The main message for this election couldn’t be any clearer, it’s an issue about our freedom of speech. Do we Westerners prefer the rights of humans or the rights of gods?
Finnish blogger Jiri Keronen recently received a major slap from one of them, Finland’s online news magazine, Uusi Suomi (New Finland), by deleting his election blog (formerly viewable at their online website) for publishing a post on his own web log, Helvetin puutarha (Hell’s Garden) that was critical of Islam.
Keronon also states on his own blog that prior to his entire election blog being totally removed by Uusi Suomi on their website, some of his other writings had been quietly deleted, like the blog post, “Islam causes violence towards women“. Please bear in mind that all of his writings were well researched and factual, there is absolutely nothing in them that could be considered as incitement.
The facts are that Jiri Keronon is being slapped down by a supposed “conservative news organization” just because he was presenting a critical view of Islam, nothing more, nothing less. Keronon responds to the censorship by Uusi Suomi in a post aptly titled “Uusi Suomi is not committed to good journalistic practices“(in Finnish).
The entire situation is untenable as it outrageous. For you non-Finnish speakers, click here for a weak Google translation of his blog posts about the censorship, I believe that a good understanding on what’s what can be ascertained from it. KGS