Sweden Preparing to Outlaw Anti-semitism; Legislation Being Drafted

Semitic and other racist propaganda, it was revealed today in an announcement by the Department of Justice that it has prepared a report regarding legislative action to incorporate a ban on spreading racial and religious hatred into the Swedish legal code.

The report recommends that prison sentences be imposed on persons spreading untrue assertions, rumors, insults or threats concerning individuals or groups of any origin or faith. The governments action is believed here to be a reply to the agitation by the small Swedish Nazi groups whose propaganda has become particularly violent since the influx of refugees from Denmark.

Democratic members of the Riksdag, including Fredrik Storem, former mayor of Stockholm, have expressed the hope that the Justice Department’s recommendations will be introduced at the current session of the Swedish parliament.

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