This out-Orwells Orwell. “Finnish priest persecuted for speaking out against terrorists,” from RT, April 7 (thanks to Paul):
A priest in Finland is being accused of inciting religious hatred after he described one of the world’s most-wanted criminals as a ‘terrorist’.
ÂPolice have questioned Pastor Juha Molari after he gave an interview to RT in which he discussed Doku Umarov, the man behind the Moscow metro and airport bombings.
Russia’s number one outlaw Chechen terrorist Doku Umarov is also high-up on the international most-wanted list. But it seems one of Russia’s neighbors isn’t interested in helping bring him to justice.
“I use the word terrorist. They use the word president,” Molari explains.
The pastor has been a long-time critic of a website called the Kavkaz Center, where extremists freely express their views.
The site was the first to publish the terrorist’s words on the attacks claimed by Umarov, and is banned in many European countries but freely operates in Finland.
Apart from facing being defrocked for speaking out against Doku Umarov and his internet mouthpiece, Juha Molari is receiving threats of a different kind.
“We advise you to stop your activity against the Kavkaz Center. If you don’t come to your senses we”ll cut off the heads of you and your family”, one of them says.