Censorship in Finland
Submitted by ChuckB on March 14, 2008 - 11:18am
Finnish blogger Mikko Ellilän quoted official crime statistics from the Finnish Ministry of Justice. These statistics showed that Somali immigrants commit robberies at more than 100 times the rate that native Finns do. Mikko Puumalainen, the Finnish Ombudsman for Minorities, ordered the Central Criminal Police to interrogate Ellilän for fostering an anti-immigration political climate. So, if you oppose Puumalainen's views on immigration in Finland, and if you express your views publicly and support them with official crime statistics, you are guilty of racism. Evidently, Puumalainen also wants to erect a firewall to block what he takes to be racist websites. Read more about it at <em><a href="http://mikkoellila.thinkertothinker.com/?p=156">Ellilän's blog</a></em> and at <em><a href="http://www.samizdata.net/blog/archives/2008/03/1984_comes_to_f.html">Samizdata</a></em>.