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Swedish Defence League leader jailed

Kamil Ryba, SDL

Swedish Defence League leader jailed

The anti-fascist publication Expo has reported that Kamil Ryba, head of the EDL’s sister organisation the Swedish Defence League, has been sentenced to six months in prison for threatening the staff at GT, the Göteborg edition of the Swedish daily Expressen.

Ryba turned up at the GT offices last December to protest against Expressen publishing the names of people who had anonymously incited racial hatred. He threw an egg and said he would come back with a knife next time. Ryba subsequently returned and left a package containing a knife and a copy of the Qur’an, which was addressed to the editors of Expressen and GT. The package was seen as a possible bomb threat and GT staff were forced to evacuate the building.

Ryba pleaded not guilty. According to GT, he claimed that by including a knife with the Qur’an he intended to convey that Islam is a violent ideology, not a religion. However, he was convicted of the offence of violating civil liberty, on the grounds that he had made threats that endangered freedom of expression. Ryba’s lawyer stated that he will appeal against the verdict.

Kamil Ryba with Lennon, Spencer and Geller

Kamil Ryba with Stephen Lennon (“Tommy Robinson”), Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller at ‘counterjihad’ rally in Stockholm in 2012

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  • Yausari

    Tommy’s in jail and now this guy. Yknow Islamophobia have a lot to do with criminals.

  • mindy1

    Hope he gets a big black muslim roomie who is aware of what he did

  • mindy1

    this is their response :/

  • golden izanagi

    well we can be sure that spencer and geller are most likely very busy writing a highly detailed article condemning this mans actions http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3HXefD41wI

  • Talking_fish_head

    I think it has to do with the “Skinhead” subculture.

    “A skinhead is a member of a subculture that originated among working class youths in London, England in the 1960s and then soon spread to other parts of the United Kingdom, and later to other countries around the world. Named for their close-cropped or shaven heads, the first skinheads were greatly influenced by West Indian (specifically Jamaican) rude boys and British mods, in terms of fashion, music and lifestyle.[1] Originally, the skinhead subculture was mainly based on those elements, not politics or race, in fact many British Skinheads during the 1960s were Black.”[sic]

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skinhead

  • Talking_fish_head

    Looks like we have another Brevik wannabe

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