Finland Hate Speech laws The Finns

Finnish gay politician convicted of ‘hate speech’ against Muslim minority for warning about Islam…….


It was a forgone conclusion, holding the trial was just a formality…..

He’s the fifth Finns party politician to fall victim of political persecution vis-a-vis criticism of Islam.

Earlier articles on his case:

As with the case of Jussi Halla-aho which decided once and for all that truth and facts are not a defence where criticism of Islam is concerned, Sebastian Tynkkynen was convicted of the crime of ‘hate speech’ for a Facebook post warning about Islam and increasing Muslim demographics.

Ex-Finns Party youth leader convicted of hate speech

Sebastian Tynkkynen has become the fifth Finns Party politician to be convicted of online hate speech.

Sebastian Tynkkynen(ps.) odottaa Oulu käräjäoikeuden aulassa rikosjuttunsa käsittelyn alkua.

Sebastian Tynkkynen in court on Jan. 11. Image: Tiina-Leena Kurki / Yle

A local Finns Party politician in Oulu was convicted of incitement against an ethnic group and breaching religious peace on Monday.

Sebastian Tynkkynen is the former chair of the populist Finns Party youth wing and a deputy member of the Oulu City Council.

Oulu District Court convicted him of hate speech based on three anti-Islamic Facebook posts last summer. He was ordered to delete the texts and pay a fine of 50-day fine, which amounts 300 euros based on his income. The Finns Party youth organisation says it is appalled by the ruling.

Tynkkynen first came to national attention as a competitor on the reality TV show Big Brother in 2011. He ran for the local council the following year, falling short of earning a seat but winning enough votes to be listed as an alternate. In 2015 he ran unsuccessfully for Parliament, and this spring is running again in local elections. In 2014 he was elected as the party’s third vice-chair but the following year his party membership was temporarily revoked after he called for a party vote on whether to remain in government.

He becomes the fifth Finns Party politician to be convicted of online hate speech.



NOTE: I sat with Sebastian Tynkkynen at Finnish state broadcasting (YLE) ‘Free Speech’ event almost two years ago where Jylland’s-Posten editor Flemming Rose spoke on the need to reject hate speech laws. Obviously no one from the government was listening.


3 Responses

  1. We’ll now call it Finnistad! Who determines what “hate speech” is? This world is being taken over by Islam (willingly) the trash I read about Christianity makes remarks against Islam pale in comparison, but that’s called freedom of expression! Although on the other hand ,here in Canada approximately 15 years ago, I had a gay supervisor who would be extremely abusive to the staff! When the GM gave him countless warnings, he finally terminated him! My GM was slapped with a grievance from the labour board that he was discriminating against the supervisor because he was gay! A little taste of their own injustice to the LGBQT! NOONE should have special rights!! The law already covers basic rights, the” can of worms” were opened years ago when the state decided to play God and deem itself sophisticated enough to de equalize people into categories! One law for all!! Change attitudes through education! ( Or in the case of progressives…propaganda!)

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