Sweden: Hate Speech Just for Imams

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Judith Bergmann via The Gatestone Institute,

  • In Sweden, comments that object to sexual violence against women in the Quran are prosecuted, but calling homosexuality a "virus" is fine.

  • Antisemitism has become so socially acceptable in Sweden that anti-Semites can get away with anything, and no one even notices, as Nima Gholam Ali Pour reports.

  • One of Sweden's main news outlets, in fact, described anti-Semitism as simply a different opinion. Clearly, in the eyes of Swedish authorities, neither homosexuals nor Jews count for much.

  • Swedish authorities also give large sums of money to organizations that advocate violence and invite hate preachers who support terrorist organizations such as ISIS. One of the speakers SFM hired was Michael Skråmo, who has publicly called on his fellow Muslims to join ISIS and has appeared in propaganda videos, posing with assault rifles alongside his small children.

Are some individuals receiving preferential treatment under Sweden's "hate speech" laws? It seems that way.

Under the Swedish Penal Code, a person can be held responsible for incitement if a statement or representation made "threatens or disrespects an ethnic group or other such group of persons with regards to race, color, national or ethnic origin, religious belief or sexual orientation".

In 2015, the imam at Halmstad mosque, Abu Muadh, said that homosexuality was a "virus" from which parents were obliged to protect their children.

The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights (RFSL) filed a legal complaint in October 2015. "[M]any people are listening [to the imam] and there is a risk that the opinions and other expressions of homophobia will spread among believers, as they attach great importance to their representatives' words", said Ulrika Westerlund, chairman of RFSL.

The Swedish legal establishment however, seemed entirely unconcerned; the imam was not prosecuted.

"[F]or something to be incitement, it needs to reach a certain level and in this context, the assessment is that this statement does not reach that level", said Martin Inglund, acting investigation officer at Halmstad police. He added that an assessment had been made based on freedom of religion, as well as the European Convention on Human Rights. It took the police only one week to make the decision not to prosecute the imam.

"It is a strange decision, said Jonnié Jonsson, chairman of RFSL Halland, "I do not think anyone has the right to violate other people in the name of religion".

Then there is the recent case of Stefan Vestling, a local politician from the Sweden Democrat Party. He was recently prosecuted and convicted for "incitement against an ethnic group", when he wrote the following comment on the official Facebook page of the Sweden Democrats Party in Norberg in December 2014:

"Muslims who have ended up in the 'diaspora' are at war. A Muslim who lives in Sweden is thus living in a war zone, where it is allowed to rape a woman, as this is a Muslim right according to the Quran. [A Muslim] is allowed to have sex with women who have been conquered in war... that is to say the infidels' women (Quran Sura 4:3, 4:24). Easiest for 'Swedish' horny Muslims is of course to join ISIS where they can have their sick, devilish desires fully satisfied".

The prosecutor failed to convince the district court that Vestling had committed a crime. "Freedom of expression includes the right to convey such information and opinions and ideas that offend shock or disturb" the court wrote in its ruling. However, at the Court of Appeals in Svea, in December 2016, the court found that Vestling's post had been offensive to Muslims. The appeals court seemingly had no problem with the first part of Vestling's post. It was the last sentence, "Easiest for 'Swedish' horny Muslims is of course to join ISIS where they can have their sick, devilish desires fully satisfied", which was considered to be in violation of the Penal Code. Vestling was handed a suspended jail sentence and a fine. He has appealed the verdict to the Supreme Court.

Both the statements made by Abu Muadh and the statements made by Stefan Vestling were offensive; yet the Swedish authorities ended up protecting the imam from legal repercussions, even though prosecuting him would send an important signal to other Muslim preachers who view homosexuality in a similar way. That they do has been documented by a Swedish-Muslim blogger, who wrote:

During my years as a Muslim, I have visited several Swedish mosques from north to south. In all the mosques, homophobia was the norm. I have heard worse things than "homosexuality is a virus." In no mosque, I repeat not one, have I come across teachings that tolerate homosexuality... The fact that the media act as if they were astonished [at Abu Muadh's statement] shows how little contact they have with Muslim environments in Sweden. For those who have been on the "inside", who have visited mosques and spent time with Muslims who are active in the mosques, the imam's views [sound] completely mainstream.

Swedish experts largely consider Abu Muadh a radical, who moves in Salafist circles and has encouraged jihad, glorifying martyrdom in the battle to spread Islam. In a video clip on YouTube, he urges people who have "sinned" to wage jihad to be forgiven by God. In an interview with Hallandsposten in June 2016, he said that Muslims should not befriend unbelievers. He has argued that Muslims must not emulate the dress and haircuts of "kuffars" (infidels) and has declared 95% of all TV programs "haram" (forbidden).

