Now a native Swede (“Old Swede”?) has been acquitted for remarking on the asininity (in the original sense of the word) of the dawn adhan in Nyköping. Didn’t the judge know that his cultural insensitivity would be sure to enrage the town’s New Swedes, and possibly incite them to avenge the insult against the honor of their prophet?
HMF accused acquitted by the court — comparing “Allahu akbar” with donkey with stomach pain
A 38-year-old man was acquitted yesterday at Nyköping District Court after being charged with hate speech for having compared a crowd of Muslim fundamentalists who chanted “Allahu akbar” to a donkey with stomach pain.
“It is not normal to wake up to the sound of a donkey whose stomach hurts” — so wrote the newly-awoken man on Facebook last summer after he was woken in the morning by a Muslim outdoor prayer service in Nyköping, where a large number of Muslim fundamentalists stood and chanted “Allahu Akbar” through a speaker system.
After many Muslims felt offended by this comment, the prosecutor decided to prosecute the man for his political opinion in a crime of “hate speech”.
Yesterday came the verdict in the man’s case, and Nyköping District Court chose to acquit him of criminal charges. The court does not believe that the man mocked religion of Islam without a religious manifestation, something that then is permitted. [I couldn’t straighten this last sentence out; reader adjustments are welcomed.]
After he wrote the post on Facebook, the 38-year old was threatened, and among other things police have been called out to protect him from menacing Muslims.
Do chanting Muslims sound like a donkey who has a stomach ache? Judge for yourself:
Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this video (no subtitles, but fairly self-explanatory):