Thursday, February 23, 2006

The End of Free Speech In Europe

While I am not for insulting people's religion, this is downright scary. I am reminded of Islamic blasphemy laws.

DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - A German court on Thursday convicted a businessman of insulting Islam by printing the word "Koran" on toilet paper and offering it to mosques.

The 61-year-old man, identified only as Manfred van H., was given a one-year jail sentence, suspended for five years, and ordered to complete 300 hours of community service, a district court in the western German town of Luedinghausen ruled.