This entire scenario is ridiculous…
After Al-Taee’s confession that he alone was responsible for his outrageous (and antisemitic) Facebook posts, he’s been in the media spotlight. Not wanting him to stand alone, politically motivated miscreants filed charges with the police against two other MP’s who postings do not come anywhere near the postings of Al-Taee. In my opinion, this is a political hit-job by SDP or Greens operatives. Regardless of the stupidity of the charge, the police are duty-bound to carry out an investigation.
The person involved with heading the investigation is a former Greens candidate, other police officials in charge of monitoring social media have also been found out to have Greens party connections as well. The entire idea of ‘hate-speech’ is offensive in itself and needs to be decriminalized before things get out of hand by a tyrannical government.
Inspector Pekka Hätönen will be allowed to continue as head investigator into the suspicions of ethnic agitation against three members of Finnish parliament, police chief Lasse Aapioannounced Wednesday. Hätönen faced criticism from other police, politicians and citizens alike due to his prior personal affiliation with the Green Party.
Hätönen, who heads the hate crime division in Helsinki, ran as a Greens candidate in the city of Espoo in the 2017 municipal elections. Chief Aapio said that Hätönen was not found to have any existing ties to the Green Party, and may therefore continue in his work.
The MPs Hätönen recently began investigating are all suspected of the crime of ethnic agitation because of their past comments. They are all from different parties; Päivi Räsänenchairs the Christian Democratic Party, Hussein al-Taee is with the Social Democratic Party while Juha Mäenpää represents the Finns Party.
Ethnic agitation, or encitement of ethnic hatred, is a crime in Finland. The law defines it as making available to the public an expression of opinion or another message where a certain group is threatened, defamed or insulted on the basis of its race, skin colour, birth status, national or ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation or disability.