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We love all people, including Muslims, that is the bottom line, but we do not have to accept their values over our own. Nor do have to allow them to freely exercise their own Shariah Law on our soil, such things as wife beating, an age old custom from the Arabs and carried forward in Islamic Law as right and good, in a religion dominated by men. If we don't allow it for our people, they are bound by that law too. Finns do not keep their women in line by fear; we talk things over like civilized people, and we honor our women as the weaker vessel as the Bible commands, which the source of these customs and laws. Sadly, many if not most of them are missing from Islam and our job as Finns is to show them a better, more peaceful way, even Christianity which many have already embraced as their person source of freedom. They are free to do so in Finland. We do not threaten people if they wish to not be Christians, or leave; they can be whatever they want. Leaving Islam is a death sentence, if the commands of Muhammad are followed. I refer to not accepting a parallel system running concurrently in the same country as in UK. Finland is Finnish right through the beloved country, from Helsinki to Turku, north to Lapland and East to North Karelia, and south to the Gulf of Finland. That is sacred ground won by the blood of our fathers to be forever free, of the shackles of Islam and every other system which tries to enslave the noble and free Finnish people of the North. It is not and never will be partly Muslim (undemocratic) and partly Christian Democratic. To Islam Christianity is an abomination, and anyone who says Jesus is the son of God is to be killed; only infidels, polytheists believe god has a son. To Muslims we are Christians whether we are or are not because our system is based on Christian values, which they are taught to hate. We have no problem with anyone if they want to live with us in peace and accept us for what we are, that we are a Christian democratic nation that by virtue of these qualities, they are able to come here and live amongst us. The message is, we don't want any trouble, but it seems to be looming just over the horizon, in Britain and France where demonstrating Muslims have succeeded in intimidating the locals to the point where Shariah Law was accepted as part of the British legal system. That is why I am informing that we do not want the same treatment. If the shoe was on the other foot and we were Christians seeking refuge in a Muslim country, we would most likely be put back on the plane. What makes us different? Probably what influenced us the most was undeniably our religion, about 500 years of Christianity. We learned "love thy neighbor" and that and other Christian concepts have stuck in our culture. This is seen as a weakness to be exploited by those who do not have our best interests in mind. You do not have to be an expert on Islam or to know how Islam is doing in their attempt to conquer the world for Islam. You just have to know where to go for factual information, and I can tell right now it is not YLE, CBC, BBC or any of the News networks in the US, because many of them are controlled by Muslim interests in the Middle East, with their oil money and influence. Forget them and go to Tom Wallace who has dedicated his life to telling you the truth. Everything you need is at this one site. Check it out now.
Now we must learn more and use our knowledge wisely. Muslims never learned to love their neighbor and we must remember that when dealing with them. Their aligience is not to any country or people, but Islam. They can love other Muslims but absolutely not others. Muhammad taught that they can pretend to be friends when they are outnumbered, as they are in Finland, but never to take infidels as friends. Fortunately many actually do, but not the really religious ones, and there are enough of them to do serious damage to our free Finnish society. How is that possible, you may ask, are you a bigot or what? That is a fair question. Let me explain. You have to know what Muslims believe; if you do not, then this will make no sense to you because you have a western mentality, and with that it is impossible to understand why things are happening and what to do about it. Muslims are not like Christians but with a different label called Islam. That is what people think. Their heads are in a totally different world than yours, which you must come to understand thoroughly. There is a morality gap installed and hammered into the psyche over 1400 years, that Muslims are superior and everyone else is inferior. This cannot be changed overnight and showing weakness by capitulating to every demand only makes things worse. It is een as weakness.
Obama is fighting the Taliban by trying to "win their hearts and minds" and what is the result? Almost 80% of the casualties over 15 years of fighting have been on his watch. Most recently, he sent 25 of the most highly trained elite Navy Seals over hostile territory in a helicopter. The Taliban knew they were coming, they just shot them down. Now the wives want answers. An Imam gave a ramp ceremony talking about "the companions of hell (Americans) and companions of heaven (Afghans)." No copy of the ceramony was ent to the family to hide the fact. No pre attack fire or cover of any kind; they were literally sent to their deaths. The soldiers cannot fire first; they must give the enemy an opportunity to kill them first, and they do. Now the strategy is to win the hearts and minds of the enemy by giving them the advantage on the battle field. I want you to understand that this battle is also going on right in your back yard too, on TV, in the Parliament, in the courts, all without guns. And they are winning, because we wish to give them the upper hand in everything by being nice, and capitulating to every demand. This is also the mentality of Obama and his Muslim Brotherhood advisors; it is craziness. Obama does not want to kill his Muslim brothers, he would rather see Americans die, which is exactly what is happening. Obama's little secret is that he is a closet Muslim, and don't let his crafty speech fool you like it has the American public, that has sold their souls to Islam. He is anti-American as you can get, but while trying look like he is a patriot, he is trying to crush his Conservative opposition by harassing them with the IRS. He was forced to stop that but he has other tricks up his sleeve to undermine the American way, and the Muslim Brotherhood are his consultants. We cannot run a country by trying to win the hearts and minds of anyone; we just have to treat everyone fairly while keeping in mind that Islam is a powerful force and if we aren't careful it can bury us. Khruschev said Communism will bury us, but I say Islam will if we continue this political correctness nonsense. This document is about the insanity that has gripped the world, and Islam is at the center of this discussion. When you take "understanding Islam" to extremes, which is exactly what we are doing, we the people are the losers, and we will loose the war started by Islam. Admiral Ace Lyons, the highest ranking American Admiral speaks. Please listen.
