Danish Man Convicted, Fined For Facebook Post Comparing Islam With Nazism
Message deemed "racist" despite the fact that Islam is not a race
by Paul Joseph Watson
February 11, 2016
A Danish man was convicted and fined for comparing the religion of Islam to Nazism in the latest example of how Europe is clamping down on free speech as millions of Muslim migrants flood into the continent.
Flemming Nielsen wrote a Facebook post in which he stated, "The ideology of Islam is just as loathsome, disgusting, suppressive and dehumanizing as Nazism. The mass immigration we are now seeing is the most destructive (thing) that has happened for the Danish society in recent history."
Prosecutors successfully argued that Nielsen's rhetoric was "racist" (despite the fact that Islam is not a race), and he was subsequently hit with a 1600 kroner fine.
Nielsen's comments were found to be "insulting and degrading" towards followers of Islam and he was charged under the country's criminal code for racist offenses.
Nielsen claimed that he was merely referring to Islamists and not all Muslims, but prosecutor Bente Schnack claimed there was "no difference".
"I see it as a principle. They must not be allowed to suppress people's freedom of speech," Nielsen told Danish television.
Nielsen cannot appeal the fine because it is not over 3,000 kroner.
Denmark accepted 20,000 mostly Muslim "refugees" last year. Back in October, ministers introduced a plan to mandate migrants to take sexual consent lessons after a spate of rapes committed by immigrants.
"34 per cent of convicted rapists in Denmark between 2003 and 2014 were either immigrants or descended from them," reports the Daily Mail.
As we have previously highlighted, Facebook has teamed up with the German government and an ex-member of the Stasi to track down and punish Germans who make anti-migrant posts on social media.
A Dutch man also received a home visit from the police after he criticized his country's open borders refugee policy as a "bad plan" on Twitter.
Related Topics: Free Speech Legal Case, Hate Speech Laws
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