The YLE reports are typically infantile and false. Never mind the fact that Jussi Halla-aho never stated the things he was convicted of (the court twisted them out of context, as I have amply proven in prior posts) the state broadcaster continues to try and set these falsified memes into cement.
Halla-aho merely pointed out the inconsistencies of existing Finnish law, that allows for ethnic Finns to be besmirched as for an example, genetically predisposed to alcoholism and and wife beating, but protects minorities from similar jabs. Jussi is a hero, and deserves a medal for putting up with the mental midgets in the prosecutors office. The justice system here in Finland is warped.
NOTE: I’m in complete disagreement with The Finns party leader, Timo Soini, who in a statement defending Halla-aho, nonetheless called the verdict “just”. It was an attempt to show deference to the land’s justice system but he needn’t have, a corrupt justice system is corrupt justice system, even when fried in butter.
Finland’s Supreme Court has ordered controversial Finns Party MP Jussi Halla-aho to pay a fine for his anti-Islamic blog posts dating back to 2008. He is also to delete certain writings from his blog.
Finland’s highest court ordered Halla-aho to pay 50 day fines, instead of 30 levied by a lower court, for statements about Somali immigrants.Two lower courts previously dismissed hate charges against Halla-aho and only fined him for defaming religion.The Supreme Court said Halla-aho’s posts, which likened Islam to pedophilia and said Somalis are predisposed to stealing and living off welfare, qualified as inciting hatred against an ethnic group. In its ruling, the judiciary said hate speech does not fall under the protection afforded by the freedom of speech.Halla-aho chairs Parliament’s Administration committee, which deals with immigration issues.
Soini: No action on Halla-aho court ruling
Soini said after following the Halla-aho case for the past four years he had changed his view, and no longer felt that a conviction for racism should prevent anyone from serving in the party’s parliamentary group. 8.6.
Finns Party chair Timo Soini has said he does not intend to take any action following the ruling handed down by the Supreme Court.
“Halla-aho and the Finns Party will have to live with this ruling, although Halla-aho was not an MP at the time that he wrote the statements,” Soini said.
“I think the ruling was just and I won’t take the matter any further,” he added, noting that Halla-aho had been subjected to merciless publicity as a result of the case.
The Finns Party chair said that Halla-aho’s fate as chair of Parliament’s Administration Committee (which has responsibility for immigration) rests with committee members and other members of the house. Soini noted that other parliamentary group would have to take the initiative on removing Halla-aho.
Finns Party MP mulls appeal against hate speech verdict
In a post on his Facebook page, Halla-aho signaled he would appeal the latest verdict in the European Court of Human Rights. 8.6.
Supreme Court orders Halla-aho to pay for hate speech
Finland’s Supreme Court has ordered controversial Finns Party MP Jussi Halla-aho to pay a fine for his anti-Islamic blog posts dating back to 2008. He is also to delete certain writings from his blog. 8.6.