Danish-Iranian artist convicted of racism – for speaking freely

English: No racism Lietuvių: Ne rasizmui

English: No racism Lietuvių: Ne rasizmui (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Danish-Iranian artist, Ms Firoozeh Bazrafkan, has recently been convicted of racism by a Danish high court. Racism is of course a very serious matter.

However, Ms Bazrafkan was convicted for criticising the culture and especially the religion of her native country, which is Islam. The following words were considered racist, words she wrote in a blog of a Danish newspaper:

“I am very convinced that Muslim men around the world rape, abuse and kill their daughters. This is, according to my understanding as a Danish-Iranian, due to a defective and inhumane culture – if you can even call it a culture at all. But you can say, I think, that it is a defective and inhumane religion whose textbook, the Koran, is more immoral, deplorable and crazy than manuals of the two other global religions combined.”

In spite of the verdict the Artist maintains her view, that it is her right as a human being to think, speak and express her opinions freely and to criticize whatever she so wishes, including Islam or any other religion for that matter.

It seems a bit odd though, that the Artist was convicted of racism as one cannot really look upon Islam as a race. Or could one? Well, nowadays maybe in Denmark.

Obviously the Danish law-makers in the parliament have been influenced by Islam’s blasphemy laws under sharia. That is a really worrying sign for the free world.

For the full story – read here.