As hard as it is to accept, behind it all is Islam. Muslims must live under our laws, and they must leave theirs and their morals behind where they came from, and adopt ours if everyone is to live in harmony. Accepting our ways is not acceptable in their religion but if they wish to stay, they have to do it. Because they are commanded by Muhammad not to accept the infidel's laws, this has had a devastating affect in Britain. They made a mistake and opened the door just a little, which was enough to bring in an alien legal system into their land, spelling the beginning of the end to hundreds of years of British law on British soil, and eventually free Britain. When Muslims gain control, there will be hell on earth; the top dogs will be bottom dogs, with Muslims, led by the Brotherhood, in charge. Now non-Brits exercise their own laws, in their own courts, perhaps a hundred or so (85 in 2012) Shariah courts and growing. Have you heard about them? Probably not from the media; they are not on your side, and as for the government, you have to wonder just who they are working for. You cannot go into Shariah zones unless you comply with their Shariah Law. I gave the British more credit than that; now it looks like they have a national death wish. This is bound to destroy the country in time because the teachings of the Qur'an (the basis of Shariah) and the Bible (the basis of English Common Law) march in opposite directions. This must not happen in Finland. If we use logic, we can fall into the same trap Britain did. Using intuition and gut feeling about Islam points us in a direction we must go, to check out our deep feeling that something is not right about what we have been told. I did exactly that and boy I'm glad I did because what I found jolted me to the reality that the Finns are making a huge mistake in going against their gut feeling. We must be true to this inner voice just as we would in the forest, like our ancestors, when something told us there is danger ahead. We were survivors by intuition and knowledge. The prize every true Muslim is looking for in their adopted country is this Shariah Law which is a really bad 7th Century law that treats women like men's property and other religions as infidels, to be killed or made to serve their Muslim masters. Shariah is Islam. If you don't like Shariah, by definition, you do not like Islam. In Islam, Muslims are superior to all other humans. Women are inferior and Islam is superior. Hell has more women than men etc. But it is much more than that, even prescribing amputation and beheading as punishment. How can this ideology live with democracy? How can light and darkness exist in the same place at the same time? You should know what Shariah is so we can make laws preventing it from coming to a neighborhood near you, just as some American states have done. You may have heard the defenders of Islam say that there are terrorists amongst Christians too, and that the Bible is full of violence. Both are true, but the Bible does not tell others to do likewise, and the few Christian terrorists do not commit those acts in the name of Jesus. Muslim terrorists always yell "Allah Akbar" or "god is great" as they chop a head off or commit other atrocities for Allah, as Muhammad taught. They are always religiously motivated, based on what they have read in the Qur'an and Hadith or other religious material. The claims that Christianity is a violent religion too is a lie.
Finland has a world reputation as a relatively corruption free country whose honor is based on a population of honest people, and this is how I too viewed my fatherland. It is true to a great extent, as I recall my mother telling me from an early age not to defend evil, not to worship the eye but to stand for truth at all times, to always speak the truth, and above all be true to yourself and others. That is why it came as a shock to me personally when after 9/11 the Finnish government was making excuses for terrorism, saying well they must have been mistreated pretty badly to do something like that, as if there was some justification for evil. That was defending "bad." There is no excuse for killing anybody except to defend your home and country from a direct attack, not some ideology that needed to "avenge" something. I was to discover that according to Islamic teaching, something was just being an infidel, that disbelieving in Allah and his prophet Muhammad was enough. Because Islam specifically targets non-Muslims, a new definition of "Islamist" is anyone who aids in promoting this philosophy. The burden of proof is on me of course and if you stay with me I will prove it to you in multiple ways including statements by people who have experienced the sharp point of this religion first hand. My father put on a uniform to do that in 1939, and saw action when Russia attacked on November 30, 1939 and again in 1941 when Russia once more attempted to annex Finland - without success. By 1944 when Russia was supposed to attack Germany, instead they attacked Finland again, this time to push the Finns first out of Karelia, then to attempt a take-over. They failed again. Fast forward to 9/11, and we find Finland sympathizing with the enemy. I want to know everything there is to know about why Muslims are doing those terrible things to innocent people, just as US president Jefferson did a couple of hundred years ago. He found out by getting a Qur'an. It is filled with clues to terrorism, yet our leaders prefer to repeat the words of US president who preferred not to antagonize his Arab friends, and told the people a lie: "Islam is a peaceful religion." The religion was the problem! That is why they were attacking his ships in the Mediterranean; it was Allah's will, and the Barbary pirates admitted it. They were fighting infidels like they were supposed to. The government is trying to be politically correct, but in so doing finds itself on the wrong side of this most recent war that was started by Muslims. It is carried forward into every country by "foot soldiers" that bring in Shariah Law and manage to convince school officials to admit Islamic poison into our school system to indoctrinate our children against our culture and religion. This is happening in America and even in Finland to some extent. Most are not enemies in the conventional sense but this is not a conventional war; it is a tug of war for your mind, and the Winner Takes It All. Rapid growth of Muslim populations inside a country is, however, a strategy which is used against us. It is up to our wits to figure this thing out for ourselves, and that is what I am attempting to do. Is it my fault if the truth offends? Of course not! It is the fault of the truth, which is why Finland has banned it, and this should be a human rights issue in itself. Banning truth is never a solution; it is the problem.
