In Sweden, the phrase “batik witch” (batikhäxa) is a colloquial term for a progressive woman involved in refugees-welcome activism. I presume “batik” refers to a clothing style favored by such women.
“Grumpy batik witch” convicts Katerina Janouch of defamation
September 22, 2022
Immigration critic profiler and children’s book author, Katerina Janouch was convicted today for gross defamation of a teacher who she accused of forcing pupils to profess Islam.
“Of course, I was convicted in the Uppsala PK court,” Janouch commented after the conviction.
Katerina Janouch wrote a blog post in March 2020 about an assignment that pupils received in the third grade at a school in Tierp.
A parent had contacted Janouch about the way schoolchildren were forced to write texts from a Muslim perspective and, among other things, describe how they pray to Allah and visit the mosque.
“9-year-old forced to confess to Islam,” read the headline of Katerina Janouch’s post, in which the school and teacher were named.
“I myself am so mad I am boiling. How can they do this? We are Christians and my child should not be forcibly Islamized in school teaching,” said the mother of one of the children that Janouch wrote about.
The district court finds that Katerina Janouch — who has a large number of followers on social media — by posting the teacher’s name, is guilty of gross defamation. She is sentenced to a suspended sentence and fifty daily fines of 150 kronor [$14]. She must also pay damages of 50,000 kronor [$4,500] to the teacher.
On Twitter, Janouch comments on the verdict and reports that it will be appealed.
“Of course, I was convicted in the Uppsala PK-Court by a grumpy batik witch who has no problem with the Islamization and humiliation of small children. The teacher wants 50,000 in “damages”. An appeal to the appellate court, for sure!”, she writes and continues:
“I expected to be convicted, since the judiciary is a wreck, and we already have sharia law in which it is forbidden to criticize Islam and its apologists.”