Saturday, August 9, 2014

Christine Tasin Convicted of Sacrilege Against Islam

Last year, during a confrontation with a Muslim bully on the street in Belfort, Ms. Tasin stood her ground. She acknowledged matter-of-factly that she was an Islamophobe, and told him, “L’Islam est une saloperie”, which is translated here as “Islam is crap”, and previously as “Islam is filth”.

Ms. Tasin was tried, convicted, and fined by a French court for those words. As she says in the video below, this means that a French court has applied sharia law, and has punished her for a crime not seen in France since the reign of Charles X (1824-1830).

She’s a gutsy woman, and she’s going to appeal her conviction all the way to the European Court of Human Rights, if necessary. I don’t have a link to any legal defense fund for her, but those who can read French may be able to find one at the R├ęsistance R├ępublicaine website.

Many thanks to Oz-Rita for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:

Translation of the fixed text on the screen:
Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights from 1948:
Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.
Video transcript:

00:00 In France there is at least one Islamic Court.
00:04 It is the Court of Belfort. The judges of Belfort
00:08 have just applied Sharia in France.
00:12 They have decided to apply Article 22 of the
00:16 Cairo Declaration on Human Rights in Islam,
00:20 that is, Freedom of Expression is
00:24 granted within the limits of Sharia. The judges of Belfort
00:28 have just sentenced me to a fine of €3,000
00:32 (€1500 suspended) for saying that ‘Islam is
00:36 crap’. It is evident that with this
00:40 they are restoring the criminal offence of blasphemy.
00:44 Even better: they restore the crime of sacrilege,
00:48 which was used for the last time in France under the reign of
00:52 Charles X. We are in an unbelievable regression,
00:56 an unbelievable barbarism linked to Islam,
01:00 because let’s remember it is only everything
01:04 concerning Islam which has such consequences.
01:08 Everyone can say that Christianity is
01:12 crap, that Buddhism is crap; no-one
01:16 will find themselves in court. In France
01:20 one cannot say that Islam is crap. 13 years ago
01:24 Houellebecq was acquitted for saying that Islam was the
01:28 most idiotic religion. In 13 years we have regressed
01:32 to find ourselves in the era of Mohammed.
01:36 All this at the very moment where they sell Christian
01:40 girls and women in Iraq, in the name of Islam.
01:44 They sell them as slaves in the name of Islam. And they want to condemn me
01:48 because I say that Islam is crap? All this at the very moment
01:53 where the Islamists of Boko Haram kidnap
01:57 little girls, force them to ‘marry’ and make them slaves in the name of Islam.
02:01 And one wants to forbid me to say that
02:05 Islam is crap? The fact of the matter
02:09 is that Islam is indeed a gigantic pile of crap!
02:13 who could doubt it, seeing the examples I have
02:17 just cited, and God knows they are legion. In the name of Islam
02:21 they cut throats all over the world. In the name of Islam they kill.
02:25 It seems that Muslim associations,
02:29 instead of filing complaints against me, should
02:33 fight so that Islam is not all that,
02:37 and not to prevent me from expressing my concern,
02:41 the danger to me and my refusal of this barbarism.
02:45 So it is obvious that I will appeal. One cannot
02:49 accept that in FRANCE one is condemned for saying
02:53 that Islam is crap. This would mean that
02:57 this judgement would create a precedent and that freedom of
03:01 of expression would be dead for everyone from then on in this country.
03:05 Of course we count on you
03:09 friends, supporters, militants,
03:13 and friends of human rights to help us in this second battle
03:17 Please send your donations to “Resistance Republicaine”
03:21 Thank you everyone.

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