In the final analysis, Europe would not be in this mess if the people did not create a fertile ground for it to happen. They prepared the way for Islam themselves and now the chickens are coming home to roost. They are the ones that created the spiritual vacuum that Islam is now filling. They go on TV spreading their misinformation interviewing Muslims who, as planned, espouse the same old lie. Their spiritual blindness is willful; they refused the truth, and now they are getting a lie to see how they like it. We already know that a lie is safer for governments who would have to deal with the truth, a distasteful thing for a politician. I can tell you now, the truth is better than the lie, and the people had it but turned their backs on it. That is the background for these current events overtaking Europe today. Muslims are potentially our allies, but first they must be rescued from that prison of a religion. We want to help in that regard, but also to point the Finnish people to truth. An illogical fear is a phobia; Muslims call any opposition to their activities to undermine our culture, to brainwash our children in school etc. as Islamophobia. President Obama is fighting terrorism, but not the Islamic takeover on his doorstep; instead he is nurturing it and favors it to Christianity. So you can see where the real war is actually being fought; the other one is designed to take our attention off the home front. I want to change that, by bringing the focus where it belongs: fighting to keep our children safe from their poison and retain our cultural, legal and religious integrity. Christianity, though failing in so many areas due to human error, is still the teaching that guarantees best our freedom, that Islam threatens to take away. Democracy too fails in so many areas but it is still the best choice, but it will be taken away if Islam is allowed to spread in Finland. Already just the presence of Islam has succeeded in removing freedom of speech probably because our leaders have capitulated to threats. If this is not a small hint of the danger inherent in this religion, then what is? We have the evidence, so let's see what it is.
Finland is no place for immigrants coming here to push their own agenda as many have done in Britain and France for example, but most other European countries as well. I think I speak for most Finns in this. We are one people with common goals, moving this country forward, not backwards like some of our neighbors. It is nothing personal or a hate thing, that is just the way we Finns want it as a people with our own sovereign will, and our own vision of who we are and what we want to become and where we wish to be in the future. To divide us by bringing in other, outside agendas, is something we view with distaste and in fact disgust, as do Britons now, after the fact. Britons woke up one morning to the reality that a foreign legal system had conned its way into the British legal system because the left leaning government thought it would not be a big deal. It is a big deal, but it's too late to close the barn door when all the animals have escaped. Now it is time to give a "heads up" to the naive people of Finland, who by their willingness to be kind to foreigners that they believe have been mistreated by the West, could be similarly conned to give up their culture. There is too much political correctness with truth as the casualty nowadays. Like the government media CBC and BBC, the Finnish broadcasting network YLE espouses only the party line, so there is no point in looking there for truth about "no fly zones" such as Islam or the roots of terrorism, which threatens to overtake Europe by population growth. We want those people with their own agendas, whether that be religious or anything else, to go back home to do that, where their fanatical dreams are welcomed and supported. However, when you come to Finland, you do as the Finns do, honor and obey our laws or, if you have something against our way, we don't want you to be miserable for the rest of your life, that would violate your human rights, so please, make yourself and us happy, go home. Finland does not change just because someone hates the system, as they have in Britain and France. Islam is using every trick in the book (prodded and encouraged by the Muslim Brotherhood) to fool the naive public to push their Muslim Brotherhood initiated (since the 1920's), and Arab oil money financed, Islamic world domination agenda around the world. I have to differentiate Islam and Muslim here by saying Muslims too have been duped into believing stuff that they will not admit publicly, meaning they too are victims, virtual prisoners of a draconian ideology which prescribes death to anyone wishing out. I am here to announce to those pushing this agenda: you can't do it here. Trust your gut instincts, not what they want you to believe, then verify by independent research. The Brutal Truth About Islam
Saving Finland from self destruction begins with understanding the threat which in turn requires the free flow of correct, factual information, not political correctness. The mainstream media does not present reality; they exist to validate their own reality, which has nothing to do with reality. They espouse the same old reality: Islam is peaceful. Meanwhile, Islam is in full attack mode, killing, raping, cleansing the countries won by getting The Muslim Brotherhood into power, and moving forward to their ultimate goal of world domination. What is passed off as "learning to understand Muslims" is nothing more than proselytizing, their claims of Islamophobia and mistreatment is nothing more than playing the victim card. We must not fall for this trickery. They have managed to get this propaganda into American schools and it is filled with lies about Islamic history, Muhammad and Allah which they tell the children, is the only true god. Not even Christianity gets this favored position in American schools, in fact it is forbidden or just barely mentioned to the children. This is the work of the Brotherhood. It is time to now switch into the reality mode, for our own good. Each one of us is critical to winning this war, which is really just a war between truth and deception. Our western culture has sunken into an abyss over the past seventy years at least, whereby lies are accepted as truth. For example, advertising, including mainstream news, tells us today, or did at one time, that unhealthy food is healthy, smoking has no health affects, the cancer industry is doing everything they can to find a cure for the disease, mercury fillings are safe, fluoridation of water is safe, GMO food is no different than natural food, vitamins do not cure disease (e.g. Vitamin C does not cure scurvy), the Bible is a fairy tale, Islam, is a peacefule religion. This means disregarding everything you hear on the mainstream media and go to links given below for what is really going on, then post this page in your Facebook. By the power of social media we can circumvent the mainstream media to get the word out and save Finland.
