Charges against the far-right vigilante group Soldiers of Odin could be dropped if they neutralize the impact of the video that incited violence against suspected migrants and Muslims, according to Detective Chief Inspector Pekka Hätönen, reported MTV.
Hätönen said that while the video may be guilty of inciting ethnic agitation, he sees it more as an outburst of anger than a direct threat.
While the MTV story does not interview any Muslims, I wonder if they would agree with Hätönen’s claim.
If a Muslim or migrant would make a similar video, would the police see it as an “outburst of anger” against the racism that is even being fueled by the police?
The original video looked something like this.
“There is a repentance clause that may free you of any charges if you neutralize the impact of an aggravated crime that you are planning to carry out that threatens a person’s life and health,” he said.
Apparently, both the MTV reporter and the detective chief inspector don’t understand how far right and Islamophobic messages spread in society.
A politician, or in this case a video by the Soldiers of Odin, may make a violent statement or spread a lie as National Coalition Party MP Piia Kauma did with the fake news about migrant women and baby carriages.
Read the full story here.
The Black Female Explorer wrote about Kauma’s fake news: “Baby carriages aren’t the question. They never were. The question is this society’s cancerous racism and the human value of black mothers, who our politicians appear to care very little about.”
In other words, it does not matter if the fake news is true or not, the main aim of such news is to tell it to her followers. Even if the fake news is disproven, it has already been consumed by the public.
This is how the Soldiers of Odin video works.
It is no longer on the Internet. It does not matter because it spread and attracted a lot of public attention.