Teaching history in accordance with Western norms is evidently a criminal act in Austria.
A teacher in Austria will be charged for telling students Mohammed, the founder of Islam, was a child molester.Why do our laws have to suit the sensibilities of foreigners?
A middle school teacher in the Austrian city of Bregenz is facing criminal prosecution for her comments regarding the founder of Islam. Vorarlberg Provincial Councillor Dr. Bernadette Mennel confirmed that the teacher was facing a criminal complaint when she said, "yes, there is an allegation against the teacher," VOL reports.
It is alleged that the Bregenz teacher had described Mohammed, the prophet and founder of Islam, as a child molester in front of her students. Upon hearing the news the school forwarded the complaint to the Vorarlberg prosecutors office.
Currently the prosecution office has given no information about their investigation into the veracity of the claims against the teacher but if they find any truth to them there will likely be harsh consequences for the teacher.
Frau Mennel said, "such statements are unacceptable," but said she would hold off judgement until the state prosecutor was able fully to investigate the case and determine the legitimacy of the claim.
Remarks about Mohammed being a child molester refer to a marriage that occurred later in his life. Mohammed was married to a girl named Aisha who was only six years old at the time of their marriage, and only nine years old when they first had sexual relations. In today’s society anyone caught having sex with a nine year old girl would be arrested and called a paedophile.
Many who support Islam and Mohammed say that the context of the marriage is important. Experts says that during the Middle Ages it wasn’t uncommon for child brides to be married off for political purposes.
How many people are being thrown in prison in the Muslim world for insulting Christianity?
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