PS MP Sebastian Tynkkynen gets a third ethnic agitation conviction

by , under Enrique Tessieri

THE STORY WAS UPDATED

Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party MP Sebastian Tynkkynen was convicted for a third time of ethnic agitation, according to Yle News. The two previous convictions were handed down in 2016 and 2017.

The Oulu District Court handed Tynkkynen, who is the PS’ third vice president, 70 day fines amounting to 4,400 euros.

The PS MP naturally denied any wrongdoing, and that conviction ran against his right to free expression.

“Why was it necessary to speak [out against Muslims who are a danger to society], taking into account what was happening behind the scenes with respect to the sexual abuse of children and how it undermined security in general,” he was quoted as saying in Iltalehti and continues: “I saw back then that I had a moral obligation to speak out against this.”

A “moral obligation” to speak out against sexual harassment? How disingenuous of you, MP Tynkkynen.

Read the full story here.

Let’s look at media coverage and how the police and politicians reacted to sexual harassment cases of minors in Oulu in 2018-2019. Back then, MPs like Tynkkynen were fueling the fires of fear against asylum seekers, which are mostly Muslims.

Much of the mass hysteria caused by the Oulu sexual harassment cases was by the media.

Yle alone reported 77 stories on the topic, 13 on one day, about the sexual assault cases during November 27-February 13. During that period under review, the Oulu police published 13 statements on the topic.

A total of eight, yes eight, people of color got convicted and were handed prison sentences.