- Posted by Amy Mek
- On August 23, 2019
- 2 Comments
- Austria, Blasphemy Laws, Free Speech
“Who does it fall upon to speak out against threats like sharia law? In many places politicians, the media establishment and educational institutions have failed to protect their societies.
In Austria, this responsibility has been shouldered by Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff. Her father was a diplomat and she herself worked for years in foreign embassies. She got an intimate understanding of Islamic doctrines while living and working in Kuwait and Libya.
When she returned to Vienna, she decided to begin educating her fellow Austrians about the true nature of Islam and Sharia law. Elisabeth had been giving seminars for a few years when, in 2010, she ran into legal trouble. She was charged with “inciting hatred.” Then, at the discretion of the judge, a second charge was added: “denigration of religious beliefs of a legally recognized religion.”