TO requires fine against rapper Ismo for insult gays and jews

TO requires fine against rapper Ismo for insult gays and jews

The Public Ministry last Thursday, in the appeal claimed that the Breda-based rapper Ismo, a fine of 1,500 euros, of which 500 euros conditionally, must pay due to offensive lyrics about homosexuals, and jews in a rap.

In addition, it claims that the rap one man, one removed from Youtube. The decision of the appeal on 21 February.

On april 28, 2014 placed rapper Ismo, the stage name of Ismail Houllich, the rap with the corresponding video clip on YouTube. In the rap lyrics to be heard as “queers I do not give hand” and “I hate those fucking jews more than the nazis.” The rap led to several declarations for insult and discrimination.

The court spoke Houllich in december 2015, free, because the rapper statements made which fall within the artistic expression and fall under the right of freedom of expression. It was did not agree and argued appeals in.

“Discrimination on grounds of race and sexual orientation cannot be tolerated and must be adequately addressed to be,” said the ORDER. “Especially when it comes to strong insulting statements like that made by the defendant are made.”


According TO the statements in the rap to the limit of the freedom of expression exceeded. “The defendant has insulting remarks made punishable. The statements relating to jews and homosexuals are also unnecessarily hurtful.”

It points out that the required sanction in the higher occupation in place is because the rapper is famous wants to be. “When you have a large audience to reach, it brings responsibility with it. Houllich seem to have an eye for the people he hurt.”

Houllich says that is not the meaning to to hurt people’s feelings. The video clip is still online.

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