Saturday, March 28, 2009

Free speech death watch: Finnish politician to be tried for blaspheming Islam

From Jihad Watch:


Besides blasphemy, Halla-aho was "ordered to stand trial for publishing on his blog that Islam's prophet was a pedophile." Here again we encounter the Orwellian, or perhaps more precisely Alice-In-Wonderland, Through-the-Looking-Glass quality of today's public discourse. The collection of traditions of Muhammad that Muslims consider most reliable, Sahih Bukhari, affirms in no less than five places that Aisha was six when Muhammad took her and nine when he consummated the marriage (vol. 5, bk. 58, no. 234; vol. 5 bk. 58 no. 236; vol. 7 bk. 62 no. 64; vol. 7 bk. 62 no. 65; and vol. 7 bk. 62 no. 88). It is also in Sunan Abu Dawud (bk. 41 no. 4915), another of the Sahih Sittah, the six hadith collections Muslims accept as most reliable.

The concept of pedophilia did not exist in Muhammad's day. His marriage to Aisha was not unusual in the context of the time; but it becomes extremely problematic, and conducive to pedophilia, when Muhammad is held up as the "excellent example of conduct" (Qur'an 33:21) for all time, and followed in this in our own day. And child marriage is indeed common in some areas of the Islamic world -- notably Afghanistan, but it is by no means limited to Afghanistan only.

In any case, in light of all that, Halla-aho was saying something perfectly reasonable. I hope he will be able to bring some of this evidence in his own defense.

Free Speech Death Watch Update: "Free Speech Slammed in Finland as Politician is Brought up on Blasphemy Charges.......," from Tundra Tabloids, March 27:

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"


Damien said...


Basically he was arrested because he told the truth instead of the politically correct lie.

Pastorius said...

Yep. Welcome to the 21st Century, huh?

maybe they could burn him at the stake like a Witch.

Anonymous said...

It appears to me that there is a much bigger issue here. And Tundra Tabloids have joinded only a few of the dots.
It seems that the Finnish Attorneys office is going after every body who is critical of the rampant immigration which is in full swing in Finland, And in Jussi Halla-aho,s case they are using blasphemy laws, and involving isslam as a pretext,as they have already done when they succede in closing down the sites of other bloggers Mikko Ellilä, Tomashot, and Jiri Keronen, and not forgetting Seppo Lehto.
There is another very disturbing case going on at the moment which is slipping under the radar, due to the fact that it is a white nationalist involved. What make this case more alarming is that the US of Obamaland is involved.
Just because the guy is a white nationalist is no reason for us to ignore what is going on, as it is still going to affect us espcially when Obamaland is involved. This could be a warning to what we will be seeing in the isslamization/obamaization of America.
Yesterday, i tried to put the spotlight on the case of Henrik Holappa in the comments at Jihad Watch, without links in respect to Robert Spencer, but it seems he deleted my posts already.
Holappa,s case is almost identical to Richard the Lionheart,s who was also a nationalist, but Richard was not arrested, but that was pre-obama
It looks like America is not a safe haven any longer.
It is only a question of time before the US of Obamaland starts following what we see happening in Europe.
I will now post what was deleted at Jihad Watch.

Pastorius said...

I don't get it. Why would Robert Spencer delete the story, if you posted it without links?

I understand his not wanting to be associated with the BNP, or another racist organization, but if the story is true, then what's the problem with disseminating the info.

Perhaps he doesn't believe the story is true?

Maybe what we should do in the case of stories which come from disreputable sources is to state that we're not sure we can trust the source, and ask people to please provide info that the story is not true, if it is, indeed, false.

Of course, we don't want to just start throwing up every accusation of rape on IBA. I generally do not post stories of individual crimes at IBA. I generally only post stories which show patterns of behavior, or are national or international incidents. If it's an individual crime, it would have to be extremely egregious for me to post on it.

Anonymous said...

The story did not come from BNP, it came from a source I know Both you and Spencer loath, also I do not like in any way, except some times they have info that is no where else, such as this case.

I know of quite few stories that where on the "disreputable sources" months before the started appearing in the MSM ,and then went big on the blogsphere.

Pastorius said...

From what I can tell, you didn't even link them over at your blog. Am I right, or did I just miss the link somehow?