A story making headlines in some media outlets claims that a man was convicted in Sweden for 'eating bacon' in front of women wearing veils. But the reality is that the man was charged after insulting them on the grounds of their ethnicity and religion.
The incident, which happened on a commuter train to Stockholm suburb Märsta in 2015, saw a 52-year-old man walk up to a group of three women who were wearing veils, then hold bacon in front of their face and demand that they should eat it.
When the three women changed to different seats, the man followed them. He also said he "hates Muslims". Attunda District Court judged that the man's intention was to insult the three passengers on the grounds of their ethnic origin and creed.