But precious little among the politicians who make the laws. Good thing he got a jury trial.
"A Swedish politician facing charges for producing a poster depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad naked together with his nine-year-old wife was found not guilty by a jury in Malmö on Wednesday.
Carl P Herslow, leader of the Skåne Party (Skånepartiet), a small right-wing populist regional party, is charged with agitation against an ethnic group (hets mot folkgrupp). The poster included the text: 'He is 53 and she is nine. Is this the kind of wedding we want to see in Skåne?'.
Herslow admits producing the poster but contested the charges. He said the aim of the poster was to stimulate a debate about Islam, which he argued was incompatible with democracy and equality.
Prosecutor Bo Birgerson, representing the Chancellor of Justice (Justitiekanslern - JK) - the country's top legal official, who is responsible for prosecution of cases involving freedom of speech - said that the distribution of the poster showed disrespect to Muslims.
But after deliberating less than an hour the jury, which are only used in Sweden in freedom of speech cases, told the court that Herslow was not guilty of agitation against an ethnic group.
Do you think Herslow would have been put on trial for a poster mocking Jesus Christ?
These kind of acts do not promote democracy or free speech. They spread hatred in the world. Learn to respect others' believes. Criticize thoughts without mocking. Who know 1400 years ago what was going on in Europe? Europe has had its dark ages too.ReplyDelete
Not good enough excuse! The man's a pedophile. Sucking little girls tits and vagina. Oh, right it was okay back then...NOT!Delete