Editor of Austria’s Largest Paper Charged with ‘Hate Speech’ over Migrant Article

Editor of Austria’s Largest Paper Charged with ‘Hate Speech’ over Migrant Article, by Chris Tomlinson.

An editor of Austria’s largest paper, Kronen Zeitung, is to be tried for hate speech over a commentary he wrote about the migrant crisis last year.

On 25 October 2015, Christoph Biro wrote of the masses of migrants who were travelling through the Styrian countryside and remarked on the assaults and property damage committed by migrants, reports Kurier.

Calling the majority of the migrants “testosterone-driven Syrians”, Mr. Biro recounted the multiple reports of migrants carrying out, in his words, “extremely aggressive sexual assaults”.

He also detailed Afghan men had slashed the seats of the trains that were transporting them to Germany because they refused to sit where Christians had previously sat.

Surely he should be allowed to say such things? If they are not true, then the remedy is more speech pointing that out. This is simply the politically correct using the power of the state to silence and intimidate their opponents. Austria does not have a good record on left wing fanatics silencing people.