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I CARE - - Denmark: Ex-MP fined for equating Muslims with Hitler

22.8.15

I CARE - - News - Internet Centre Anti Racism Europe: 18/8/2015- A Glostrup court found Mogens Camre, a 79-year-old former MP and MEP for the Danish People’s Party and current member of the Gladsaxe city council, guilty of racism on Tuesday and slapped him with an 8,000 kroner fine. The conviction was for a tweet Camre wrote in in July 2014 that compared Muslims to Adolf Hitler. "Regarding the Jews' situation in Europe: The Muslims are continuing where Hitler left off. Only the same treatment Hitler received will change the situation." Two separate individuals filed racism charges against Camre after his tweet garnered national attention. Camre immediately filed an appeal against the decision and said that his controversial tweet was due to the popular social media platform’s 140-character limit. “I can only say that to express myself in a precise way would have taken more than 140 keystrokes. That is the problem,” he said in court, according to broadcaster DR.


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