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.

Swedish far right populist takes a stand against the spread of Islam

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.”