A victory for the Jihad Watch Woman of the Year (and next year, too), Ayaan Hirsi Ali. From Expatica, with thanks to Filtrat and RB:
AMSTERDAM – The Hague Court refused to censor MP Ayaan Hirsi Ali on Tuesday, dismissing a court challenge to her criticism of the Islam faith and a planned sequel to her controversial film “Submission”.
The ruling comes after several Muslims took legal action against the Liberal VVD MP in a bid to prevent her from making what they believe to be insulting, offensive or blasphemous remarks against the Islamic faith.
They also demanded the court block a sequel to the film Submission, which accused the Islam faith of endorsing domestic violence.
Hirsi Ali made the film in co-operation with Theo van Gogh. The 10-minute documentary is believed to have played a key role in the filmmaker’s murder at the hands of a suspected Islamic militant last November.
But the court in The Hague ruled on Tuesday there are insufficient grounds to ban a follow-up film, asserting that Hirsi Ali has not acted illegally with her statements. The court did accuse the MP though of testing the bounds of what is acceptable….
He also said Hirsi Ali is repeatedly asserting that the Islam faith is
dangerous “without making a distinction between fundamentalist Islam and Islam in general“. Moszkowicz demanded an end to such sweeping statements….
All right, Moszkowicz. Tell me, please: does Qur’an 4:34, which tells men to beat their disobedient wives, belong to “fundamentalist Islam” or “Islam in general”? A cursory look at the Amnesty International reports for the Islamic world will show that it seems to be taken seriously by men all across those regions.
Hirsi Ali has in the past labelled Islam a backward culture, condemning also its oppression of women under Islam. “For me, it is all about a battle of opinions through peaceful means: words against words. I am not out to hurt or offend people with different beliefs,” she was quoted saying earlier this year.
Warm congratulations from Jihad Watch, Ms. Hirsi Ali.