In Sweden, comments that object to sexual violence against women in the Quran are prosecuted, but calling homosexuality a "virus" is fine.

Homosexuals are not the only ones to find themselves among those groups that Swedish society apparently no longer count as minorities worthy of protection. Anti-Semitism has become so socially acceptable in Sweden that anti-Semites can get away with anything, and no one even notices, as Nima Gholam Ali Pour reports. One of Sweden's main news outlets, in fact, described antisemitism as simply a different opinion. Clearly, neither homosexuals nor Jews count for much in the eyes of Swedish authorities.

In addition, Swedish authorities give large sums of money to organizations that invite hate preachers who support terrorist organizations such as ISIS and Al Qaeda.

The Gothenburg-based nonprofit organization, Swedish Federation of Muslims (SFM,) was handed a government subsidy of 535,200 SEK [$60,000] in 2016. This is in addition to 150,000 SEK [$17,000] that SFM received from the city of Gothenburg.

SFM applied for the money "to combat Islamophobia", which the organization considers "one of the biggest problems in Sweden right now". One of the speakers SFM hired was Michael Skråmo, who has publicly called on his fellow Muslims to join ISIS. Now, calling himself Abdul Samad al Swedi, he has appeared in propaganda videos, posing with Kalashnikov assault rifles alongside his small children, outside Kobane in Syria. Abu Muadh is also a regular speaker.

Michael Skråmo, a Swedish convert and ISIS jihadist, brought his family to Syria. He has also urged Muslims in Sweden to bomb their workplaces.

Terror researcher Magnus Ranstorp said that he was surprised that SFM had been awarded state grants. "I see lots of question marks. We're talking about a group that invited hate preachers, whose Salafist orientation is in many ways the opposite of tolerance", he said. The decision to award SFM government subsidies also runs counter to the government's agreement with the four conservative Alliance parties that no public money should go to advocate violence.

What is the Swedish authorities' response to the official granting of money to organizations that host extremists? "Of course this is serious, and it is our view that this must be factored into future contribution assessments", said Daniel Norlander, chief secretary of the National Authority Against Violent Extremism. The authority apparently does not think that the money should be returned or that there should be any sanctions. After all, we are only talking about preachers of violent jihad.

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vato poco's picture

Once were Vikings.  

Now emasculated pussies. 

Nice job, "men".

Squid-puppets a-go-go's picture

we may well say this is swedens Existential crisis in full absentia of hyperbole

philipat's picture

Thanks Gatestone for pointing this out. Of course, whilst it may be correct, Gatestone is less rigorous at pointing out Zionist infractions of whatever kind, especially in Palestine wrt illegal settlements? John Bolton is another Zionist neocon asshole...

And thanks Sweden also for being an asspuppet to the US wrt Assange? Sweden, in my teens, used to be such a beautiful and open society. What happened? Libtards took over the common sense of the country and the people allowed them to do so?

xythras's picture
xythras (not verified) philipat Feb 23, 2017 6:09 AM

If they keep it up long enough, I see that the Russians will feel the need to liberate them.

Same for the multi-culti Germans.

Russia to Build Reichstag Replica for Schoolchildren’s Military Exercises


Dick Gazinia's picture

I was looking for comments from Lars Magnussen - our local ZH eunich from Sweden.

Lars?  Where are you man - I need a laugh.

Luc X. Ifer's picture

Lars Magnussen and Million$Bonus very just aliases for a group of operatives assignet to divert, counterbalance and make noise on 0hedge. They use now other monikers, pay attention and you'll spot them easy. I guess they where on Clinton's Foundation payroll but as the racket went belly up due to withdrawal of funding they had to take a big cut in numbers.

Grave's picture

all russia has to do is strengthen their border defenses and sit back,
then watch the morally, ethically, socially corrupt and decadent west collapse on itself

they saved the europe before, and look at the "thanks" they get in return

IranContra's picture

Right. Look at it this way: Christian Zionism supports Israeli aggression, do we deal with it by fighting against Christianity? Is Christianity the cause of Zionism? Of course not.

Similarly, Rothschild created a fake Islamism associated with the myth of terrorism and perpetual war against it. We deal with that by stopping Rothschild's ideologies, media, and agitations. Not by attacking Rothschild's apparent number one enemy (Islam, the Koran) which declares war on interest banking.

