Now it’s Official: Europeans Can’t Criticize Islam by Bruce Bawer


The European Court of Human Rights has gone full dhimmi. The ECHR has totally capitulated to Islam. It has dealt a major blow to freedom of speech in Europe. At this point, indeed, the ECHR might as well be a sharia court. When it comes to voicing unpleasant truths about Islam, it can no longer be claimed with any legitimacy that Europeans under the jurisdiction of the ECHR - which is to say, every European except for the thousand-odd residents of the Vatican and the nine million inhabitants of Belarus - still enjoy freedom of expression. In one fell swoop, the ECHR has put an end to that. And some Americans wonder why Donald Trump is so determined to keep the United States out of the jurisdiction of international courts.