Here’s another news story that demonstrates the importance of Everybody Draw Mohammed Day: a man in southern Sweden is being prosecuted for his presentation of completely factual and authentic material about Mohammed and his child bride, Aisha.
What was the crime in question? A poster depicting Mohammed and Aisha, accompanied by these words:
He is 53, she is 9. Is that the kind of marriage we want to see in Skåne?
This information is straight out of the sunna, and is considered an unquestionable truth in Islam. Yet a Swede is being prosecuted for saying it.
Ted Ekeroth has kindly translated an article from Sydsvenskan about this farrago of justice (he also has a blog post in English on the same topic):
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The chairman of the Skåne Party, Carl P. Herslow, displayed anti-Muslim posters during a public meeting. He is now being prosecuted for hets mot folkgrupp [“inciting racial hatred”].
After holding a public meeting at Stortorget [“the grand square”] in Malmö at the beginning of May, he was taken away by the police for interrogation. The police intervened after he had shown posters with different texts and illustrations.
The pictures shows the prophet Mohammed naked with a 9-year-old wife.
Herslow was photographed and immediately taken into custody by the police. He has been interrogated and the seized posters have also been analyzed by Statens kriminaltekniska laboratorium (“the state crime lab”, SKL).
SKL has said that the posters were printed using a large-format printer, and the crime is therefore subject to the “press freedom laws”.
The crime is labeled as “inciting racial hatred” (hets mot folkgrupp) since Herslow showed the pictures in public.
The decision to prosecute was made yesterday by the Justice chancellor, JK, and if convicted the chairman may face jail time.
“If you look at previous cases where representatives of extremist groups haves been convicted of ‘inciting racial hatred’, Herslow may spend 4-6 months in jail,” says deputy chief prosecutor Bo Birgersson. There are similar cases where leaders of National Socialist Front were convicted in the Supreme Court for inciting racial hatred according to the freedom of the press laws.
“This is incredible. It will be interesting to discuss Islamic superstition in court,” says the party leader concerning the case.
As early as April 21, Sydsvenskan wrote that both the police and at least one individual reported the Skåne Party for putting up anti-Muslim posters in Malmö.
Björn Lagerbäck (FP), leading the “Malmö dialogue forum”, appealed to Muslim groups not to be provoked and called the Skåne Party “a small isolated sect”.
This is unbelievably Orwellian: Mr. Herslow is being prosecuted under “freedom of the press” laws.
Another article on the same topic may be found here (in Swedish).