Finland is great because her people are good; if the people ever fail to be good, then Finland will cease to be a great nation. I took this from a famous quote about why America shot up in a short 50 years to challenge all the established powers in the world. Finland has shot up fast too, from its humble Declaration of Independence in 1918 to the present as a leader in many technically complex fields. But recently we have seen cracks in this greatness, and so has America. It is a case of the blind leading the blind. Could it be because we have turned our backs on what made us great: goodness, that was founded on a solid belief by almost the entire nation, on our God, not Allah or Buddha or any other? You have to wonder if the two are connected. I believe, as did the Founding Fathers of America, that the basis of freedom lies in Jesus, who said, "you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." You've heard it said "sometimes we have to go back to go forward," and I think that applies to the present, to save Finland from herself. Finland has come to a fork in the road - a choice between blessing and cursing, life and death: choose life. This is not a page about religion, but to properly deal with this looming challenge, we must go back to basics. We have made many small errors that seemed not to matter, but they have brought us to this huge problem that is infecting and affecting every free country.
The symptoms of our new liberal philosophy are everywhere. Every little seemingly insignificant choice we make has consequences. Few people will listen to truth; they want their ears tickled, and the truth hurts the ears. We are open to false information like never before, willing to accept lies, because they harmonize with what we have allowed ourselves to become. The causes are many; it involves decades of incremental acceptance of things contrary to our faith, the foundation of our freedoms, which has taken second place or been abandoned completely. We are drowning in a sea of bad, one-sided information which we lap up without a second thought. There is one thing that Finns cherish: their freedom, and if anyone should come to take it away, they have an unbeatable foe. But if you take it away slowly, there is no opposition. Hitler had it all wrong: Lightning Warfare is a failure; stealth warfare works if done right. Many viruses use stealth technology to bypass the body's defenses; it is the oldest trick in the book. Satan appeared to Muhammad, not as Satan, but the angel Gabriel! This Gabriel then gave him instructions. Finland, like most other countries, has been invaded by Stealth Warfare. If you threaten my freedoms in any way, you are threatening the wrong person, (a Finn) and it has been thus threatened. Islam is, by its very nature, a threat to freedom and the Finnish government is callously protecting it from open discussion which could expose its true nature to the people. That is why it is up to us to do it. Nothing, but no - thing is more fundamental and timely to reveal, is whether Muhammad was a terrorist. Muslims, this is not meant to insult your religion, but we cannot stand idly by when our government refuses to accept reality, refuses to even consider what is plainly written in the same text read by terrorist and non-terrorists alike, but which resonates with the angry, frustrated, lost individuals looking for a way out of their mental torment. Terrorism is the way out and the person they are imitating is none other than the person the Finnish government is protecting under penalty of unconscionably high fines amounting to several thousand Euros. Finally the truth comes out about Muhammad, the fellow Muslims pretend was a peaceful man. Here is a quote that is expanded upon in the link that follows:
"Sooner or later the world must face the bitter truth that behind Islamic terrorism is the Islamic ideology. That Islam and terrorism are inseparable as are Nazism and violence. The assumption that by appeasement, the Muslims can be won over and they would eventually change their values to accept the Western values of tolerance is a foolhardy belief."
Finland must have a large safety margin numerically between Finns and Muslims to ensure that they do not gain any influence. Due to Finlands small population, the balance of power can shift to Muslims within a few years. You have to take into account the high birth rate of Muslims to appreciate this fully. We have now many models of the results of Islamic influence, for example in Egypt and Lebanon. Both countries have recently come under Islamic control, resulting in thousands of Christians being murdered and harrassed to drive them out. It is working. How many non-Muslim suicide bombers that blew up innocent people have you heard of in the past year? Why just Muslims? How many religions in Paris are breaking the laws of the land, shutting down traffic to pray en masse in the middle of busy streets? Again, why just Muslims? How many religions parade in the streets denouncing the free democratic system of the country (e.g. Britain) that was so kind to let them in? Why just Muslims. How many religions demand their own laws in a foreign country they want to call home? Why just Muslims? Why is Arabia giving American Universities money to set up Islamic indoctrinating centers? Something is up, these movements are all over the world and they have a goal! Christians are under massive persecution in Egypt and elsewhere, and we still want to believe Islam is essentially peaceful, that these attacks are isolated cases. Perish that thought and come down from the clouds, now, and understand we are under attack. The Muslim Brotherhood, a terrorist organization is behind it, and Arab money is being used to flood the world with Mosques, the symbols of their success in pulling a fast one on those dumb infidels. It is a coordinated attack on our Western culture, and they want to transplant their system and eventually shut down ours. I have been receiving the truth about Islam from multiple sources over the past decade, from scholars, former Muslims and Christians that have lived in Muslim countries or countries that have been overrun by rapidly multiplying Muslims, and my information does not match what we are hearing on the evening news. Something was wrong, I thought, and began to try and find out what. The truth shall set you free; political correctness will take it away. The most politically incorrect statement is to contradict the claim that Islam is a peaceful relligion, but that is the subject of my investigation. We have a choice: be politically correct or love truth and freedom so much that we will speak against it. That is the cold hard fact. At present, the political correct outnumber the others.
