Man faces jail for calling for the murder of Jews on social media - The Post

Man faces jail for calling for the murder of Jews on social media

‘Death to Jews’ Facebook page violates racism laws, court says

A man is on trial for having an anti-semitic Facebook page (photo: Kvarki 1)
April 15th, 2015 12:20 pm| by Ray W

UPDATE: The judge in the case found the defendant guilty and sentenced him to 60 days in jail, rejecting the man’s argument that he was “Just trying to start the debate”.

A 48-year-old man will appear in court in Glostrup today charged with violating racism laws on his ‘Death to Jews’ Facebook page.

“According to the charges, he mocked and threatened Jews on his page in a way that amounted to propaganda. We are asking for prison time,” prosecutor Rasmus Petersen told TV2 News.

Not guilty
Defence lawyer Klaus Henriques said the news of the bombing of a school on the Gaza strip pushed his client over the edge.

“The news report pushed him to write ill-considered things on Facebook out of sheer frustration and powerlessness,” said Henriques.

READ MORE: Does Denmark have a racism problem?

Henriques said his client was not really advocating that Jews be murdered

“As a society we are going completely over the top,” he said. “Just because you write that Jews should be eradicated, it does not necessarily mean anyone would do it.”