You have to be an idiot to believe that that guy in the picture is a real Muslim. Certainly he is a Rothschild Islamist. Same with ISIS videos, made in Israel, published by the Israeli SITE.

Same here in the US: CAIR's office manager is Jewish according to Christopher Bollyn who talked to her. CAIR is a Rothschild Islamist organization that is connected with Rothschild's very own Muslim Brotherhood, outlawed in Egypt, UAE, ...

Muslim Brotherhood & Khomeini's Iran: Made in Britain.pdf


fleur de lis's picture

Gatestone has yet to write an article about Barbara Lerner Spectre.

Spectre was in the middlee of pushing all the multiculti social and cultural destruction of Sweden and other European nations yet they carefully avoid her.

They pick and choose among the misfits who gets the story.



X- x3's picture

This was exactly my thought the past few days when we've got the 2 latest gatestone writer's articles here at ZH.

Spectre, and why not the "Sears' Heiress" whose behind gate-keeper-stone.

btw, it's me X-

Just so you fleur de lis

Cheers  X-

ThirdWorldDude's picture

I feel this needs to be reposted:

“When we get ready to take the United States, we will not take it under the label of communism; we will not take it under the label socialism. These labels are unpleasant to the American people, and have been speared too much. We will take the United States under labels we have made very lovable; we will take it under liberalism, under progressivism, under democracy. But, take it we will.” Alexander Trachtenberg at the National Convention of Communist Parties, Madison Square Garden, 1944


How Puppetmasters create the NWO in their own image

pazmaker's picture

correct on the first part in fact Christian Zionism is a western creation, it has never been adopted by the eastern church(Christian)  In fact the eastern christians have always taught the new Israel is the church not an actual geographic location and they reject zionism


I can't agree with you on the Moslem faith, it started in a violent manner and has been violent from the beginning.


 A mere decade after the birth of Islam in the 7th century, the jihad burst out of Arabia.  In just a few decades, Muslims had permanently conquered what was then two-thirds of the Christian world.  The heart of the Muslim world today—nations like Egypt, Syria, all of North Africa, Turkey and more—were, in the 7th century, the heart of Christendom.


IranContra's picture

We are not talking about conquests under religious flags, we are talking about a ruse to perpetuate war and genocide.

The early Christians in the Middle East were unitarians (the Creator is the Lord). The Byzantines invaded the Middle East and converted everybody to trinitarians (Jesus is the Lord). The Middle East was divided between Persian and Roman powers when Islam came.

There was more violence and conquest under the false flag of the cross than under the false flag of Islam, do you agree?

Rothschild's Iran is the only "Muslim" power that does conquest these days. The rest of the Muslim world can barely defend itself against Iran, let alone aspire for conquest.

jaxville's picture

  Yeah.... There's good dough in converting.  Another plus is getting to play with cool weapons that are generally not available to the rest of the population. 

  I wonder if they get sex slaves too?

IranContra's picture

As the producer said in "Wag the Dog," it's a pagent. They don't have to convert, they only need to act the role. The killers are masked, and just like the Contras, they are professional criminals, some on captagon. The videos and pictures of ISIS are just that, videos, propaganda. They can be totally fake.

Yes, they get to rape and have sex slaves, and they do it in the mosques. They are not Muslims at all. Guns for hire.

This picture above basically says: it is okay to slaughter their children, it's self defense.

The Wizard's picture

Thanks for the link. LaRouche has been on top of the patterns of deception for years. Like many issues that were listed as conspiracy theories to divert people from the truth of deception and manipulation, the Internet is exposing a new reality. I made a comment to the article from Bloomberg about social media driving Americans insane.


IMO, the reason Social Media is driving people insane has much to do with people not being properly equipped with a framework for analyzing the "reality" of the world around them. The educational system is deficient in providing the proper methods for analytical reasoning and critical thinking. People have grown accustom to following what the mainstream media and educational system feed them as "knowledge". The independence of social media challenges mainstream "knowledge". When there is a bifurcation between reality defined by new patterns, created in social media, and a image of reality people have formed for themselves it leads to schizophrenia. I have a very simple definition of schizophrenia: a mismatch of patterns. Solution: What drug do you prefer?



IranContra's picture

True and funny. Tavistock gave us psychedelic music and drugs as group therapy for the pain and helplessness we felt when JFK and the others were assassinated. Tavistock also programmed the left for mass hysteria at the drop of a hat, and they are dropping those magical hats every day.

The media has been performing mass conditioning and mass "spell-casting."

People who belong to closed groups (partisans, nationalists, racists, etc.) emulate their leaders (idols) and usually don't feel fit to think for themselves. They are perfect subjects for mass conditioning and mass manipulation.

