SWEDEN -- A newly arrived immigrant in Värmland is highly troubled over a car window sticker about "Mohammed," and why it's not stopped. But it's not contrary to Swedish law, according to the police.
Newly arrived Syrian asylum seeker Mohamad Anas Najibeh, is shocked and upset after he had seen a window sticker on a car in Sunne. So upset that he contacted the police and demanded that they would do something about it, writes NWT.
- It is hate speech! he says to the newspaper.
Mohamad tells the local newspaper that the sticker was depicting a picture of the Prophet Mohammed, a veiled woman and a text with sexual words. Reportedly, the decal Mohamad had spotted is a variation of the classic bumper sticker "Do not laugh Svensson, your daughter could be in the back seat," only replaced with "Mohammed" and "your veiled daughter," making it: "Do not laugh Mohammed, your veiled daughter could be in the back seat."
The sticker comes in slightly different versions, some of which are more sexual explicit than others. And Mohamad believes it offends him as a Muslim and the Muslim prophet having to see such a message in Sweden.
- We are guests in this country. You can not insult the guests in your home, he says.
The police have actually put resources into trying to get hold of the car with the offensive sticker, but failed to find it.
Police officer Morgan Olsson says that Muslim immigrants tend to take messages related to their religion very personal. At the same time he clarifies that it is not illegal to drive around with such a sticker on the car.
- It is not contrary to Swedish law, he says.
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