Donate to support Lars Hedegaards fight for free speech.
Lars Hedegaard has been fined 5,000 kr. (660 euros / 1,000 dollars) after the Danish section 266b – the so-called racism clause – for saying the following phrase: “Girls in Muslim families are raped by their uncles, their cousins or their dad.”
What matters is not whether Hedegaard is right in his statements about Muslims, but that he is being punished for them. The Danish legislation and the court’s attack on Lars Hedegaard’s speech is an attack on everyone’s free speech! We are all Lars Hedegaard, in this case.
To show our contempt for the courts decission, section 266b and to highlight we ordinary citizens’ willingness to protect freedom of speech, we collect the 5,000 kroner to Lars Hedegaard.
Politicians and the courts should know that we Danes are united in our effort to protect freedom of speech. As the French philosopher and defender of free speech Voltaire said: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
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If we have collected more than 5,000 kr., the money will continue to go to Lars Hedegaard, who need help to pursue the appeal from either the Supreme Court or the European Court of Human Rights. Should there still be money left, they will be donated to the Free Speech Society (earlier the plan was to give the money to the Kurt Westergaard’s fund to support free speech The Westergaard Foundation, but their initiative is still not online. Questions concerning this change: email@example.com).
The initiative for this gathering is conducted by Nicolai Sennels, and approved by Lars Hedegaard. There are no costs associated with the collection and 100 % of all donations goes directly to Lars Hedegaards fine and expences to his lawyer (the rest will go to the Free Speech Society).