We are told not to worry, the government has everything under control, and political correctness will save us. The government should protect us, but not by silencing us, which they are doing in Finland, otherwise their function is to stay out of the way, let us have our say, and allow democracy to work. How dumb is political correctness, loving pretty stories instead of the sometimes ugly truth? No government in the Western world has everything under control; one reason for this is that they all have the same information, and it is incorrect - merely politically correct, which is an agreed upon "fact", white-washed stories based on what we want to hear rather than the truth. After all, if the truth got out, who knows what might happen, maybe panic, is the government's worst fear. I found out that no broadcasting network will tell you the truth, no secular one at least. This is really amazing, unbelievable, and the French president Sarkozy chastized American news networks for it and the politically correct combined with the Muslim vote, got rid of him. (Nothing has changed since Shakespeare: "the evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.") We Finns must do what is right for Finns, not someone far away in a distant land, meaning let's get to work and stop the nonsense. Now Muslims are free to do whatever they want in France, including the mass prayers that blocked city blocks in Paris, that Sarkozy clamped down on. This is capitulation, allowing anyone who calls their movement a religion to break whatever laws they want. Oh, they Are demanding freedom of religion - they love our freedoms so much - that they decided to abuse that freedom, which is just a demonstration of how much they hate it. Sources of information:
In America, there is one man, Tom Wallace, who spent many years in Britain with his family, and watched the rapid growth of Islam there and when Shariah Law became part of British Law, he had enough. From Bellingham Wa, he broadcasts a daily show warning about what is happening around the world. There is one other person passionate about telling you the truth, Brigitte Gabriel who runs Act For America.
These are the few of the active reliable sources that address the problem of Islam's stealth Jihad, the assault on America and Europe.
The problem of Islam (and it is a problem, sorry to burst your bubble) has inspired me to probe this religion to find out one thing: is Islam a religion of peace or war? My senses tell me one thing; the evening news tell me another, and the government tells me to keep quite about it. If in doubt, join me in my quest, and feel free to jump out any time and return to the main topic, the Finnish peoples of the North. These pages are about the past, present and future of the Finnish people so let's take a look at what the future might hold. Tarja Halonen (former Finnish president) had said that there is no threat from a few Muslim immigrants. That's what the British and French thought, now Muslims are everywhere by the millions and demanding and getting Shariah Law, their own law based on the Quran, taking Britain for Allah piece by piece. I don't think her prophecy is very accurate judging from what has happened in Europe. Why be concerned about Islam? Isn't it just like Christianity because they basically worship the same creator? Muslims pray to "god" like we do so we obviously worship one god. Well, this assumption would be correct if we both describe god the same way, after all one god would not be significantly different in these two religions, would they? On TV they speak of "god" and so do we, so they MUST be talking about the same thing, right? Wrong! Making that mistake is costly for our culture and everything with love and cherish. They are totally different, like a bicycle and a car - they are not the same thing. You could call a bicycle "car" but that does not make it one. That is what Muslims are doing when they use the word "god" instead of "Allah." I will expand on this later. Was Muhammad really a prophet? If he was, it was not in the Biblical tradition, so he could be a prophet but of another "god." That god is in direct opposition to our God. The New and Old Testaments harmonize exactly, for example Isaiah predicted exactly the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus 600 years before these events. e.g. Isaiah 53:4-5. Muhammad's accounts of the Bible do not agree. It is necessary for Muhammad not to contradict the Bible, for the two gods to be the same. Muhammad denies the very foundation of Christian beliefs: the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. That is all you really need to know, but there's more, lots more. Are you going to defend a religion that blasphemes your religion, while your government silences your criticism of an alien religion? That is not a good deal for Finns! I believe it is important for us to decide who this Muhammad really was and if he really was the last word as he claimed. Satan's highest aspiration is to be God. He has prophets too that receive commands from him masquerading as angels and Satan comes to "steal, kill, and destroy" which is what Muslim fanatics are doing right now. You have to decide which god Muhammad represents; Finland's future depends on it.
There is no more dangerous person than an unemployed Muslim that hangs around his or her Mosque, where extremists are waiting to recruit them. Radicalization is an ever present threat, and always will be. Today Finland has too many unemployed or underemployed, creating a fertile ground for future problems. The largest Mosque in Russia is in Chechnya, funded by Arabia, and the Russian population there is being eclipsed by the rapidly growing Muslim population. It is possible that this can happen in Helsinki.
