EuropeNews 1 January 2012
Professor Erik Anners, a Swedish historian of law, compares the legal profession to engineering and believes that law is the engineering of society. European legal history contains traces of both Greek and Mosaic law, which themselves carried some impressions of earlier civilizations, especially that of Mesopotamia. But European law was formed during the Middle Ages in a meeting between Roman law and other, especially Germanic, customs.
On this week's special episode of Stakelbeck on Terror: a panel of experts examine the Muslim Brotherhood's growing power in 2011:
Those seem to be the favorite pastimes of military police and Salafist mobs in downtown Cairo these days.
Many thanks to Bear for the translation, and to Vlad Tepes for the subtitling:
CatholicCulture.org: Pray. Think. Act. 28 December 2011
By Dr. Jeff Mirus
In February of this year, an Austrian teacher, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, was found guilty of "denigration of religious beliefs of a legally recognized religion” because, during a seminar course on Islam, she stated that "Muhammed had a thing for little girls.” Sabaditsch-Wolff’s conviction was appealed, but it was upheld earlier this month.
Egypt: Salafist party forms constitutional committee, says Sharia's "provisions," not just "principles" will be present in...
EuropeNews 25 Dec 2011
By Henrik R. Clausen
While I was working on a polite essay ”What is 'denigration', really?”, events overtook the intended polite and analytical approach. At an Austrian court, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff had her conviction for ”Denigrating the teachings of a recognized religion” upheld. The court deemed that her uttering ”an excess of opinion” about Muhammad having sex with minors, and that doing so was subject to a fine of 480 euros, alternatively 60 days in jail.