Free Speech Slammed in Finland as Politician is Brought up on Blasphemy Charges

About once a week something so draconian and illiberal happens I have to double check it and pinch myself to make sure this isn’t some tin foil hat thing. This is one of those terrifying and perhaps historically defining moments for classical civilization. A Finish politician is brought to court for blasphemy of Islam IN Finland. If it can happen in Finland, home of anon.petit.fi it can and will happen wherever you happen to live. Read this and be concerned.

From Tundra Tabloids:

Jussi Halla-aho to stand trial for blasphemy against Allah

Believe it or not, Finland still has blasphemy laws on the books, but there have been repeated attempts to rescind Section 10 of chapter 17 of the Finnish penal code. All attempts however, at removing the anti-modern statute from the law books have proved unsuccessful, with the latest attempt failing in 1998.

Helsinki city councilman, Jussi Halla-aho was charged with blasphemy and incitement of an ethnic-group in the Helsinki district court today, and ordered to stand trial for publishing on his blog that Islam’s prophet was a pedophile. According to the Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Jorme Kalske:

“Halla-aho had uploaded to the Internet and submitted writings to the general public, in which Islam and its sacred institutions were combined with pedophilia, and in which was also presented the robbery of pedestrians and the ooting of tax revenue was a certain national group or a specific genetic characteristic.

The charges were presented in the Helsinki District Court. Halla-aho denies the charges”

Courtesy of the blogger Vasarahammer, here is Helsinki City Councilman, Jussi Halla-aho’s post that the Finnish state wants him prosecuted for. It is addressed to Mika Illman, the Finnish state prosecuting attorney, in response of the Finnish state’s prosecution of Seppo Lehto last year.

A couple of baits for Mika Illman

State prosecutor Mika Illman’s winning streak continued a few days ago, when a specialist of rude humor Seppo Lehto was sentenced for two years and four months imprisonment and to pay tens of thousands of euros in damages for several accounts of gross defamation, incitement against an ethnic group and for religious worship (TT: blasphemy). The issue has been discussed around the internet so much that I probably don’t have to repeat the self-evident facts:

a) Filth blogs created by Lehto fulfill all possible criteria for “gross defamation” but

b) Nobody has ever been sentenced for two years and four months for these kind of crimes. I don’t blame Mika Illman, he is obviously a man worthy of his last name, who does what he thinks he is supposed to do, but those district courts that have lamely given Mika everything he dares to ask have a reason to be ashamed of themselves.

c) Illman’s selection of plaintiffs and recipients of damages consisted only of his fellow prosecutors and members of parliament, and not, for example, Teemu Lahtinen, to whom Lehto’s filth blogs possibly caused real damage during the last parliamentary election. The thinking in which public figures deserve more protection than regular citizens has so far been alien to the democratic state and rule of law.

Let’s stop talking about defamations. Lehto was also convicted of disturbing religious worship. According to the district court Lehto violated muslims’ religious worship by defaming the prophet Muhammad. Professor Jaakko Hämeen-Anttila has confirmed the interpretation according to which Muhammad is a revered figure in Islamic faith.

According to state prosecutor Mika Illman and Tampere district court insulting the prophet Muhammad is illegal, because Muhammad is revered by muslims.

(On the other hand professor Hämeen-Anttila could certainly confirm that in Christianity Jesus and God are holy figures. Of course, this doesn’t prevent anybody to defame Jesus or God freely in the way he or she chooses.)

Next I intend to throw Mika a bait:

Prophet Muhammad was a pedophile and islam revers pedophilia as a religion. Islam is a religion of pedophilia. Pedophilia is Allah’s will.

Are these statements illegal? They certainly insult muslim’s religious feelings. Let’s approach the issue logically:

As a 50 year-old man Muhammad was engaged to six or seven year old Aisha. Their marriage was “consummated” when Aisha was nine years old. It is possible to think that they were living in another age and Muhammad’s deeds must not be judged according to today’s standards, but as we have learned during the last few years, schoolbooks from the 50’s were racist when they spoke about ”negroes” (even if ”negro” was not a racist term at the time by anybody’s standards), it’s equally justified to call a child rapist who lived 1400 years ago a child rapist .´

What has to be done so that the bolded statements were not true? You must insist that

a) … Quran is not literally true (i.e Muhammad did not have sexual relations with a nine year old girl). This will not do, since according to Islamic doctrine and muslims’ opinion Quran is a literal word of Allah. Consummation and Aisha’s age cannot be denied without insulting muslims.

b) …Muhammad’s actions were not always acceptable. This will not do either, since according to muslims (and Tampere district court) criticizing Muhammad is the same as criticizing Allah and therefore blasphemy. The penalty is death. Muslim’s believe that Muhammad’s actions were the will of Allah. Because Muhammad had sexual relations with a child, that was Allah’s will as well.

As we see, all the argumentative ways to disprove the bolded statements have been theologically exhausted. The fact that Muhammad was a pedophile and Allah supported pedophilia can only be denied either by denying the literal truthfulness of Quran or Muhammad’s status as a messenger of Allah whose actions are according to the will of Allah.

Therefore I repeat my claim:

Prophet Muhammad was a pedophile and islam revers pedophilia as a religion. Islam is a religion of pedophilia. Pedophilia is Allah’s will.

