public exposure for his “insulting” cartoons depicting Muslims and immigrants.|
|Paul Belien:||The Flemish author and blogger who was summoned to the police station more than once for his writings about immigrants.|
|Bart Debie:||A member of Vlaams Belang who was convicted and sentenced to house arrest for a “racist” brochure created by his subordinates when he was a police officer.|
|Geert Wilders:||The leader of the PVV, who needs no introduction here. He has been (mis)tried previously in Amsterdam, and will go on trial again on February 7th.|
|Jesper Langballe:||A Dane who pleaded guilty last month to a “hate speech” charge.|
|Lars Hedegaard:||A Danish writer and historian who is accused of “racism” for describing the overwhelming incidence of family rape among Muslim immigrants in Denmark. He goes on trial January 24.|
|Tommy Robinson:||The EDL leader who faces a Section Four charge for a “religiously aggravated” public order offense.|
|Guramit Singh:||The EDL spokesman, who faces similar charges.|
|Mark Steyn:||The Canadian writer who was brought before a Human Rights Commission for his writings about Islam.|
|Ezra Levant:||The Canadian publisher who was also brought up on a HRC charge, in this case for publishing the Mohammed Cartoons in his magazine.|
Those were all the persecuted people I could remember without doing any research. I know there are many others, and a reader chided me for leaving out Nick Griffin, the BNP leader — I wasn’t aware that he had been brought up on charges.
I do know, however, that there are at least two other persecuted dissidents in Finland, one in Sweden, one in Denmark, one in France, one in Belgium, and God knows how many more in the UK. There may be others in Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, etc., for all I know.
All the discussion in the comments has prompted me to start another project: The Roster of the Silenced.
There are far too many persecuted dissidents now for me to remember or keep track of. As a result, I’m calling on the distributed intelligence of our readers: please send me examples of people have experienced oppression under the legal systems of Western countries for their stated opinions about Islam.
We’ll need well-defined criteria for inclusion in the roster. In order to be considered Silenced, the victim must have been:
|4.||Notified of a possible charge|
|5.||Subject to state administrative action, such as the denial or cancellation of a business license|
|6.||Or some combination of #1 through #5|
The charge(s) must have been for:
|1.||“Incitement to racial or religious hatred”|
|2.||A “racially or religiously aggravated public order offence”|
|3.||“Insulting a religion”|
|4.||“Incitement against an ethnic group” (hets mot folkgrupp in Sweden and Finland)|
|5.||Or another similarly-worded “hate speech” charge|
|1.||Making statements (in print, or verbally in person, on radio, on television, or on the internet)|
|5.||Symbolic public actions, such as burning a Koran or displaying a Mohammed cartoon on a sign|
The cited actions must have concerned:
|3.||The Koran or other Islamic scripture|
|5.||The religious practices of Muslims|
|6.||Or some combination of #1 through #6|
These events must have occurred in one of the Western democracies, which may be said to include:
|1.||All members of the European Union, plus Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland|
|3.||The United States|
Or, in full:
To make this project work, I need readers to stay within the above criteria, otherwise the list will become unmanageably large. As it is, I suspect there may well be more than a hundred names on it before we are done.
I’ll store the information in a database and create new versions of the roster from time to time. If possible, I would like to include:
- Name of the silenced person
- Date of the “offense”, charge, or conviction
- Description of the offense, including a citation of the relevant statute if necessary
- A brief anecdotal account to add context
The result will be the equivalent of the roster of names on a war memorial. Although none of them has died for the cause (yet), these heroes may nonetheless be considered martyred by the dhimmified legal systems in our countries. And I mean the proper sort of martyr, namely someone who sacrifices himself for the good of his comrades or his country, and not the baby-murdering shahids of Islam.
Call them Counter-Shahids.
If you know of any potential names for the list, please send them to gatesofvienna (at) chromatism (dot) net.
This is yet another group effort: The Roster of the Silenced.