Vasarahammer posted an appeal in the comments of this morning’s post, on behalf a fellow bloger in Finland:
Sorry to disturb a perfectly appropriate thread.
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.
So if Baron or Dymphna would be so kind to contact me, so I could provide you with the details of the case if you are interested.
I’ve written to Vasarahammer, and we will be working on it. Meanwhile, here is his appeal — he and other Finnish readers are invited to provide further information.
I talked it over with Christine of Vigilant Freedom, and here’s the information she would like to see:
1. The law that he’s being tried under (all in English if possible). 2. Contact information for anyone in the Finnish parliament or government or Justice Department that our readers and others and members can write to. 3. What specifically he wrote that they are going after him for — it can’t be his whole blog; it will be some post or several posts.
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We need those things. And any info on the background of this blogger — that is, who he is, any political party affiliations, past repression or criminal charges, etc. A photo would be helpful.
We can push this but we need information. I’d like to begin putting our State Department on the spot here. They need to come out against the Islamization of Europe; we need to begin demanding that they take a position on things like this — it won’t have an effect, but it helps push the offensive tack
I know we have a fair number of Finnish readers — I see all those referrals from Scripta: Kirjoituksia uppoavasta Lännestä! — so let’s hear from some of you, either in the comments or by email.
Sandmonkey had to shut down his blog, but that was in Egypt. We don’t want the same thing to happen in Finland, which putatively has freedom of speech.