Today’s guest on DISSENT TV is Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff.
Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff is an Austrian mother devoted to the preservation of freedom of speech. A diplomat’s daughter, she was a child in Iran during the Islamic Revolution of 1979, and later lived in Iraq, Kuwait, and Libya. During the 1990 invasion of Kuwait by Iraq, she was among the Austrian citizens who were held hostage.
Elizabeth subsequently worked as assistant to the Vice Chancellor of the Republic of Austria, at the Austrian Embassy Kuwait and the Austrian Embassy Tripoli, Libya.
She recently published her book “Truth Was My Crime – A Life fighting For Freedom”, which details her decade of fighting for her right to free speech.
Watch our full interview with Elizabeth [which begins at the 4:21 mark].
Elisabeth will return to the United States in February until March of 2024 and can be booked for speaking engagements. If you wish to have Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff as a guest speaker please contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff is a woman caught up in extraordinary times.
She has been hectored, vilified, persecuted and prosecuted for the grave offense of telling the truth about Mohammed and his “marriage” to a very young child as related in Islamic sacred literature.
Her case has exposed the grave danger to freedom of speech (and thus, freedom of thought itself) in Europe.
She fought bravely in the legal arena through the Austrian courts and on to the European Court of Human Rights to defend her freedom (and by extension the rights of all Europeans), to freely voice her opinion.
In Europe, human rights are no longer thought to be intrinsic to the individual as a gift given by God, but are rather thought to be a gift of the state, which can be limited and revoked at will. This is a dangerous development and it has already made its way to America.
The book, which is an updated, revised version of her 2019 book The Truth is No Defense, begins by relating Elisabeth’s life’s odyssey, living in a number of Muslim countries even as a young child. Her father served in the Austrian diplomatic corps. She was living in Iran when the Islamic Revolution broke out.
Later, she too followed the path of diplomatic service and gained extensive experience working in the Muslim world. She was living in Kuwait when Saddam Hussein invaded. Elisabeth knows whereof she speaks.
Her book serves as a warning call, because she believes that there are many Americans willing to preserve their God-given right to free speech and because there is still still enough freedom in America to fight for freedom. Freedom of expression the basis for all freedom. There is no other freedom without it.
A key quote from the book:
The appeals court verdict is interesting, but even more shocking that the first guilty verdict. The judge explained that while it is certainly within the law to say that “Mohammed had sex with a 9-year-old,” calling this spade a spade is considered “excessive” and thus “denigrating.” Imagine that you were no longer allowed to call a murderer “heinous” because you might be convicted of having an “excessive” opinion as a result.
To read more about Elisabeth’s fight for freedom of expression in the Austrian and European justice systems, get the full book at Amazon.com. It is available in paperback and Kindle formats.
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