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.
Kent Ekeroth, international secretary of the far right Populist Party the Swedish Democrats (SD) said in an interview in Swedish Public Radio that SD could be described as an “Islam critic” party, working against the spread of Islam in Europe and Sweden, as well as against the building of mosques and especially mosques with minarets.
“Islams is not an ideology equivalent to any other political ideology,” according to Ekeroth, “Islam is an ideology incompatible with Western values”. The Swedish Democrats, he assured, “will not tolerate the spread of Islam.”
Sunday January 31 the right-wing populist party Sverigedemokraterna (SD) hosted a conference in Stockholm entitled “Non-Muslims under Islam”. Helsingborgs dagblad (independent) published a report from the conference. First speaker, out of three, was Christian-Sudanese Kuel Jok, who presented a set of personal pictures from Sudan while talking about Muslim aggressions towards Christians in the country. ”God is great” is the slogan of the oppression, according to Jok, who concluded: “If you say the God that murdered my countrymen and relatives is great, we can’t talk about the same God.”
Kuel Jok was followed by exiled Iranian Farshad Kholghi who claimed that “Sweden is suffering from the Stockholm syndrome” (identifying with it’s kidnappers, e.g. the Muslims) and has developed into a “politically correct dictatorship”. As a word of warning he then continued by telling how his own native country Iran used to offer a life of “passion, pork, and wine, which has been erased by Shari’a laws.”
Last to enter the pulpit was the Danish psychologist and politician Nicolai Sennels (Dansk Folkeparti) who asked for a stricter treatment of [Muslim] immigrants – out of love and concern for their well being. In a colonial manner he compared the relationship between the Danish majority and the immigrant minorites to the that between parents and their children, saying “If our children is misbehaving, we must dare to correct them.”