A 35-year-old man from Sandnes has been acquitted of making hateful remarks against Muslims and people with dark skin in a video in February 2019.
Jæren District Court believes that the statements were tasteless but not hateful according to section 185 of the Criminal Code, newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad writes.
In the video, which was quickly removed from YouTube due to hateful content, the 35-year-old man says that “Norway will be clean again” and “Norway will be white again.”
The man explained that he only meant to target criminal foreigners.
The court believes that the video should obviously be interpreted as an invitation to attack all foreigners but notes that that is not fully proven.
Therefore, it chose to acquit the man.
State Attorney Oddbjørn Søreide has already announced that the verdict would be appealed.
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