Skip to comments.Finland's Supreme Court Nixes Free Speech About Islam
Posted on 06/14/2012 4:35:34 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Finland's Supreme Court has found a prominent politician guilty of defaming Islam for "Islamophobic" comments he made on his personal blog.
The ruling represents a major setback for free speech in a Europe that is becoming increasingly stifled by politically correct restrictions on free speech, particularly on issues related to Islam and Muslim immigration.
The Helsinki-based Supreme Court ruled on June 8 that Finns Party MP Jussi Kristian Halla-aho was guilty of "inciting hatred against an ethnic group" for blog posts he made in 2008 which compared Islam to paedophilia, and for sarcastic comments which insinuated that immigrants from Somalia are predisposed to stealing and living off welfare.
In its ruling, the court said that hate speech does not fall under the protections afforded by the freedom of speech, even though Halla-aho said his comments were a protest against public policy and not against Islam and Mohammed per se.
Halla-aho, who has become well known in Finland and elsewhere for his well-argued essays criticizing multiculturalism and runaway immigration, was ordered to pay a hefty fine and delete the comments from his blog.
Halla-aho maintains a blog called Scripta, which deals with issues such as "immigration, multiculturalism, tolerance, racism, freedom of speech and political correctness." His blog attracts thousands of readers every day, and the Tampere-based newspaper Aamulehti has described him the best-known political blogger in Finland. Halla-aho's notoriety has placed the guardians of Finnish multiculturalism on maximum alert.
In a blog post in June 2008, Halla-aho wrote that the Islamic prophet Mohammed was a paedophile, and that Islam is a religion of paedophilia because Mohammed had sexual intercourse with his wife, Aisha, when she was only nine years old.
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He continued: "My sentences about Mohammed and Islam were not opinions, but inescapably logical conclusions based on known facts. I did not use the word 'paedophile' as psychopathological concept, but in its popular meaning of a person having sex with children. The traditional Muslim knowledge, the Hadith literature, tells us that Mohammed had sex with his wife Aisha when she was nine years old. A nine-year-old is seen as a child today, and physically she was a child in 7th century, no matter what her judicial status was. Therefore, if Mohammed had sex with Aisha and Aisha was a child, Mohammed had sex with a child. That Mohammed is a holy figure to Muslims cannot make him immune to criticism in West, especially if criticism is based on undisputed facts."
Pippi Longstocking must come to the rescue, so long as she hasn't married and had sex with Muhammed.
And when Islam politically takes over your country, then what? Islam is murdering people, men, women, children, and you have the audacity to side with them? I hope Finland gets taken over by Islam.
The truth is politically incorrect.
“The ruling represents a major setback for free speech in a Europe....”
It is not so much a major setback for free speech but more a major step forward for the relentless spread of Islam.
Islam really does not need to use the sword to conquer — the spineless politicians and legislators in the West will do it for them without their urging.
The likes of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda are putting too much effort by committing violence in their attempts to conquer the West — all they have to do is to be patient and let Western politicians do the dirty work for them.
well ,just stick a fork in Finland
Unfortunately, it seems that European countries primarily grant deference based upon what the minority group might do if they don't.
A lot of European countries are going to bend over to Islam. Islam is the Satanic religion John talked about in his Revelation. I personally will not be one who will go under without a fight against that so-called religion.
It’s time for another crusade, but first we have to silence the idiots in the West who don’t know Islam is the enemy.
Islam cannot exist in a modern country. They will destroy Finland first and rule over the third world ruins.
I don’t hope the Finns get taken over by Islam. I hope the Finnish courts do, though. That’s when these magistrates will get what they deserve.
One needn’t “compare Islam to paedophilia”.
One can just point out that Mohammed ****ed a 9 year old girl.
The Koran says so.
And Muslims are supposed to emmulate Mohammed.
So now I guess it’s against Finnish law to publish the Hadith, because it states there that Mohammed f@#$#@@ed a nine-year-old. Use it.
This wouldn't be surprising ~ that's the way they were handling it in Belgium until they found that guy with a dungeon full of little girls.
Even the French are soft on these guys provided they keep it in the suburbs (where the Moslems live).
Perhaps the Finns would like to catch up with the 21st Century.