Only those who have no idols have free minds. They are hard to manipulate.

bladrnr_2019's picture

Do some research. "Palestinians" are nothing more than Jordanians. That was the accepted belief until the world decided to try and get rid of Israel. Even Arafat said Palestinians should be living in Jordan in the 1970s. Jews have had that tiny parcel of land for thousands of years. Stop with the "Palestinian" nonsense. It shows you don't know your history.

Free Spirit's picture

"Sweden, in my teens, used to be such a beautiful and open society. What happened? "


Soros and his friends showed us the reality of life in the beginning of the nineties thus causing Sweden the deepest economic crisis since the thirties 

Tarzan's picture

Abu Muadh, said that homosexuality was a "virus" from which parents were obliged to protect their children.

I'm sorry, but I find myself in agreement with Muadh, children should not be subjected to the sexual preferance dogma of the left.  It also happens to be one thing Putin and I agree on.  It is against the law in Russia to promote the gay life style to children.

The Russian federal law "for the Purpose of Protecting Children from Information Advocating for a Denial of Traditional Family Values"

...a bill that was unanimously approved by the State Duma on 11 June 2013

...The Russian government's stated purpose for the law is to protect children from being exposed to homonormativity — content presenting homosexuality as being a norm in society — under the argument that it contradicts traditional family values.

It should be the law of the land here too, Fat chance...  My apologies to the twinks, if my opinion offends

kellys_eye's picture

Taking your opinion to the logical conclusion we should then 'ban' religious upbringing and circumcision (except on medical grounds) until the age of consent.  But, then again, I agree with both your proposal and my own!

Tarzan's picture

Teaching children norms of society should be left to parents!  The Russian law does not restrict Parents, it's focused on gay propaganda in the public square, as it should be.

Government run schools and the Media should stay out of the business of teaching children who they should worship, or fuck!

Joe Sichs Pach's picture

I'm left wondering what the child in the pic is going to "mature" into along with the kids in the apparent ISIS video clearing out the building of live prisoners.

I absolutely agree that media and govt should not be interfering with how families decide to raise their children, assuming it's in accordance to some same and rational norm.
How are these basket cases kept in check, though?
Who should be allowed to remediate these "folks" and prevent them from infesting society?

divingengineer's picture

Ever read about Vlad the Impaler's childhood?

Probably a similar outcome.

Abaco's picture

There is no need for government run schools. They only have purpose when the government puts itself over, and separate from, the people.

Multi's picture

really?  REALLY?

With all the raping, rioting, battery, and quite frankly...  THE FUCKING MUDDLING OF ONE OF THE VERY FEW PURE BLOND COUNTRIES IN THE WORLD WITH HORDES OF SHITSKIN RAPEFUGEES. And by pure blond country I mean a country where at least 90% of its people are really blond, blue/green eyed, white people (at least until this recent invasion). A level of blondness that the US probably has never been even close in any point of its history.

And what worries the Gatestone Institute is Jews and homosexuals!!!???  GIVE ME A FUCKING BREAK.


X- x3's picture

Actually, Finns & Finland/Suomi are more blonde and blue/green eyed than Swedes.

Your 90% figure is incorrect about Swedes.

Finland has at best, 50%.

Believe me, I know.

I've lived in Scandinavia since 1981.

Finland for 3 years.

The rest of what you say, I agree with.

Cheers  X-

Tristan Ludlow's picture

A recent study suggested natural blond-haired people will eventually be lost.  They blamed the use of hair lightening products by women as the cause.  Natural blonds have to compete with artifical blonds for natural blond men.  Go figure.

I have always wondered why the saying used by men that women are attracted to as "tall, dark and handsome."  Do women actually have an affinity towards that type of man?

Tarzan's picture

Honestly, I have no clue what you just said...

What do my dirty blonde hair and hazel eyes have to do with it ;~)

Svendblaaskaeg's picture

"Nice job, "men""

Please don't call any swedish person by gender, dats razist - the right wording is "Hen"

Hen (Swedish: [h?n:] is a gender-neutral personal pronoun in Swedish intended as an alternative to the gender-specific hon ("she") and han ("he")


X- x3's picture

Clarification for our English-speaking readers:

Hen has it's origin by modern multi-cultural-liberal swedish cunning linguists using/loaning the Finnish-Suomeski word Hän.

Third-person pronoun - Wikipedia




Cunning Linguist refers to:



However, say it 5 times very quickly and I think you'll get what I mean.

