Sentenced for a blog article about Muslims

4 April 2012

A former leading member of the Swedish Democrats – SD (an extreme right party with 20 seats in the Swedish Parliament) from Örebro was sentenced for “incitement to hate”. The sentence is based on a blog article which he wrote two years ago about Somali and Muslim immigrants. He wrote, among other things, that “the men sit at home and chew drugs while conspiring against the unbelievers”, as reported by Nerikes Allehandas online edition (Örebro local daily newspaper).

The man, who has since been expelled from the party (SD), argued in his defense that few people have even read his blog article. Nevertheless, the district court’s opinion is that he was guilty by posting such article online.