I will be updating this post during the course of the day. Stay tuned.
This post is a continuation from yesterday’s posting concerning Tommy Robinson arrival in Helsinki and the “Seinäjoen arabikevät” documentary screening in a centrally located hotel auditorium.
UPDATE: Tommy just called me and confirmed that he was taken ill suddenly from a flu shot he took just a couple of days ago. He’s now regained his strength and will be conducting interviews today in the afternoon. He’ll be back, promise.
In the following video I explain, in part, what happened where Tommy’s much-anticipated participation is concerned:
As much as I can give out, Tommy truly took ill early in the morning, suffering from the flu or a bug of some kind and couldn’t join the screening of this Finnish documentary. That’s the truth, something of which I’ll come back to in a moment.
The documentary in question explores three different experiences/ points of views in the 2015-16 mass movement of mainly Muslim men coming from Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan to Finland over the Swedish border, seeking both refugee and asylum status. The film begins with Antti-Jussi Hirsimäki questioning city officials in Seinäjoki in a town hall meeting, what kind of responsibility they’re taking concerning the safety and security of the people in regards to the mass number of mainly foreign men coming into their city.
In a very visible heated exchange Hirsimäki wants some kind, any kind really, assurances over his and many others’ concerns, something of which Seinäjoki city officials were completely ill-prepared to offer. They couldn’t, they were completely in the dark about who was entering the country and filling up their asylum/refugee facilities.
The film continues with the Finnish Red Cross director of the asylum facility who can be seen working with these people, getting them involved in local businesses, machine shops, cooking and visiting schools etc.. On the face of it the man comes across as a genuinely concerned individual who is operating under extreme pressures, both from within the facility and from outside it. I commend him for his humanitarianism.
However, he also is grossly naive and hence, ill-equipped to truly understand the mindset of the people he’s facilitating in that center. He’s obviously ignorant of Islam, falsely conflates “all religions” (there’s both good and in all religions and adherents) not considering for a moment that Islam, and the Muslim mindset by default is totally incompatible with Finnish/Western society.
The Muslim asylum seeker, Shihab, and Iraqi who faked his passport and claims that he’s being persecuted in Iraq, never explained at all why his family stayed in Iraq, and whether there are safe areas inside Iraq he can return to. Like an American in a witness protection program leaving one state (a portion of the country) to live in another. There are lots of Iraqis under pressure or risk, yet they stay put or move elsewhere inside Iraq. That’s never explored.
The film does include Mona Walter, a Somali living in Sweden who left Islam for Christianity, as well another ex-Muslim whose name escapes me, who has been critical of Islam as well. The never attack Muslims (why should they, they have family members who still are) but the ideology itself. I think that they were allowed to express their views in ways that you would read or hear from myself. It’s all about the ideology, which is by default, political in nature.
The overall feeling of the film is a real sense in trying to make sense of what happened, and of the mass immigration/Islamization debate in general, these are real concerns that people have, and they need to be both thoughtfully, and rationally discussed. Those who have opinions like myself, many of whom supported reform of Islam, now see things differently. It’s not because they have a particular ax to grind, but reject Islam apologetics, they no longer are convincing under the weight of empirical and scholarly evidence.
The event went on after the end of the film, with a Q&A period, some of which I’ll post here after I get them online, and it all went rather peacefully. There was a 100% show of hands to the question as to whether the film should be shown in its entirety by the state broadcaster YLE.
After it concluded I had a chance to engage in a discussion with a Lutheran priest from a Tapiola parish in the city of Espoo, a suburb of Helsinki. Heidi Zitting who had been sitting with the asylum seeker Shihab (now an official resident) and I discussed Islam at length and walked away in stark disagreement. She adheres to the fantasy that Islam can be reformed, all the while admitting she hadn’t a clue about the chronological order of the koran, nor of its doctrine of abrogation, which by default renders “reforming” a moot subject. She also held some poorly conceived notions about the Arab’s jihad against Israel, as well as insisting that the 2% of Christians remaining in Jerusalem, is somehow the fault of Israel, when in fact there has been a jihad against these Aramaic Arabs for some time, depleting their numbers from areas around Jerusalem that a counted in the overall demographics of the city.
Whereas Christians once constituted 90 percent of the population of Bethlehem, today the town’s Muslims form a 75 percent majority. Most of Beit Jalla’s Christian residents left after armed Muslim gangs started attacking the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo from the town at the start of the 2000s. Virtually the only place in the Middle East where the Christian population has grown is the state of Israel. In 1949 there were about 34,000 Christians in the country; by the end of 2009 there were 152,000 – an increase of 346 percent.12 The number of Christians in Lebanon is also declining, and the regional situation led the top priest of Baghdad to make the dramatic statement that “the only safe place for Christians in the Middle East is Israel.”13
I include this because it goes to the depth of misinformation Finnish church officials and staff are concerning Islam, jihad, which is directly at the root of the Arabs’ dirty terrorist war against the Jewish state. Zitting is representative of that indoctrination.
She mentioned Munib Younan, the propagandizing, lying, Lutheran bishop of Jerusalem who speaks perfect Finnish and deviously uses that skill to indoctrinate Finnish political and church leaders and parishioners in general.
Much of Finland’s Lutheran EAPPI and Diakonia staff have had their minds warped by this propagandizing dhimmi, and there’s very little that they have to fear in in anykind of meaningful resistance.
When I was in Bethlehem with Brian of London and Tommy Robinson a little over two years ago, Father Gabriel Naddaf spoke very forthrightly about Younan.
He called him an arm of the PLO Muslim movement, a shill, used to promote their propaganda in the West. Nothing more. He’s right.
Anyways, back to Tommy, he’s recuperating in an undisclosed place and will be taking interviews today, but sadly I’ll be leaving for home this early afternoon, so I won’t even get a chance to see him. The Finnish media, The Helsingin Sanomat, in particular, has a couple of hit pieces out on him (I’ll translate a portion sometime soon), speculates in a report (editorializing) that he stayed away to provide cover for the film maker who wants to make friends again with the editors at YLE concerning the airing of his film on national TV.
That’s entirely false, as well as their smears of Tommy as “far-right”, he’s not, and who had taken great strides to keep nefarious forces out of EDL events. There was never any ”membership” as the HS falsely states, as well as implying that Anders Breivik had began his crusade against Muslims due to the EDL. In fact, he began his destructive journey YEARS before the Counter-Jihad ever started going. Facts are a stubborn thing.