The Bible states that Abraham's blessing is with the Jews, but through Jesus this blessing passes to other people. Finland, like America, has also been blessed. Muslim countries have stagnated because they worship a pagan god, and the blessing is absent. Muslims have their own god, Allah; Christians and Jews have the same God, Jaweh or Jehovah, whose attributes differ significantly from Allah. This is basic knowledge! It is easily verified by their marked difference in everything important, and we have the nerve to call their god ours, putting our blessing in jeopardy. Never was, never will be. Islam negates this blessing of Abraham that Jews passed to us through Isaac down the line all he way to Jesus, and through Jesus to us all, if we just accept it. The Arabs are nowhere in this line; they went a different way, through Ishmael, who was the father of many nations, none of which had this blessing. They deny this, claiming the blessing came to them through Ishmael, who Abraham took up on the mountain; Muhammad had that backwards. You shall know them by their fruits, so let's see how the Muslim side compares to the Jewish side, which is similar to the Christian side, in one word: fantastic! Islam apparently thwarts its own progress and blames it on others, especially Americans and Jews. We can see from the statistics of major contributions to world knowledge: Nobel Prizes. Because they succeed and prosper, they are hated. Is this not just plain jealousy, even racism? Isn't it always the accusation of have nots, that the prosperous have pushed them down, taken away their ability to move forward, and must be killed? Is it better to complain or to roll up your sleeves and get to work? The Russian Revolution had this same ideology: kill the wealthy and take their property. It did not improve the Russian people's freedom and prosperity, but made them slaves of the state. Jews have through history suffered even more than Arabs, having been captive in Egypt and Babylon and kicked out of their homes in Russia, slaughtered by Muhammad and other Muslims, murdered by Hitler...yet they are always able to rise out of the ashes and come back just as prosperous as ever, and still hated for it. Now the nations of the world want to push Israel into the sea, as the UN declaration giving Palestinians their own Israeli enemy state shows.
All people are supposed to be equal, isn't that what we are taught? Apparently not in God's eyes if they worship a false god. Jews apparently enjoy a blessing that the others (e.g. Muslims) do not have. Is not that the blessing of Abraham that God promised? Most of the accusations against Jews is the same old hat: blame them for every deficiency and poverty on earth. Yet they prosper. There is a message there, and it is for you to understand and see the truth. Like the Americans and Europeans, Finns have turned their backs on their creator and in so doing have put themselves outside His protection: that is the biggest problem. So I also ask the question: who among us is willing to live with the eternal problem of who will be next to be radicalized and cause problems, the probability of which can only increase. Already girls are more afraid to venture out at night into the streets, just as in the other Nordic countries. Finns will have to deal with this forever, which is a long time. If I am right, Finland is in big trouble in a few years; if I'm wrong, and I hope so, we still will be living in a more dangerous world than ever before in our history, one that can destroy us as a distinct nation and people. Finns have no say in the matter; outsiders have all the power. Americans too are angry at the destruction of their Constitutional, human rights, thanks to left winger Obama. 2nd RevolutionIslam
The war that started when Islam fired the first barrage on 9/11 is in full swing. The politically correct version is that we are not at war with Islam; the reality is a little different and we want to find out just how different. The first observation is that most Muslims are peaceful and want no part of this war, except it bothers them that we are fighting their brothers in distant lands, and who knows what some of them might do in retaliation as we have seen around the world many times. This war is both covert (stealth Jihad) and overt (various modes of violence), and the opportunity has never been better for Islam to fill a spiritual vacuum with their ideology. It is being waged on the home front stealthily from the inside and by individuals and Muslim vigilante groups in overt attacks all over the world, on non-Muslims, infidels, especially Christians and Jews, complying with Muhammad's command to take the world for Allah by violence if necessary. If these attacks were by any other group than Muslims, they would be enumerated on every evening newscast. During the Cold War the lie was circulating that Communism was good, but it has been perverted. That is the same lie circulating today: Islam is really good, it just has been hijacked by bad people who have twisted the Prophets words. Don't believe it! We will tell you why here. This seems to be reverse discrimination, and truth is the casualty of bad, biased reporting. The former president of France asked "what is the matter with American Journalists, they will not report what is happening?" You would be surprised where many of these reports, that are passed down the chain, originate. I have researched the influence of Arabs via partial or total ownership of news machines that grind out this garbage for your consumption, to change your opinion about Islam, Israel, Hamas, Palestinians, Muslim Brotherhood and it just goes on and on. Do not trust this reporting; check everything out for yourself. Just watch the news next time they discuss Christians and Muslims. Which is shown in a positive light and which is denigrated? Is there a bias? Is Christianity ever discussed in a positive light? Which gets more air time in Finland, a Christian country? Is Islam portrayed as a wonderful peaceful religion and Christians as bigots because of their moral standards? They are attacking your culture. This is the gradual chipping away of our past, our heritage, our cultural rock, and trying to replace it with a foreign ideology that we know nothing about but which is now coming to light because of the Internet, without which we could never know the truth in the definitive way that is now possible. Many people do not like Christianity or Islam or any other religion for that matter. This has nothing to do with racism or bigotry as long as it just remains an opinion. It is a matter of opinion, and everyone is entitled to that in a free society. Preventing free speech because it "might cause violent reactions" could be applied to many things, but we can't begin to stop free expression just because of something that might happen. Democracy and free speech are almost the same thing; democracy cannot survive in a climate where free speech has been suspended. That is exactly what our enemies want and we must not comply. True racism is the belief that one race or skin color is superior in every way to every other race, which is absurd, and has no place in Finland. What we must defend is our language, religion and culture, because if they go, we become extinct like many other Finno-Ugric people of Russia. I cannot see any other way to beat this thing other than we return to our roots and reset the moral laws that our forefathers lived by, which were founded on solid Christian principles. The Finnish Lutheran Church has dropped the ball and allowed the gradual loss of these principles to proliferate, but thankfully, not to the extent of America. With the vacuum filled once more with solid principles, the country can live and thrive as it has since Finland became a nation. This is no small matter; it is life or death.
Finnishness is not so much about racial purity as it is about the language and how we live - our culture. To the extent that we live and believe what our forefathers did, our culture is intact. If we deviate sharply for some reason from our past, that culture, a fragile thing we take for granted, is in danger. Mostly these deviations happen as a result of foreign influence, and as a free society, it is hard to control. Anyone can be a Finn if they have one or two parents that are Finns that pass on the culture. Immigrants that isolate themselves or are put into immigrant ghettos by the government are in danger of getting the wrong identity, which can backfire on our society in the form of crime. Of course others could also become Finns but it is much more difficult to start thinking like a Finn, and to have a true Finnish patriotism. That is just my opinion, but I think most Finns will agree. We love all races, but not all religions, and the reason for that is the intolerance built into them. The subject here, in part, is Islamic intolerance. While there are tolerant and peaceful Muslims, Islam itself is anything but; it is a religion of conquest over other cultures and religions. This seems to be a difficult thing for us to accept; it is easier and less stressful to accept a lie, so we dismiss it as hate or intolerance on our part. What we call "good" Muslims are those who ignor anything bad in the their holy books and concentrate on the good. Muslim extremists are those that concentrate, for various reasons, on the bad things therein, and often dig much deeper into that religion. There they find what Muhammad actually did, stripped of the flowery fairytales told to us. Good Muslims can still change our culture to where it is unrecognizble, by pushing for small incremental changes as in UK. These are more damaging than any violent attack, which support the real threat (incremental changes toward total Shariah Law) by creating an atmosphere of fear. It would be interesting to see a deradicalization in operation when the radical will immediately point to the radical verses or sayings of Muhammad about Holy War, or Jihad. How would any Muslim contradict Muhammad? We are on the trail of truth about Islam. Let's follow this idea to its logical conclusion and see if Islam is really the peaceful religion they claim...or something much more sinister.ABC News Who murdered Muhammed?
The Uralic Family of languages is comprised of two branches: 1) Finno-Ugric, and 2) Samoyedic. The Baltic Finnish/Karelian and Estonian (Finnic), Hungarian (Ugric) and Lapp (Saami "saw-me") people belong to this distinct group of linguistically related people. Uralic people are by definition indigenous people of the northern regions between the Urals and Norway. Finns are not some people who just wandered into Finland a thousand years ago from somewhere around Mongolia, as some historians want us to believe. Of course there have been waves of migration from the South and East over millennia. Finns are just as indigenous as Saami ("Lapps"). Ancient Finno-Ugric people even hunted in Central Europe at least during periods of glaciation. If this is the case, assimilation of these northern tribes has been going on for over ten thousand years. The process has been so gradual that their language has been preserved though genetically Finns are to a great extent European. These are fundamentally shy people, who have started to break out. Eastern Finns, the Karelians, my ancestry, are more fun-loving in the sense that they are a little less inhibited socially. Many of their homes are in wilderness all the way east to Lake Onega and North to the White Sea. The people have borne the brunt of Russian attacks through the ages and have become very good woodsmen, especially highly skilled in hunting and fishing, and familiarity with the terrain. The Finno-Ugric language in Europe has died out thousands of years ago, and thus there are no pockets of the language south of Norway and Sweden. The evidence for their European domicile during the last glaciation comes from Mitochondrial DNA evidence. The Karelia my parents and grandparents left behind in 1944:
The Finns are indeed indigenous people not only of Northern Europe but vast areas from central Europe to the Ob river in the east. This is the story of a people who have adapted to a difficult life in the north, with periods of plenty punctuated by periods of famine and hardships. The result is a noble, gracious, tenacious people with a desire to be forever free, not bowing down to anyone and building a culture from a rich heritage of mythology, skilled craftsmanship, heroic actions against invaders - finally resulting in nationhood. Finns are stubbornly independent and cannot be subjugated. The Czars knew that and left them alone, not totally swallowing them into mother Russia when Sweden (1150-1809) lost control of Finland to Russian forces in 1809. They became a valued associate, called a Grand Duchy, rather than a slave.