Hälsningar Svendblaaskaeg

Cheers  X-

Grimaldus's picture

Progressive criminals infesting Swedish government and Islamic criminals are fellow travelers in tyranny.

Brothers of intolerance.

You are beginning to see it now, progressives are the bloodiest of the bloody, right alongside Islam.








Oldwood's picture

Progressivism is a vile religion on par with Islam, which is why progressives find such strong alliance with Islam. Ultimate intolerance, hate filled screed, and intent on the destruction of their opposition and absolute and complete world dominance.


Urahara's picture

"Sweden to import camels for somali immigrants "

Turn Subtitles on to understand phone call within video.

halcyon's picture

Anti-semitism? In Sweden? LOL :-D

The writer is another Israel-exile American writing from thousands of miles away with no understanding of reality. Yes, I've been to Sweden, Yes I speak Swedish, yes I have Swedish friends.

As for the writer and the Gatestone (ugh) Institute:


Another Israel-zionist paid lobby.



philipat's picture

It's the fucking Gatestone Institute (John Bolton) so what do you expect? I truly don't understand why ZH publishes so much of their crap? I'm not anti-semitic but I am anti-Zionist Israeli Government policy. So why do we keep getting all this crap?

Tristan Ludlow's picture

"I'm not anti-semitic but I am anti-Zionist Israeli Government policy."


Good for you.  Take your desire for sensorship somewhere else.

Free Spirit's picture

Thanks for Your comment thus defending the truth.  I especially liked Your sentence :

"Anti-semitism? In Sweden? LOL :-D"

Because antisemitism is not accepted in Sweden!

I think maybe the problem here is rather that we are not anti-muslim or anti-islam. We like to give all people a chance. Also muslims. It seems that attitude is the reason for this attack on us. Well, I can tell You it will be DIFFICULT to make us change opinion in this matter. The absolute majority of swedes believe in all people´s human rights. Also muslims human rights.

gespiri's picture

Either Sweden will be gone in 5 years or is already gone.  It's just a matter of time until those animals take over....

Arnold's picture

Nat Geo actually has a good viking digger article this month.

I saw climate mentioned in context, not hysterically, for a refreshing change.

East Indian's picture

So, very soon, another immigrant nation is going to be born, displacing Sweden?


Swedes may roam all over the western world as refugees.


Or Swedes may decide to settle for a peaceful coexistence - also known as Dhimmitude.


Or they may decide take back their country out of the hands of self-serving elite class.



markl's picture

There is still a Sweden, but public opinion polls continue to show that the Swedish women are completely accepting of this new reality. There is absolutely no push-back in Sweden. So Sweden is lost.

If you miss it, you can visit N.Dakota or Minnesota, that's what will be left of this culture. 

css1971's picture


You still believe opinion polls?

css1971's picture

Sweden is a socialistic culture and with socialism, what matters is that:

“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”


dogismycopilot's picture

So I am watching the Alex Jones 13 hour marathon. I also just bought like $1,000 worth of stuff to support him. (What the hell else am I going to spend my money on out here.)

He said in Sweden it is common for Muslim immigrants to rape Swedish women, to film it, and to put the videos up on video sharing websites so the rapefugees can share them amongst themselves.  He showed part of a clip here 


As anyone else seen these videos? 

hooligan2009's picture

the majority of swedish people love islam and would love to educate and behave themselves in the ways of islam. swedes just can't wait to invite moslems into their homes for dinner so they can Not drink, eat pork or shellfish and learn the new way of wearing headscarves and doing things that moslems prefer. swedes simply cant wait to get on their knees and point their arses away from mecca five times a day - after all, those knee pads won't be used for extra marital sex any more - as all women will be gulty of infidelity f they are raped.

these articles that suggest there is any alternative to Swedish preference for a completel dominant islamic society in sweden filled with mysogyny, anti gay, andt-semite view points is patently absurd. sweden is an islamic country with a a few (90%) that just don't know it yet.

get with the program!!!


Offthebeach's picture

Once these muslim enclaves become tax free, regulation free zones, every neighboring non muslim buisness will either go out of buisness, or convert to islam to get protection of the muslim community.


This is the true secret of muslim expansion.  It thrives and blooms in high tax high regulation enviroment.  It offers a comparitivly low regulation low tax buisness environment. And remember as a added bonus, non muslims via existing taxes, they are supposed to support the socialist state, and the state is suposed to deliver the benefits in cash or services to the muslim community.  The existing state employed cucks will/are fine with this so long as they are the last non musims to be enslaved or converted.






hooligan2009's picture

yep , like Uber and Amazon. do you know how Uber is working out for Swedes?