Sharing a joke on Twitter is now a crime in this particular country

A 32-year-old woman was interrogated by police, had her DNA taken and was then imprisoned for the “crime” of sharing a joke meme about religion on Facebook.

While the meme is no doubt offensive to people from that religion who do not possess a sense of humour, similar religious jokes have been made about other religions without anyone getting arrested.

Below is a selection of ‘offensive’ religious memes. See if you can guess which one landed the woman in prison.







The answer is (D)

The woman profusely apologized for the post, claiming she thought it was aimed at members of ISIS, while asserting that her best friend was Muslim and that she was ill at the time with a fever when she posted the image.

This did not satisfy authorities, who proceeded to interrogate her about her thoughts on Sweden’s “multicultural society” and whether she had “something against Muslims”. The woman insisted she was against the Islamic State, not individual Muslims.

Muslim protest in Australia

This is Orwellian. No one is going to put anyone in jail for mocking Christianity or Judaism or grill them on whether or not they have something against Christians or Jews. Muslims can hold up signs calling for non-Muslims, Christians and Jews to be slaughtered without being arrested. Even in Australia, it is happening. The double standard is appalling.


However, Gothenburg prosecutor Sara Toreskog decided to proceed with charges of hate speech and the woman now faces two years in prison.

Two years in prison for sharing a joke on Twitter. Let that sink in.

As we have exhaustively documented, Sweden is an authoritarian country that prosecutes people for satire and telling the truth.

Last year, a 70-year-old Swedish woman was prosecuted for hate speech for saying she saw migrants setting fire to cars, something that happens all the time in Sweden.

Swedish police officer Peter Springare is also under investigation for merely observing that “foreign-born offenders” are largely responsible for the country’s gang rape problem.

Last year, Sweden put YouTube star PewDiePie, their biggest export since Abba and Ikea furniture, on an official hate list.

A left wing group in the country is collecting social media posts and attempting to track down the authors for their “crimes of opinion.” The group has been mainly successful in exposing elderly people for “inciting hate” on social media.[…]



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