Dymphna at Gates of Vienna sent these two must-read posts:
Muzzled in Finland
One of the foremost Finnish immigration and islam critical bloggers Mikko Ellilä is facing a police investigation concerning his blog posts.
Please read the posts in full; Dymphna and the Baron are suggesting we take action: Finland Cracks Down
1. If you are a blogger, publicize this on your blog. If you are Finnish, and have additional information on Mikko Ellilä, send it in to us or to other blogs to add to the publicity. In particular, a photo would help — I couldn’t find one.
2. Contact the Finnish authorities. For our American readers, the Finnish embassy has a handy US map with state-by-state contact information here.
Here’s the main contact info for their embassy in Washington:
Embassy of Finland
3301 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington D.C. 20008
Tel. 1-202-298 5800
Fax: 1-202-298 6030
As a follow-up,follow-up,
The Finnish government is apparently trying to impose Chinese-style totalitarian censorship on the internet. Since the parliament would not approve of any new censorship laws, the government is trying to impose censorship ILLEGALLY by abusing existing laws against hate speech. Such laws were originally obviously meant to be used against Nazi-style “kill all Jews” rhetoric, but since the Muslims use that kind of rhetoric all the time, and THEY are not being interrogated by the police, whereas people who say things like “Islam is a totalitarian ideology” ARE interrogated, the hate speech laws are obviously being used AGAINST their original purpose.
Again, this is an extremely important issue. Do not give in.
I emailed today.
You believe something like this can’t happen here?
Well, think again.
Any number of groups eager to force their views upon their opponents and their opponents’ audiences would swarm aboard any such enterprise. Imagine a law that would require Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch to permit “rebuttal” entries from CAIR, ISNA, or the Muslim Brotherhood. Consider the prospect of environmentalists and global warming flacksters being legally entitled to “equal time” on contrary Websites. Or imagine, if you can, giving Al Sharpton or Louis Farrakhan the legal privilege of forcing a “rebuttal” into this document, in the name of “fairness.”
Combine “fairness doctrine” legislation with “hate speech” legislation, some of which is already pending before several state legislatures, and what would anyone be allowed to say without fear of prosecution or a crippling legal action?