Mar 12 2011
The poster included the words: “He is 53 and she is nine. Is this the kind of wedding we want to see in Sweden?”
Civil Liberty –A Swedish politician has been found not guilty of agitation against an ethnic group (Muslims) by a jury in Malmo in southern Sweden after he produced a poster depicting a naked Muhammad with his nine-year-old wife, Aisha.
Carl P Herslow, the leader of a small populist regional party in the Scania province, admitted producing the poster but said the aim of the poster was to encourage debate about Islam’s compatibility with democracy and equality, rather than insult Muslims.
After deliberating for less than an hour, the Malmo jury, which are only used in Sweden for freedom of speech cases, told the court that the courageous politician was not guilty of agitation against Muslims.
About 30% of Malmo’s inhabitants are of foreign origin, predominantly Muslim, and even without counting second generation immigrants, this puts Malmo as the Swedish city with the most immigrants per capita.