The next bait reads:

Robbing bypassers and living at taxpayers’ expense as a parasite is a national, possibly genetic characteristic of Somalis.

Is this claim inappropriate? My fellow blogger Kekke filed a complaint to the Media Council for the editorial that appeared in newspaper Kaleva, in which killing people while intoxicated was described as a national, possibly genetic characteristic of Finns. Media Council dismissed the complaint. According to Council secretary Nina Porra:

”The writer probably refers to studies, in which heavy drinking has been observed to be a specific feature in Finnish drinking culture. It has also been observed that there is a correlation between intoxication and violence. The genetic backround of the problem is not handled as a fact, but the writer gives his own opinion.”

Naturally, the decisions made by Media Council are not legally binding so inquisitor Illman doesn’t have to take notice. But on the other hand, “incitement against ethnic group” is a felony and because Illman (whom the matter belongs to) has not reacted to the Kaleva article, it can be concluded that negative ethnic and genetic stereotypes can be published as long as they are not handled as facts.

We can’t think that there are different rules for different people in Finland, can we?
Naturally, not all Somalis commit robberies or live at taxpayers’ expense, but not all Finns kill while intoxicated either.

Somalis who constitute 0.2 per cent of Finland’s total population commit 12 per cent of robberies reported to the Police. One in ten Somalis living in Finland has a job. Committing robberies and living at taxpayers’ expense are a lot more common among Somalis related to their share of the population than killing while intoxicated among the ethnic Finns. Therefore, I present my assumption (that I do not regard as fact):

Robbing bypassers and living at taxpayers’ expense as a parasite is a national, possibly genetic characteristic of Somalis.

With this, I wish Mika a nice day.

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8 Replies to “Free Speech Slammed in Finland as Politician is Brought up on Blasphemy Charges”

  1. Whilst the point of your post is well made I must point out that Mohammeds peadophillic relationship with child wife Aisha is NOT actually recorded in the Quran but in the Hadith.

    The Hadiths are a collection of sayings and traditions associated with Mohammed and his earliest followers. Whilst his relationship with Aisha is well documented in the collections considered most authentic and authourative by Muslim scholars (Bukhari and Muslim) many reform-minded Muslims who are embarrassed by these accounts choose to disregard these testimonies to save face for their prophet.

    Winston

  2. Thank you Winston. There is of course a lot of opinion on this which varies widely. While I agree with yours the question needs to be asked, which opinion is acted on. As child forced marriages are common in the Islamic world and more importantly state sanctioned, we have to assume that the hadith’s are considered an authoritative text for practical purposes.
    Thank you again for your post.

  3. Whilst,

    They may be misguided, deluded or just afraid but there are many ‘reform-minded’ Muslims who genuinely believe their religion can be peacful and tolerant. I support those people in their efforts as much as I oppose traditional interpretations of Islamic texts.

    http://www.irshadmanji.com/

  4. No, it doesn’t happen “anywhere you live.” It happens in Western Europe, especially in Scandanavia, because they are spineless, cowardly, appeasing, politically correct to the point of burying their heads in the sand, morans. They have a few of the last generations of men who never had to grow a pair of balls, and now they go after the Geert Wilders’ of their peoples instead of those who are marrying off their sons to 14 year old Pakistani girls who come into Scandanavian countries by the thousands to outbreed the natives in silent jihad; who beat the crap out of the homosexuels they find on the streets; who make “no-go” zones in their communities where infidels had better not trespass; who preach separation and hatred of the very societies that support them; who take, take, and take all they can in hand-outs from the dhimmi governments of Scandanavia and laugh at them for the modern day “jizya” tax they pay to Muslims in mass; who put fatwas (death threats) on the heads of politicians and cartoonsist and writers who they think have insulted their pedophile, murdering prophet; who make fun of and mock the silent, appeasing, dhimmi attitudee of the Scandanavian populace who would rather ignore the problem in their midst than confront it and be accused of “Islamophobes”. No, this won’t “happen anywhere.” Only in Western Europe where there are no real men left to defend their culture. Instead, they feel big going after Geert Wildrs and the gentleman above.

  5. It’s the free worlds duty to save the Muslims from Islam. Muslims can not save themself, they are lost already.

    Confront Islam and the no-brainers of the world.

    You can bring people out of the Dester, but you can not bring the Desert out of people. Start saving the children. Hamas out of Palestine is a good start to save the kids.

    Humanism please

  6. Western Europe is going totally crazy with political correctness. Once again those in power are screwing over the common man. A people who have no free speech…have no freedom.
    The man who says that Muhammad was a pedophile is absolutely right.
    The man who says that Islam is a monstrous religion is absolutely right.
    The man who says that Islam harbors and breeds terrorists is absolutely right.
    Government should not have laws prohibiting the speaking of the truth.

  7. This is the verse in the quran that deals with when men can divorce their prepubescent wives. If you don’t believe me look it up. Also, if you weren’t aware, around 3,000 girls die in Yemen from complications related to having sex before they are ready in legal child marriages. Child marriages occur throughout the muslim world. This is a serious human rights issue.

    “And those who no longer expect menstruation among your women – if you doubt, then their period is three months, and [also for] those who have not menstruated. And for those who are pregnant, their term is until they give birth. And whoever fears Allah – He will make for him of his matter ease.” surah 65:4 <-This is the quran.

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