Belgian court penalizes sexagenarian for Islamophobia

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A Belgian court penalized a 65-year-old man for his hateful and racist expressions against Muslims on social media.

According to Le Soir, a Belgian daily, the criminal court in Antwerp handed a suspended sentence of 10 months in prison to sexagenarian and imposed a fine of €800 ($904) for his hate speech on Twitter.

The 65-year-old internet user -- nicknamed Fidelio -- was convicted for posting explicit violence content against Muslims, which “hurts the social order in Belgium based on tolerance and equal right principle”.

It said the convict is from northern Flemish city of Antwerp, didn't have any criminal record.