A 91-year-old Swedish man has been convicted of hate speech within the municipality of Bromölla after making disparaging feedback about Islam and Muslims online.
The man, who could also be one of many oldest Swedes on document to be convicted of hate speech, posted a variety of feedback in a Facebook group containing round 12,000 folks during which he disparaged Muslims, Lokaltidningen reports.
Among the posts written included one during which the aged man mentioned, referring to Muslims, “You cannot, with the best will in the world, call these beings people. They seem to be inbred as they carry on.”
The Kristianstad district courtroom convicted the man of hatred towards an identifiable ethnic group, noting that the submit reached a possible viewers of 12,000 and had been up for practically a yr.
“The messages have content material that’s clearly abusive to Muslims and it, due to this fact, expresses such inaccuracy as is required to be held liable for the crimes towards ethnic teams,” the courtroom mentioned.
While the traditional penalty for the crime may embody two months in jail, the 91-year-old was given a conditional sentence together with a 6,500 Swedish kronor (£535/$700) superb.