“Europe must increase its efforts to integrate Muslims and eradicate religious hate speech, Muslim World League (MWL) chief Mohammed al-Issa has declared.”
“We believe that European countries… need to enhance national assimilation programmes and criminalise hatred and contempt for adherents of religions because this threatens the safety of the community,” he said.
Widely regarded as a promoter of the [Saudi] Kingdom’s fundamentalist Wahhabi ideology, which critics allege is the basis for jihadi violence across the globe, the MWL is very active in nations of Europe which have a large number of Muslim residents, such as Britain and France.” The MWL also promotes Islamic religious observance, propagates its brand of Islam, and promotes global solidarity among Muslims.
“Al-Issa said the MWL is pouring all of its resources into fighting “the extremism wrongly labelled as Islam, and the opposite extremism known as Islamophobia,” both of which he labeled ‘evil forces, which threaten the global safety of humanity.”
“But critics say that the teachings at MWL-controlled mosques promote hatred, with the Belgian government just last month terminating Saudi Arabia’s 50-year lease of the country’s oldest mosque, which was accused of promulgating a strain of Islam suspected of ‘playing a very significant role in violent radicalism.’”
“Concerns about the mosque, which is situated less than half a mile from the European Commission headquarters, grew after Islamic fundamentalists carried out a string of jihadi terror attacks in Belgium, including bombings at Brussels airport and a city metro station in 2016 that claimed 32 lives.
Freedom of speech, particularly religious speech is crucial to a free society and freedom of religion. Islamic fundamentalism is demanding that hate speech, which has a very fluid definition, be outlawed. Such a ban would be applied, no doubt, very broadly, and would certainly affect the ability of those who teach the three angel’s messages of Revelation 14 and other teachings of the Bible.
Islam has often been used to limit rights and freedoms in modern times, namely in the “war on terror.” This however turns that concept on its head. Now Islam is demanding accommodation in the form of special protection so that Muslims will not be offended and resort to violence. Freedom of speech is one of the protections of religious liberty. Removing freedom of speech in religious matters will also remove freedom of religion.
Jesus said, “Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” Matthew 10:34.