Lars Hedegaard’s “Racism” Case Goes Before Supreme Court

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On Friday, April 13, 2012, President of the Danish Free Press Society Lars Hedegaard had his day in the Danish Supreme Court — to which he has appealed his previous conviction for so-called “hate speech.” Below is an English translation of his final words to the Court:

Honourable Supreme Court,

My attorney has presented juridical arguments to the effect that I must be acquitted and I shall refrain from elaborating.

However, allow me to express my quiet bafflement that somebody can claim that it has been my intention to accuse every last Muslim father in the world of abusing his children – particularly in light of the fact that I have carefully explained that it was never my intention to disseminate such an absurd contention.

For precisely that reason, I would have welcomed an opportunity to review the statements I now stand accused of having uttered before they were placed on the Internet. If the interviewer had fulfilled this basic journalistic obligation, I would have demanded that my remarks be corrected so as to reflect my true opinions and the prosecutor could have saved the trouble of dragging me through the courts.

I am even more baffled at one of the claims about my person that has been circulated in connection with this case, namely that I am a racist. I have never been, I am not now and I shall never be a racist. On the contrary, all my life I have opposed racist attitudes, by which I mean hatred towards and denigrating speech about people due their descent, skin color or other so-called racial characteristics – in other words, antipathy against or ill treatment of people due to circumstances over which they have no control.

Islam is not a race and therefore criticism of Islam cannot be racism.

Islam, which lurks behind this entire case, has been described from a variety of viewpoints. Some say that it is a religion, others that is an all-encompassing ideology that contains a religion, still others emphasize its cultural norms, its culturally transmitted customs and practices. Some even maintain that Islam is so multifaceted that it is impossible to describe it.

But regardless of one’s approach, it must be clear that Islam is not a hereditary human attribute.

If our Western freedom means anything at all, we must insist that every grown-up person is responsible for his or her beliefs, opinions, culture, habits and actions.

We enjoy political freedom and we enjoy freedom of religion. This implies a largely unlimited right to disseminate one’s political persuasion and religious beliefs. That is as it should be. But the price we all have to pay for this freedom is that others have a right to criticise our politics, our religion and our culture.

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  • Anthony

    He asserts to be court his liberal bona fides, he is not racist. No sir, not a drop of racism in his mind.

    Does he really think telling the court this will earn him one iota of leniency from a body whose purpose is not justice, but ideology? That court in all instances relating to Islam acts as a defacto proxy of Islamic power against the interests of both the state, and Western Civilization herewith foreword known as globalism.

    Lars is a man without a country. Because the machinery of state is designed to ensure his own extinction. When Lars asserts he is not now, or ever will be a racist, you see the power of the liberal narrative to shape “racism” as worse than any and all other crimes. Mind you “racism” is in all people in one form

    or another and is mostly a thought crime. Charges of “racism” ruin lives, and apply exclusively towards white people. Real “racists”like the hateful millions welcomed to Europe and America, and whose agenda is telling whites they are racists, are considered by kangaroo courts like this to be benign.

    Defining “racism” is easy, and makes all people thought criminals. If you want your country to remain true to its historic demographic history, you are racist. If. Moslems and their ways scare you, you are racist. If you are upset that whole areas of your country resemble the Third World, you are racist. If your daughter wants to marry outside her race and you do not like it, you are racist. If you notice unmistakable signs that a people are opposite and of a different temperament from your fellow countrymen, you are racist.

    My question is this. Since when did all the normal human ranges of experience above that I described become crimes? Meanwhile, the actions of the people imported into our countries not only forces unwanted change to the host societies, but all manner of chaos.

    Basically self preservation has been outlawed in the former lands of the white, Christian West. That reality, is what Real Racism looks like, and woe to us, when, like in modern South Africa, we are fully under its control.

    All forms of resistance fall under the rubric of “racism”. If resisting invasion is racist, than why not simply say “yes, I am racist, and it is not a crime to be ignorant, or otherwise so inclined. Now, I ask the court to demonstrate how charges of ” racism” are not itself a tryrannical method designed to alter societies? I furthermore request that the court demonstrate how anti racialism is itself not a crime against a target population designed to destroy a people’s control over their own national destiny?”

    I ask the court, “what EXACTLY do we as a people, with our own families, history, traditions, religion and culture, owe all humanity?

  • Stan Lee

    The man is sounding a call for Danes to realize that their nation is being hijacked from within. What does it take for this passive people to awaken to the fact that their own laws are being manipulated against them for one reason and one reason only….the replacement of Denmark and its history as we've known it, to a shariah dominated society. What the Nazis couldn't do, Danish courts are doing for Islam.

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  • Schlomotion

    "Islam is not a race and therefore criticism of Islam cannot be racism."

    Sure it can. Jews are the same thing as Muslims and they accuse people of racism all the time.

    • Elliott

      So in your opinion, Muslims are a "thing". Could you define what "thing" they are?
      Please provide examples of how Jews "accuse people of racism all the time".
      Then, please provide us with your definition of the word "race".
      Finally, what on earth does "Sure it can" mean?
      Can you please type your messages in meaningful English. Otherwise they aren't worth the two column inches they take up.
      Your comments indicate, quite clearly, that you have ABSOLUTELY NO IDEA WHAT RACISM IS!

      • Schlomotion

        Asking a person a bunch of questions does not mean that information was lacking in the first place. You sure do make a lot of requests of me using the sophistical "us." I really don't care to get into Marxist semiotics over what a Muslim is or the tedious act of compiling a list of the numerous incidents of Zionist race-baiting in print. I made a good, clear point and expended some calories as I saw fit, and now you think you can boldly convince me to expend more on your make-work tasks by posing as an editor. Presumably you have some slings and arrows and theatrical conclusions that you can draw from my noncompliance. I will simply say that Word Parsing 101 is passe.

        • reader

          " I made a good, clear point and expended some calories as I saw fit, and now you think you can boldly convince me to expend more on your make-work tasks by posing as an editor."


  • Anthony

    I know what racism is. It is firstly a crime worse than all other crimes, even if the crime exists only in the mind of the victim.

    Secondly, it is a major industry, and political force, and religion – COMBINED.

    THIRDLY, it exists to destroy those deserving of success, and profiting those deemed “discriminated”….

    …by evil actors high up In the corporation known as Racism, Inc.

  • Harry

    So everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY White country and ONLY into White countries.
    The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.
    Everyone says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY White country and ONLY White countries to “assimilate,” i.e., intermarry, with all those non-Whites.
    What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?
    How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?
    And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?
    But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the White race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.
    They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-White.
    Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.

  • D S Dunlap

    The only RACE problem, as I see it, is that everyone is so focused on the concept. If we took the time to look as people according to what they did as individuals, things would be better.

    Of course, Islam is NOT a race… it's a political ideology claiming to be a religion.

  • Jim

    So why worry? Become a Muslim everybody and you can get away with any thing.
    A little opposition research . See if you can't find something one of the Danish over lords have done that might be considered anti Islamic.

    Ask on of the over lords if it is Ok to murder your adulterous wife.