The New Criterion has an editorial about the wave of Muslim rapes in Sweden–“Muslim rapes” here means rapes BY Muslims OF white Swedish girls, just so there’s no misunderstanding–and they start with this Cold War joke from a book of philosophically oriented jokes by Slavoj Žižek:

The New Criterion In an old joke from the defunct German Democratic Republic, a German worker gets a job in Siberia; aware of how all mail will be read by censors, he tells his friends: “Let’s establish a code: if a letter you will get from me is written in ordinary blue ink, it is true; if it is written in red ink, it is false.” After a month, his friends get the first letter, written in blue ink: “Everything is wonderful here: stores are full, food is abundant, apartments are large and properly heated, movie theaters show films from the West, there are many beautiful girls ready for an affair—the only thing unavailable is red ink.”

In praise of red ink, March 2015

In the same way, a report from Stockholm, Sweden might say

Everything is wonderful here, the Muslim immigrant population is assimilating, and they’re not raping anybody. The only news I have to report is that an opposition politician was fined and threatened with prison for saying differently. P. S. Send pepper spray!

The New Criterion goes on:

The New CriterionDid you know that Sweden is now the rape capital of the West? Violent crime in general has risen by some 300 percent in the Scandinavian fastness since 1975, but rape, including gang rape, has soared by nearly 1,500 percent, from 421 reported cases in 1975 to 6,620 in 2014.

Why do we mention 1975? Because that was the year the Swedish legislature decided to adopt a policy of multiculturalism and set about transforming Sweden from a largely homogenous society into an aggressively multiethnic one.

Muslim immigrants from Iraq, Syria, Libya, and, especially, Somalia poured into the country. Snapshot: in 2002, 85 percent of those sentenced to at least two years in prison for rape were foreign-born or second-generation immigrants.

This is not the sort of statistic—and there are plenty more where that came from—calculated to mollify multiculturalists. Indeed, such statistics are red-ink enablers. Michael Hess, a member of the Sweden Democrat Party, got it exactly right when he observed that “it is deeply rooted in Islam’s culture to rape and brutalize women who refuse to comply with Islamic teachings. There is a strong connection between rapes in Sweden and the number of immigrants from MENA countries [Middle East and North Africa].”

For saying that, Hess was handed a fine and a suspended jail sentence by a Swedish court.

Was what he said untrue? Didn’t matter. Truth was not something the court cared about: “The Court notes that the question of whether or not Michael Hess’s pronouncement is true, or appeared to be true to Michael Hess, has no bearing on the case. Michael Hess’s statement must be judged based on its timing and context.”

Think about that a moment. Whether or not a pronouncement is true “has no bearing on the case.”

Yes, that’s the whole point of hate speech laws.