Swedish prosecutors have effectively legalised the display and use of the Islamic State (ISIS) battle flag by refusing to prosecute a Muslim male who used an image of it as his Facebook profile.Who announced the following stupefier:
An unidentified 23-year-old was the subject of a complaint to police after he set an image of the ISIS flag as his profile picture. Swedish police passed the case onto the prosecutor who after deliberation decided to not pursue it.
Whether the Islamic State flag is a symbol of hatred akin to the German National Socialist Swastika has never been tried in court — and may now never be after the decision by prosecutor Gisela Sjövall.
“You could say that merely waving a flag of IS in the current situation can not be considered hate speech. It is not an expression of disrespect towards any [particular] ethnic group."Stunningly ignorant indeed. The flag symbolizes hostility towards anybody considered an infidel in Islamic terms.