MP investigated for hate-speech blog post

A Sweden Democrat MP is to be investigated for hate speech, following an article about Somalis on his blog last year.

Thoralf Alfsson wrote in the blog that for each Somali immigrant that gets a residence permit in Sweden, the amount of money reaching the terrorist organisation al-Shabaab will grow.

Last year, local prosecutors in Kalmar decided not to launch a formal investigation against Alfsson, but after a complaint by an anti-racist action group the Director of Public Prosecution in Malmö decided on Friday to commence a preliminary inquiry into the case, Swedish Radio News reports.

The DDP writes that the comments in the blog "are not part of an objective and authentic discussion, and the claims are disparaging and unnecessarily offensive to the group."