A middle school teacher in the Austrian city of Bregenz is facing criminal charges for calling Islam’s Muhammad a “child molester.”
VOL reports that the Bregenz teacher described Mohammed, the founder of Islam, as a child molester to her students. After school officials heard this, they forwarded an official complaint to the Vorarlberg prosecutors office.
Vorarlberg Provincial Councillor Dr. Bernadette Mennel confirmed that the teacher was facing criminal charges, saying “there is an allegation against the teacher.” She added, “such statements are unacceptable,” but said no judgments would be made until the prosecutor fully investigated the case and determined the legitimacy of the claim.
However, stating this in any Islamic country will result in the death penalty according to Islamic blasphemy laws, which criminalize “offensive speech” against the Qur’an, Allah, and Muhammad. Seventy percent of Middle Eastern and North African countries, 31 percent of countries in the Americas, and 16 percent of European countries criminalize blasphemy.
While the word “blasphemy” is not written in the Qur’an, blasphemous acts and the punishment they deserve are defined. Any “offensive” speech against Islam is illegal, which is why unarmed civilians are consistently murdered.
But Austria is not an Islamic country. Factually stating that a middle-aged man married a six year-old and had sexual intercourse with her when she was 9 years old, and until she was 18 years old, describes the act of a pedophile and child molester. This is illegal in Austria. It is illegal in most of the Western world. Teachers are expected to teach facts and to protect children. Yet in Austria, this teacher is being punished for doing both.
Sadly, this Austrian teacher is the latest among those already being prosecuted for speaking the truth about Islam. PEGIDA founder Lutz Bachmann is one; Tommy Robinson who founded the English Defense League, is another. They are more well-known, but there are many more less well known Europeans speaking out, and instead are being punished for wanting to protect themselves and their families and neighbors.