Standing up for European values

EuropeNews 5 February 2012

Back in May 27th 2006, the now-defunct movement ”Voice for Europe” held a demonstration in Klosterneuburg, Wien, Austria, standing for European values and against reckless expansion of the European Union. The demonstration was held at an inofficial meeting for the EU foreign ministers, originally meant to revive the Constitution Treaty recently killed off by referenda in France and Netherlands. Læs resten

Tobinskat: Den forkerte løsning på det forkerte problem

Tobinskatten er endnu et kikset forsøg på at løse tidens problemer… Det vil jeg uddybe, men først det vigtige:

Færre og mindre skatter, tak!

Om det er den ene eller den anden skat betyder egentlig ikke så meget.

Med det vigtiste overstået, tilbage til kritik af algoritmehandler, Tobinskat og den slags. Det er egentlig som bølger på havet – for at forstå dem må man forstå det hav, de findes på: Læs resten

Denigrating Religious Stupidity

EuropeNews 25 Dec 2011

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. Læs resten

No Tolerance for Intolerance

EuropeNews 28 November 2011

EuropeNews has now reached 50.000 posts, marking more than four years of uninterrupted service in basically the same form as we started

The fundamental aim of EuropeNews remains the same as well, namely providing a compact overview of news that matter. Also unchanged is our slogan:

“No Tolerance for Intolerance – No Apology for Being Free”. Læs resten

Video: Has the OSCE Succumbed to Shariah?

An Interview with Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff

New English Review 17 November 2011
By Jerry Gordon, video by Henrik R. Clausen

As 2011 draws to a close, a constellation of events, in the Middle East, Europe and the US have thrust certain doctrinal precepts of Islam which endanger basic Western values such as freedom of speech, into public debate. Terms like Shariah, blasphemy and Islamophobia have entered the mainstream largely at the insistence of the Saudi-based 56-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). Bat Ye’or has described this organization in her recent book as the focal point of a rising world-wide Caliphate. Læs resten

OSCE: The murky waters of political correctness

EuropeNews 12 November 2011

One of the recurring themes of the current intellectual elite is the battle against racism and xenophobia. This is rooted in the atrocities of the Second World War, the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and the UN Convention for Ending all forms of Racism and Discrimination (CERD). There is a broad push to teach everyone about racism and xenophobia, and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is at the heart of this effort.

The Vienna offices of OSCE at Hofburg, Vienna Læs resten

OSCE Vienna: When good intentions go bad

EuropeNews 11 November 2011

Henrik Ræder Clausen from EuropeNews represented the International Civil Liberties Alliance (ICLA) in Vienna at the first day of the OSCE’s Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on Prevention of Racism, Xenophobia and Hate Crimes Through Educational Awareness Raising Initiatives.

The paper below (pdf) was officially presented and registered for ICLA at the meeting. Læs resten

Video: Resisting Political Islam

Gates of Vienna 3 November 2011

In the video below from last summer, Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff is interviewed for Bürgerbewegung Pax Europa (Citizens’ Movement Pax Europa, BPE), the organization she represents when she attends meetings of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe. In it she talks about her OSCE work, and the “hate speech” case against her in Austria. Læs resten