Mr. Steyn is excellent in this speech. Truly excellent and should be heard by all.
The self titled, ‘Anti-fascists’ in Denmark, a defacto fascist group that uses intimidation, violence, deception and the tools of cultural Marxism, have promised to take out their anger at the recent election results in Denmark on the few classical liberals that have the courage to stand up in public and expose islam and leftism for the pernicious and totalitarian influence they are. This collection of far left wing extremists and religious muslims may cause a fair amount of trouble at today’s demonstration by For Freedom in Denmark.
This is an original translation by Liberty Dk.
(EMD is a Danish acronym for Human Rights Court)
When the Danish media have finished digesting the election, they should probably look at the new European Human Rights Court’s (ECHR) ruling Delphi v. Estonia (16/6 2015) which could potentially have far-reaching consequences for the online platforms of commercial news media. The verdict states that a popular Estonian commercial news portal is held legally responsible for its users’ (including anonymous ones) defamation, “hate speech” and (very abstract) encouragement to violence in comments and news articles. This applies even if the portal removed said comments upon legal request, and even if on the comments page there was a notice-and-take-down system where offensive comments could be reported, just as comments that contain coarse and vulgar words would automatically be caught by a spam filter. The internet portal even had guidelines prohibiting certain forms of offensive comments. EMD stated in Section 110 which principles are at stake and which considerations that must be weighed in:
The Court notes at the outset that user-generated expressive activity on the Internet provides an unprecedented platform for the exercise of freedom of expression… However, alongside these benefits, certain dangers may also arise. Defamatory and other types of clearly unlawful speech, including hate speech and speech inciting violence, can be disseminated as never before, worldwide, in a matter of seconds, and sometimes remain persistently available online. These two conflicting realities lie at the heart of this case. Bearing in mind the need to protect the values underlying the Convention, and considering that the rights under Article 10 and 8 of the Convention deserve equal respect, a balance must be struck that retains the essence of both rights. Thus, while the Court acknowledges that important benefits can be derived from the Internet in the exercise of freedom of expression, it is also mindful that liability for defamatory or other types of unlawful speech must, in principle, be retained and constitute an effective remedy for violations of individual rights.
In paragraph 115 the EMD furthermore restricted the verdict’s reach in relation to other non-commercial actors:
Consequently, the Court considers that the case concerns the “duties and responsibilities” of Internet news portals, under Article 10 § 2 of the Convention, when they provide for economic purposes a platform for user-generated comments on previously published content and some users — whether identified or anonymous — engage in clearly unlawful speech, which infringes the individual rights of others and amounts to hate speech and incitement to violence against them. The Court emphasises that the present case relates to a large professionally managed Internet news portal run on a commercial basis which published news articles of its own and invited its readers to comment on them.
This just in. The Danish equivalent of Geert Wilders’ party, the People’s Freedom Party in the Netherlands, called the DPP, is now, with 95% of the votes counted, the second largest political party in Denmark.
This is a huge victory and means a lot of important things, not the least of which is that its possible this all can be turned around in the democratic way.
Thank you Henrik and Liberty DK for keeping us informed at VladTepesBlog
Initially we had posted a video downloaded from the live stream provided via Bambuser, where the audio and video were marginal at best. With considerable work the audio was improved but the drop-outs and distortions were not fixable so it was still a chore to listen to. Now at last someone has published a decent quality one which is highly listenable. Thanks Liberty for the heads up on this.
H/T Liberty Dk
An event with over a hundred thousand people and many elected reps from Denmark and across Europe. Geert is scheduled for 30 mins from now, 7:00 AM ET.
This should be the direct link to the broadcast if the embed doesn’t work.
This clip is rumored to be infuriating Danes and understandably so. It is not dissimilar to the Mullah Krakar interview of a few months ago in Norway that commanded nearly as much attention as it should have, relatively speaking of course.
The interviewer was also pretty sophisticated I thought which is unusual on this subject. Even American TV talking heads seldom know what to ask and are usually used as tools by these people. Even so, the question could have been asked if the muslims wanted to impose their own system on all danes, which would be a non-subtle difference to the other examples the salafist kept referring to, where they wished the right under democracy of non-participation. Muslims do not seek this. They feel it is their obligation to obliterate democracy and impose islamic rule. This interview doesn’t quite manage to express this truth but does lean that way.
Thank you Liberty Dk for the translation.
This video was done on Danish Constitution day, Friday June 5 – 2015
Here are segments of tonight’s Late Night Counsell from AM radio CFRA after the show host was made aware of the Free Speech event planned for Parliament hill tonight. Emails and callers including the woman, Alexandra, who organized the event called in to discuss it. Show host John Counsell was very good on the issue.
Earlier today, Vlad Tepes posted an article about a gathering for irreverent religious drawings to take place in Bornholm Denmark. The mayor of that town has now said that no drawings of mohamed should be shown at this meeting as of 1:30 AM ET. So early morning in Denmark.
Liberty Dk translated this article from the Danish press for us:
The peoples meeting must be held with words and arguments, not with deeply provocative drawings.
So says Mayor of Bornholm Regional Municipality, Winni Grosbøll (S), who flatly refuses to let the works from the recent “Draw the Prophet Mohammed” competition by American Islam critic Pamela Geller be exhibited at the political festival.
“The people’s meeting is about words and arguments. The drawings would completely short-circuit the debate. There is no reason to do that, and you can easily have discussions without doing it with pictures and drawings” she says, calling it an unnecessary provocation:
“They do not belong here. They will have to find a gallery or an art exhibition that will show that sort of stuff” she says.
It is the organizations “Stop the Islamisation of Denmark” (SIAD) and “Free Denmark”, who are organizing the political “Progress Party” tent at the public meeting who wanted to include the drawings. Anders Gravers Pedersen, the head of SIAD, explains that they had intended to exhibit the drawings from Islam critic Pamela Geller’s competition. The competition was the victim of an attack in early May.
Two armed assassins who were self-proclaimed Islamists, allegedly linked to the Islamic State, were shot and killed as they tried to penetrate the arrangement in Garland, Texas.
Pamela Geller is known as a very vocal critic of Islam. She has, amongst other things, fought against the building of an Islamic cultural center near Ground Zero in New York. She has also accused President Barack Obama of being a secret Muslim who wants to destroy the United States.
The “For Freedom” (Pegida) demonstration went very well this evening in Copenhagen. We had been promised extra police and they delivered. Riot-gear, dogs (which, however, I only heard in the distance) and vigilance. They did a good job keeping the fascistic anti-fascists far away from us so that nobody was bothered or harmed. There was good humor, and best of all, we are growing in number. I saw quite a few new faces amongst the old “regulars”, which bodes well for future demonstrations.
Now that we are live-streamed, people can see with their own eyes that not only are we well-protected but also that we are very normal, very peaceful people of all ages who are demonstrating for a good purpose. The difference between us and the fascist left is therefore glaringly obvious. Furthermore, Live-streaming and video have the added benefit that any press that might be present will have a hard time slanting the story or insinuating that we are the aggressors. Pictures can be misconstrued, but video streaming not so easily.
Next Monday we will be very pleased to host Mona Walter, an ex-Muslim who lives in Sweden (the Swedish version of Ayaan Hirsi Ali), who will give a speech at our demonstration.
Police now are wearing their full battle uniforms, preparing to take on the extremists. It’s a first for all the walks.