Sweden: Hate Speech Just for Imams

Are some individuals receiving preferential treatment under Sweden’s “hate speech” laws? It seems that way.

Under the Swedish Penal Code, a person can be held responsible for incitement if a statement or representation made “threatens or disrespects an ethnic group or other such group of persons with regards to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religious belief or sexual orientation”.

In 2015, the imam at Halmstad mosque, Abu Muadh, said that homosexuality was a “virus” from which parents were obliged to protect their children.

The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights (RFSL) filed a legal complaint in October 2015. “[M]any people are listening [to the imam] and there is a risk that the opinions and other expressions of homophobia will spread among believers, as they attach great importance to their representatives’ words”, said Ulrika Westerlund, chairman of RFSL.

The Swedish legal establishment however, seemed entirely unconcerned; the imam was not prosecuted.

This is no different from Canada, the Imam at Masjid Toronto will not face charges for calling for murder, in fact he’s probably gained favour among our political and chattering classes.

Share
  • Hard Little Machine
    • Sweden is so much like Canada

      • Justin St.Denis

        I’m not certain Canadian women will prove to be QUITE AS STUPID as Swedish women. Swedish sheeple of both sexes are the result of decades of social conditioning and propaganda. This explained their very “low key” social presence when we toured there around 20 years ago. For example, my wife is shoe-crazy and buys at least two pairs of shoes whenever we visit a country. We have money, so (local) designer shoes tend to be what she looks for. Until Sweden. To her shock, there were no women shoes in Sweden which were not available virtually everywhere. In discovering this, my wife also discovered that Sweden did not have a single pair of women’s shoes that cost more than $80. Trust me, she even ASKED to try on “something designer, exclusive and ridiculously expensive, please” and was met with negative responses. Then, a businesswoman explained that Swedes have been conditioned to loathe ostentation of any sort. My wife suggested we leave a.s.a.p. We did. End of Swedish Holiday Story.

        • Clink9

          Stilettos are probably regarded as weapons in the land of Volvos.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Betrayal by our own. Disgusting.

  • canminuteman

    Any indication that it is not exactly the same here? How many cases are there of Imams before the various HRCs in this country? My guess is zero.

    • Alain

      Yes, it is zero. Once M103 passes it will become worse.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Islam is garbage.

  • Solo712

    Reporter Anne-Sophie Naslund of Swedish Expressen on Tucker Carlson show the other night claimed that the Swedish police has “a special code” to track immigrant sexual crime and claimed that only 1% of sex crimes in Sweden are committed by immigrants. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YdGgiykcxM
    see section of interview starting at ~5:29). In fact we know, the infamous “Code 291” was given to the police as an order not to publicize criminal acts by the immigrants. Der Spiegel writes “Code 291 – Nichts soll nach aussen dringen!” (Nothing should get out!)

    http://www.spiegel.de/politik/

    What incredible mendacity about what is going on in Sweden!