Austrian native Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff was charged with "denigration of religious beliefs of a legally recognized religion,” in 2010 as a result of a presentation about Islam she gave to the Freedom Education Institute in 2009. She was convicted according to the Austrian Criminal Code. She appealed the decision.
She will be in Tacoma, Washington, USA, talking about her experience in court, the limitations on free speech in Europe, and the consequences to the society there.
If you are near Tacoma, Washington, here is your chance to listen to this courageous freedom fighter in person. The details:
LOCATION: CHEERS Bar and Grill
11521 Bridgeport Way Lakewood WA
April 23, 2016
5:30 Dinner/6:30 Program
For more information, see the Pierce County ACT! for America chapter's website here or their Facebook page here.
A little background about her trial: Sabaditsch-Wolff gave a presentation in Austria, teaching some basic things about Islam. A magazine planted someone in her class to observe (and to make a formal accusation with the police) leading to the charges brought against her. Then the magazine published a story about her "hate school."
Sabaditsch-Wolff knows a lot about Islam. She's the daughter of a retired diplomat who spent parts of her childhood in Iran during the Khomeini Revolution. Later, she spent some time in Iraq and was employed at the Austrian embassies in Libya and Kuwait. In 1990, she and other Austrians were held hostage during the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait.
For more information about Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff, start here:
Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff Versus Sharia
Geert Wilders Publicly Supports Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
The Leading Edge of Freedom
Elisabeth's Trial Has Begun
An Interview With Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff