What separates our counterjihadists from jihadists?

by , under Enrique

Anjem Choudary took part in a talk in Helsinki Thursday about freeing Muslim hostages. The Muslim cleric has said a lot of controversial things in the past like Islam will overrun Europe and that Prime Minister David Cameron and U.S. President Barack Obama should be killed. He’s even predicted that a “tsunami” of Muslim immigrants will sweep Europe. 

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While the national media gave ample space to the cleric’s visit, Finland’s notorious Islamphobists like Perussuomalaiset (PS) MP James Hirvisaari, Olli Immonen and Juho Eerola were eerily quiet and didn’t invest a word on their Facebook pages to Anjem Choudary.

Even PS MP Jussi Halla-aho, who was sentenced for ethnic agitation, was silent about the visit.

The only Islamophobic association that tried without luck to stir up some controversy was the Finnish Defense League. Two posts with a few “likes” and the usual nutcase comments was all that they could muster.

It’s easy to figure out why Finland’s counterjihadists are so quiet: Asking the authorities to ban Anjem Choundary from attending the talk would be synonymous to shooting themselves in the foot. If they [PS] can spread hate speech and intolerance why can’t others?

Fortunately we have strong democratic institutions in Europe that are under siege not by people like Anjem Choundary necessarily but by counterjihadist groups like Suomen Sisu, Suomalaisuuden liitto and the PS, which has given a platform to people to spread intolerance.

Who is the biggest terrorist to have struck recent times at the heart of our European democratic societies? His name is Anders Breivik, a white Norwegian who admired the Islamophobia of the English Defense League, the PS and mentioned Halla-aho in his manifesto before murdering 77 innocent victims.

If we ask Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg what our reaction to intolerance should be after 22/7, he said that the country had become “more tolerant, [and] more careful not to judge people” by ethnic origin.

What unites our counterjihadists from jihadists?

Intolerance.

 

    • Enrique Tessieri

      –They accuse people like Halla-aho, while people who do REAL inciting hatred against people can walk free, like you can see from this link:

      So what do you suggest, do away with civil rights? If Halla-aho has a right to spread hate speech and get sentenced for it, others have the same right. Your comment shows what you think about our liberal democracy and civil rights. You want these rights for a bunch of fanatics who have no regard for our way of life.

      And on top of this you source such a story to Iltalehti, an example of “fair” journalism.

    • Farang

      Halla-aho has never incited hatred or violence. But as you can see from that video, that is real inciting for violence, in order to take over Finland (and rest of the world also).

    • Enrique Tessieri

      –Halla-aho has never incited hatred or violence.

      Wrong. He was sentenced for ethnic agitation, or hate speech.

    • Farang

      Enrique

      Wrong. He was sentenced for ethnic agitation, or hate speech.

      Two separate issues:

      1) Yes, he was sentenced for ethnic agitation and hate speech

      2) No, he never committed those things

      The sentence was only due to corrupted justice system.

    • Mark

      Farang

      2) No, he never committed those things

      The sentence was only due to corrupted justice system.

      Only fascists think that Finland’s justice system is ‘corrupt’, particularly when it is fascists that are convicted of hate crime. I don’t see you otherwise complaining about the Finnish justice system’s ability to arrive at guilty or innocent verdicts.

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