And so it begins...

We reported earlier on that grandiose scheme of the EU to outlaw 'hate speech'. It now has come to pass that a Finnish blogger, Mikkos Ellilä, who had the temerity to diagnose islam for the racist, genocidal ideology that it is, is being prosecuted for saying that islam is the racist, genocidal ideology that it is. Gates of Vienna has the goods, so go over and get acquainted with this case.

For my part, I would just like to remind everyone that Finland is a rather staunch EU member and that the laws under which the Finnish blogger is prosecuted are, if not the implementation of, then at leats in full compliance with the Proposal for a Council Framework Decision on combating racism and xenophobia (pdf). If it happens there, it could happen here just as easily.

And freedom in the EU? Well... draw your own conclusion.

[UPDATE001] And in a case of 'everything worth doing, is worth overdoing': Tomorrow will see the US House of Representatives vote on a bill called Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2007 (H.R. 1592), which seems to leap ahead of EU anti-racism directives and subsequent national ligislation in a single bound. Gates of Vienna has the details. Who could've predicted that a Democrat House and Senate majority would turn the US into the EU so fast?

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