Aug 29 2010
Liberal Swedish TV4 has refused to broadcast a campaign ad from right wing Swedish Democrats because it shows an elderly woman with a walker being chased by a group of burqa-clad Muslim women pushing baby carriages. The message promises to safeguard pension funding by reducing Muslim immigration.
Liberal Islamist-apologists would probably get it banned in this country, too.
The voiceover says, “All politics are about priorities — now you have a choice.” […] “The film is contrary to the democracy clause in
the Radio and Television Act and also against democracy clauses which the Sweden Democrats, among others, have adopted for the equality of all people, regardless of whether it is the European Convention or the UN Charter,” [TV4 CEO Jan Scherman] said.
“The film is also against the constitution act on freedom of speech that prohibits hate speech,” Scherman added. Per Hultmangård, a lawyer at the Swedish Media Publishers’ Association (Tidningsutvgivarna), came to a different conclusion. “I cannot see how this would be hate speech,” he told news agency TT. “This is an election ad. The scope is wide for what one can say. They simply play on people’s fears. Legally, it is within the allowable framework.”