In a chilling decision, the ECHR upheld a fine levied against an Austrian woman who called Muhammad a pedophile for his arranged marriage with a young girl while in his 50s. The court ruled that such views are not protected by free speech because they violate "the right of others to have their religious feelings protected." The decision confirms the near complete subjugation of free speech to religious and other views in society.
In 2009, the defendant held two seminars entitled "Basic Information on Islam," in which she compared Muhammad's marriage to a six-year-old girl, Aisha, to pedophilia.
Most accounts put Aisha's birth around late 613 or early 614. She was six or seven years old when she was married to Muhammad in Mecca and he consummated the marriage when she was reportedly ten. Muhammad was around 50 at the time.