Threat toward the judge in racism case against hairdresser

Sandnes & Jæren District CourtSandnes & Jæren District Court.Photo: Kent Skibstad / Scanpix

There has been made a threat toward the judge who will hear the case against the barber who refused a woman with hijab access. Jæren district court takes a serious view on it and will report the case.

The message arrived in my mail Wednesday, writes the newspaper Stavanger Aftenblad.

“The Muslims will soon be expelled from Norway. Make sure you do not get thrown out with them, “said the email, which was sent from the person’s work email.

Magistrate Annemarie Aarrestad from Jæren district court believes the email may be a violation of Penal Code Section 157 – about counteracting the judiciary. This will be reported to the police, she says.

– This is about the rule of law. It goes directly on the independence of those who must ensure that the rule of law.

It is not only judges who there may be an attempt at affecting. It applies to all acting in the court. We would see it equally serious it if it was the lawyer of the defendants who received threats, said the Magistrate.

The trial against hairdresser Merete Hodne starts Thursday. She has refused to take a fine for having refused the 23-year-old woman with headscarf access to the salon.

Hodne has been active in the organizations Stop Islamisation of Norway, Norwegian Defence League and Pegida.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today