An elderly woman in Sweden could potentially face jail time after getting slapped with a hate crime charge for penning a Facebook post that was deemed offensive for targeting the countryâ€™s sizable migrant population.
The post, which dates back to 2015, ran afoul of the countryâ€™s ultra-PC government for contending that some immigrants set fire to cars and relieve themselves in the streets. According to the prosecutors in the case, the 70-year-old woman should face a hefty punishment for violating the law in a way that affects the public at large.
While the woman has admitted to writing the Facebook post, which was screenshotted by the prosecution, she claims that she has done nothing illegal and was simply exercising her ability to express her opinions on social media.
If the charge of â€śhatred against the peopleâ€ť goes through, the woman could face up to two years in prison and/or large fines for committing the sin of speaking out against Swedenâ€™s documented migrant crisis. Certain circumstances could even see the woman get sentenced to a prison term between six months to four years.
The Swedish government was blindsided in 2015 after receiving a whopping 160,000 asylum applications, an enormous amount for a small country that only has a population of 9.5 million. Authorities quickly created a pro-migrant culture and welcomed droves of asylum seekers while censuring those who criticized their policies.
Now, the public services sector has desperately scrambled to keep up with the swell in demand, while law enforcement has been handed the unenviable task of policing people who have largely refused to assimilate into Swedish culture. In some cities, certain areas have been officially deemed â€śno-go zonesâ€ť where sex crimes, drug trafficking, and attacks on police officers are commonplace.