Hate Speech laws Sweden



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Imam’s on-air death threat ‘not hate speech’

Published: 20 Oct 11 14:40 CET |

It was not hate speech when Swedish public service broadcaster Sveriges Radio (SR) featured a programme in which a Somali imam called for all converts from Islam to be killed, the Swedish Chancellor of Justice (Justitiekanslern, JK) has ruled.

The motivation for the decision not to open up an investigation into the matter was that the presenter protested against what the imam said immediately following the controversial statement.

The decision said that ”the programme features opinions that could be taken as a threat aginst those who have converted from Islam”.

However, due to the responses from the presenter, the Chancellor has decided not to investigate the matter further.

The programme in question was a panel discussion and was broadcast live by SR International’s Somali service.

The initial police report was filed by Erik Johansson, at the Swedish Evangelical Mission (Evangeliska Fosterlands-Stiftelsen – EFS), after friends told him of the imam’s words underlining every Muslim’s responsibility to kill anyone who leaves Islam.

“I received a call from my Somali friends who had heard the programme. I don’t speak the language myself and when they explained to me, I concluded that this wasn’t a message which should be on an SR channel,” Erik Johansson told The Local at the time.

Johansson also contacted Sveriges Radio in order to register his dismay that the item was left available on their website for more than two weeks. Soon after his telephone call the programme was removed from the website.

In a comment to the Christian newspaper Dagen following the report, SR International head Ingemar Löfgren said that he decided to pull the transcript from SR’s website pending receipt of an official translation, pointing out that he is responsible for several channels broadcast in languages which he does not speak.

“If an imam calls for other Muslims to kill converts, then we have a journalistic responsibility… If he didn’t get any follow-up questions then we have failed in our journalistic responsibility,” he said.


Had the presenter not reacted as he did to the imam’s statements, JK might have investigated the matter further.

”It’s hard to say if we would or not. The statement was based on personal faith and the ceiling is pretty high when it comes to that kind of statement,” said Marcus Agnvall, of the the Chancellor’s office to newspaper Dagen, 

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  1. Isn’t it just wonderful that no comments are allowed in the Local in connection to this article – or the previous one from 15 Sep 11, with the heading “Converts must die: imam to Swedish radio”? The Local is just another leftist rag that knows its obligation to kowtow to the official Islam-appeasing policies, adopted and pursued by the spineless, self-loathing ruling elites of Sweden. The ruling classes in this country have a dire history of betting on the wrong horse. In WW ll they let themselves be mesmerized by Hitler’s talk, that the Swedish nation was of the purest Aryan race of them all, thus entitling Swedes to the highest positions in a post-WW ll Europe, ruled by the Nazis. And once again it looks like these despicable ethnomasochistic fools are placing their money on another fascist ideology, which they are abetting and facilitating the spread of in their country, even at the cost of their own people.

    Here are a few quotes from the ruling classes of Sweden who either have held, or are holding, some of the highest positions of government in the country.

    *Jens Orback – Social Democratic Party, Ministry of Justice (2004–2006)

    “We must be open and generous to Muslims and Islam, because when we become a minority, they will do the same with us”.

    *Mona Sahlin – Social Democratic Party, held the positions of Deputy Minister of Finance, Minister for Integration and party leader (2002–2011)

    “If two equally qualified people apply for jobs in a workplace with few immigrants, the one named Mohammed should get the job. It should be counted as a plus to have a different ethnic background than Swedish.”

    On Muslim immgration: “Swedes must integrate into the new Sweden, the old Sweden is not coming back.”

    A speech to the Swedish-Turkish Youth movement, Euroturk: “I have often been asked the question but I can not come up with what Swedish culture is. I think that this is what makes many Swedes so jealous of the immigrant groups. You have a culture, an identity, a story, something that binds you together. And what do we have? We Midsummer and that kind of pathetic stuff.”

    On integration problems:
    Sweden is the European country that takes in the most refugees. We have done that with our heads held up high even though the problems have been great. Should we close the borders and say, “We’ve had a bit of difficulties with integratation you so that’s why you can not you come here and get protection now”?

    *Fredrik Reinfeldt – Conservative Moderate Party, Member of Parliament since 1991, party leader and current Prime Minister of Sweden

    Visiting the problem immigrant suburb of Ronna in Södertälje: “Autochthonously Swedish is but barbarism. The rest of the development has come from the outside.”

    “The notion that multiculturalism is not working is spreading, and there is a call for tighter rules and cultural uniformity. Our countermeasure must be to show that the multicultural society works better. It’s a more exciting and kind of interesting society.”

    In regards to the violence against menbers of the Sweden Democrats Party, perpetrated by left-wing extremists and Muslim thugs: “I would like to point out that those who are pushing ,an us and them mentality, and basically a hateful way of looking at relationships between people, should not be surprised if this happens.”

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