Tina Petersen, a former MP for Dansk Folkeparti (DF) and current Svendborg city councillor, has been indicted for racism for a photo on her Facebook page in April that compared Muslims to rubbish.

"Hehe ... Remember to take out the big trash tomorrow ;-)))…" Petersen wrote next to a manipulated photo of a burka-clad Muslim woman and child who were made to resemble the two rubbish bags they are standing next to.

Although the image was taken down, several screenshots appeared in the media showing not only the offensive picture, but Petersen continuing to joke with her Facebook followers in a manner degrading to Muslims.

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