Prosecutor Gisela Sjövall announced last week that she would not prosecute a 23-year-old man who had posted the black ISIS flag on his Facebook page in June.
Police in Laholm, a town on Sweden’s west coast, had launched a criminal investigation into the man, who comes originally from Syria, on suspicion of committing "hate speech".
“Put simply, one can say that he is expressing contempt for “all others”, and not against a specific ethnic group,” Sjövall told Sweden’s SVT broadcaster.
She said that while the swastika had now come to symbolise a hatred for Jews, the same could not yet be said of the IS flag.
It’s as if the west is begging for it’s own demise.
On the up side, it may make it easier to identify the enemy within.