People who are suspected and later convicted for hate speech defend themselves in the following manner: my free speech rights are being infringed; it is prohibited to debate immigration topics and that “I am innocent…”
Oulu Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP Sebastian Tynkkynen has made a name for himself as an avid Islamophobe who mixes hate speech from the earnest debate. For some strange reason but in the same way as a junkie, he cannot lay off the (Islamophobic) stuff.
“If making immigration-critical policies is deemed illegal by the judiciary,” Tynkkynen was quoted as saying in Yle News, “then it can be said that the judiciary is in a very weak position. The opportunities for one party to take practical action are deprived.”
What is wrong with the above statement?
Note that he uses the term “immigration-critical” which is just a sugar-coated word for Islamophobic and xenophobic. Moreover, he is falsely claiming that “one party” is being deprived of acting against Muslims.
One party? That one party, the PS, spreads Islamophobic diatribe constantly.
Tynkkynen was convicted for hate speech in 2017 and 2016.
If his latest conviction is upheld by a court, he will have the most hate crime convictions of any MP in Finnish history.