Friday, January 20, 2017
Must not criticize Islam in Finland
A local Finns Party politician in Oulu was convicted of incitement against an ethnic group and breaching religious peace on Monday.
Sebastian Tynkkynen is the former chair of the populist Finns Party youth wing and a deputy member of the Oulu City Council.
Oulu District Court convicted him of hate speech based on three anti-Islamic Facebook posts last summer. He was ordered to delete the texts and pay a fine of 50-day fine, which amounts 300 euros based on his income. The Finns Party youth organisation says it is appalled by the ruling.