Swedish police will now focus more on combating and investigating so-called “hate speech crimes” as “harassment of an ethnic/religious group.” Hate speech crimes in Sweden have existed for many years but since the height of the illegal alien Muslim migrant crisis in 2015, there have been more and more arrests and fines.
Fria Tider It is ahead of the forthcoming elections this autumn that the police in southern Sweden now have to make extra efforts to fight so-called hatred and crime against democracy. Crime against democracy is described as a crime that threatens someone’s constitutional right to exercise, for example, the freedom of expression and religion.
The police in the South region already have a hate crime group, and it is going to be expanded in the spring to work throughout the region. It will have a “holistic mission” combating crime against democracy and hatred (of Muslims).
“Crimes against democracy and hate crime are something that we will look at in particular. We will make sure that we investigate these crimes with special expertise, and preferably with a little urgency to ensure human rights, “she says.
A man in his 70’s in Sweden has been given a fine of over £1,000 by a court after he made disparaging remarks about Muslims on social media.
The pensioner, who lives in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, was convicted by a court last week on charges of hate speech against Muslims online. The comments were made on a Swedish Facebook page which has around 4,000 members, and the man is alleged to have called Muslims “monkeys” and said: “The only good Muslim is a dead Muslim,” SVT reports.
The court imposed a fine of 12,000 Swedish krona, or around £1,166, on the man after finding him guilty.
Often the cases are speech that has been made online as was the case with a 70-year-old woman in Dalarna who She stands accused of expressing a “disparaging view of refugees” having taken to the social media website to make the “derogatory” post, alleging that migrants “set fire to cars, and urinate and defecate on the streets.”
Prosecutors in Sweden say the woman’s message violates the nation’s law on incitement to racial hatred (Hets mot folkgrupp, or HMF), a crime with carries a maximum penalty of four years.
The accused admitted that she wrote the post but denied committing any criminal act. The evidence against her consists of a screenshot from Facebook, according to local media.
People took to Flashback, the net’s largest Swedish language forum, to criticise the state’s decision to prosecute the pensioner, with one poster lamenting the accused “has fallen into the clutches of the politically correct”.
The Swedish government has also publicly made it clear that it does not endorse critics of mass migration after earlier this year creating a “blacklist” of politicians, political commentators, internet celebrities, and others by blocking them from the official Swedish Twitter account.
A 65-year-old woman in Sweden, who is facing either a fine or prison sentence if found guilty of ‘hate crime’, released her side of the story in a YouTube video describing a large-scale investigation and harassment from police.
65-year-old Christina, who faces eight charges of hate speech for claiming on social media that mass Muslim migration would lower the general IQ of the country, said that police had forced her into six separate interrogations and raided her home, seizing several of her belongings including a new iPad.
Statements allegedly made by the 65-year-old, include (Muslim) immigrants are parasites and that they, “scream, they stink, they kill, they rape, they burn cars and more. How do I/we get rid of them? I’ve had enough.”
Several Swedish anti-mass migration podcasts were also taken down by the website Soundcloud for “hate speech” though one of those affected, Ingrid Carlqvist, said she believed it was due to the work of far-left extremists.