Thursday, May 03, 2007

Here That, Finland?
We're Gunning
For You Next


From Atlas Shrugs:


MUZZLED IN FINLAND

Vasarahammer posted an appeal in the comments of this morning’s post, on behalf a fellow bloger in Finland:

[...]I have a message, a freedom of speech alert, to be specific.

One of the foremost Finnish immigration and islam critical bloggers Mikko Ellilä is facing a police investigation concerning his blog posts.

Mikko posts in Finnish in his blog.

Mikko is due to have a hearing in the local Police department and I believe he is about to face an investigation for incitement against a group of people (hets mot folkgrupp). So far, no charges have been pressed.

Read on and then go to Baron's follow up here;

A followup to yesterday’s report: I just got a note from Vasarahammer, with his summary of Mikko Ellilä’s situation. Mr. Ellilä is a Finnish writer and blogger who has been summoned by the police for a hearing under Finland’s “incitement against groups” law.

Several commenters have expressed the opinion that this whole business is likely to amount to nothing, and that Mr. Ellilä’s case will be dismissed when he goes in for his hearing on Monday.
But we’re not going to take that for granted. A little international pressure will help concentrate the mind of the Finnish government and make it realize its mistake in harassing Mikko Ellilä.
I suggest a two-pronged plan:


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 U.S.A Tel. +1-202-298 5800 Fax: +1-202-298 6030 E-mail: sanomat.was@formin.fi Homepage: www.finland.org

Don’t be shy: remind the Finnish authorities how highly-regarded free speech is in their country. It seems that they may have forgotten that.

Busting bloggers for the crime of opinion aint cool.


As I always say at the beginning of my radio show:

We the people have declared ourselves to be the paralell government of the entire world. All of us, every single man, woman, and child on the face of the Earth were born endowed by our Creator the same unalienable rights; and these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

And, if the governments of the world can't get that through their thick heads, then regime change will be necessary.

Here that, Finland?

We're gunning for you next.