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Published March 1, 2018

A Swedish woman upset by ISIS news posted the “How to make a muslim” meme to a Facebook group in spring of 2017, and now she’s facing up to two years imprisonment.

The person who reported her to the authorities — he or she is identified only as “Johan Erikson” — complained that the 32-year-old woman’s meme was an “expression of hate and/or mockery of a demographic,” and included information about the woman’s age, place of residence, as well as her mother’s identity.

The police began a preliminary investigation and summoned her for interrogation at the Ernst Fontells Plats police station in Gothenburg in late January this year, where they also had her DNA taken for the national register.

The English version of the Swedish woman’s “How to make a muslim” meme.

The woman’s appeals for mercy fell on deaf ears. “I read a lot and had seen documentaries about ISIS and how they treat people. I had no malicious intent. And I had a fever.”

The interrogators quizzed her on her position on Sweden’s multicultural experiment, and whether she had anything against muslims. “No, I don’t. But I am against ISIS, the extremists. My best friend is muslim so I don’t mind muslims,” answered the woman.

But prosecutor Sara Toreskog at Göteborg’s Prosecutor’s Office saw things differently and chose to put the woman on trial for “hets mot folkgrupp” (mockery of a demographic / hate speech) — a hate crime punishable by up to two years in prison.

According to prosecution, the 32-year-old woman is guilty of “religiously motivated demeaning expression about muslims.”

The Swedish newspaper Fria Tider has unsuccessfully tried to obtain a comment from prosecutor Sara Toreskog for several days.

Translated from Fria Tider’s March 1 article by LULZ / Editor.

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13 Comments

  1. Anonymous Anonymous

    im about to dox everyone at lulz lmfao

  2. Wikipedia lawyer Wikipedia lawyer

    Americans love to be smug about this kind of stuff, but they don’t have freedom of speech either.

    >Beauharnais v. Illinois, 343 U.S. 250 (1952), was a case that came before the United States Supreme Court in 1952. The result was that an Illinois law making it illegal to publish or exhibit any writing or picture portraying the “depravity, criminality, unchastity, or lack of virtue of a class of citizens of any race, color, creed or religion” was upheld. It is most known for giving a legal basis to some degree that forms of hate speech which may be deemed to breach U.S. libel law are not protected by the First Amendment.

    >The defendant in Beauharnais distributed a leaflet “setting forth a petition calling on the Mayor and City Council of Chicago ‘to halt the further encroachment, harassment and invasion of white people, their property, neighborhoods and persons, by the Negro.'” His criminal conviction by the trial court was sustained by the Illinois Supreme Court which the U.S. Supreme Court upheld after rejecting the Fourteenth Amendment Due Process challenge.

    >In his opinion Justice Frankfurter argued that the speech conducted by the defendant breached libel, which is reasoned to be outside the protection of the First and Fourteenth Amendments.

    Beauharnais v. Illinois has never been overturned.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beauharnais_v._Illinois

    • Anonymous Anonymous

      Illinois. garden gnomes.

      If this keeps up we’ll have a war. That’s okay. Our Founders did it.

      • Anonymous Anonymous

        Really? This site censors the name of the fellowship as “garden gnomes”? Telling.

  3. Anonymous Anonymous
  4. Swedes are inferior Swedes are inferior

    >Progressive utopia has a DNA register of thought-crimers
    Of course.

  5. Anonymous Anonymous

    You could serve 2 years for an offensive post, but won’t serve a single day if you’re a rapist that happens to be muslim/brown.

  6. Anonymous Anonymous

    Don’t you barbarians have any free speech advocates?

  7. Anonymous Anonymous

    That’s what happens when you don’t fight for your rights. They’re taken from you. I can post this where I live. I think….

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