Crazy ideas about the origin of Finns have existed for hundreds of years. Some believe that until a thousand years ago, Finland was occupied only by Saami and that Finns migrated from the east and settled there, even as late as the first millennium. This theory has been disproven and now we know that ancestors of Finns have been there and also over a large area much longer, as the agreement between DNA, archeology and linguistic theory has shown. Two Theories Their traditional lands include everything between Lake Onega and Norway. The Russian government begs to differ; they want their people to believe this all was old Russian lands, justifying their annexation. Two criminals, Hitler and Stalin started WWII, dividing Europe between themselves. Both were hoping to acquire long coveted lands for their own expansion. Both had visions of controlling the world: one with Communism, the other Fascism. Unfortunately, like common criminals, one turned on the other, and the rest is history. After the war, Stalin got to share in dividing Europe, and Karelia became a victim, as did Poland and the Baltic States along with all of Eastern Europe. United States and Britain turned over to Stalin's executioners all Soviet citizens residing in the west, who had hoped to escape that beast. Finland too was obliged to turn over its prisoners. All people turned over to Stalin after the war had the same fate: execution or prison camps in Siberia, which amounted to the same thing. The Russian people took over most of the eastern province of Karelia in 1944, thanks to Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin, who divided Europe amongst themselves, forgetting all about why they joined the war in the first place: to guarantee the sovereignty of Poland. Britain declared war on Germany, although the Soviets were also in on the attack on Poland; we must remember this because Stalin was to get away with "murder" throughout the war, then demanded land for taking the brunt of Hitler's army. They quickly forgot all about this when Stalin joined forces to beat Hitler, allowing Stalin a free hand with his neighbors. America and Britain, however, did not annex anything like the Soviets. Of course they must return these lands to their owners if they are to comply with agreements that were signed, we know that, but they don't want to know. Many Finns today believe that Karelia, the 1/10 of Finland that was annexed, must be returned, but how to achieve that has been an problematic, and most politicians, except for a few descendants of Karelians, rather stay away from the subject. While they want Karelia returned, Finns want to be in good terms with Russians, showing that they are extremely patient. Today Russians are doing everything they can to justify their claim of "liberating" Karelia from "Fascism" including fabricating information. It has been suggested that Finns deserve what they got for cooperating with Hitler. While Finns cooperated with Hitler for a time, so did Stalin - which cancels out this argument. While Finns did it out of selfish reasons, to save their country, so did the Russians, to try and divide Europe with Hitler, a task in which they succeeded. However, the deception of the "Fascist" Finns is still alive and well. The Finns are in origin Finno-Ugric, not Germanic, so they cannot join in Hitler's plan for racial purity, nor do they have any interest in killing Jews or anyone else including Russians for Hitler's conquest. To be a Fascist country, Finland would need a dictator and of course there was none, because Finland was a free democratic country wishing only to protect itself from the neighbor, who had expansionist ambitions. Still today, the Soviet view permeates the world's history books about how Finland joined Hitler and how bad Finland was in resisting Stalin's expansion into Finland. This is absurd. Every Finn knows that Finland was succeeding in defending itself and this made the allies angry not because it was right or wrong, but because Stalin was their ally, which clouded their vision. The new residents of Karelia, Great Russians, have regular meetings to celebrate the theft (liberation) of Karelia from the "Fascist" Finns. The propaganda of the Soviet era is alive and well in Russia in the second millennium. This celebration of victory is done with the theme "the Fascist Finns must pay." That is the only justification for annexing Karelia the Russians can come up with. The guilt by association does not work in this case, as the Finns were attacked first and only wanted back what is theirs. Apparently Churchill did not like that and demanded Finland cease fighting in 1944. Finland did not capitulate but signed a treaty to end the war anyway, as Stalin was in a hurry to get to Berlin ahead of Americans.
Finns are indigenous to Finland - it is their country that they have defended for over a thousand years. The term "indigenous" has come to mean a minority group within a larger group, but this may not be accurate in some cases. If that group should grow in numbers (due to agriculture for example) compared to another group, or mixing with Swedes, could it cease to be "indigenous", like the Finns for example? Some people believe that because they aren't living in tents. Who should we include as indigenous, and should we redefine the term? Is the term politicized to exclude certain groups because of statistical numbers, skin color or culture? Here is one definition of the term: "Indigenous peoples are people, communities, and nations who claim a historical continuity and cultural affinity with societies endemic to their original territories that developed prior to exposure to the larger connected civilization associated with Western culture." This definition is in relation to "Western Culture." When some people claim that Finns are fairly recent settlers, (around 1000 ce) they mean that Finns are not indigenous. Obviously this definition does not fit every situation either. If everyone came from somewhere at some time, when do we call someone "indigenous?" How long must they reside in the area? The Jews immigrated to Canaan "Israel" at the time of Abraham, around 2000 BC. It was given to Abraham and his tribe at that time. It was not given to his half brother, Ishmael, who was banished into the desert, and became associated with Arab nations. Israel was the little corner of the globe that belonged to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This included Jerusalem. Arabs beg to differ, but on what basis? We ask these questions to start the process of considering the subject of who is entitled morally to occupy and benefit from any piece of land on the earth. Should the basis for land ownership be based on ancestral, indigenous rights? Does anyone have the right to take it away and must it be returned? If Israel has to give up land, so does Russia?
Based on these facts, are Jews indigenous to Israel? Which group has rightful claim to Israel because they are indigenous? Are Arabs entitled to claim all the land in the area, and if so on what grounds? These are questions that need to be answered if the issue of land entitlement is to be solved. Americans, Canadians, Australians and Russians will have a hard time defending any position regarding who owns "stolen" land; they walked into other people's land and killed as many as they could, at took the land. If the Jews and Arabs are joined together by a mutual ancestor, why do they fight each other for land? What has this got to do with Finns? Finns have been fighting over land that belongs to them as well, and we believe we are entitled to all of Karelia, St. Petersburg area all the way to Lake Onega. That is our ancestral land. Finns will never stop trying to get it back one way or another. Perhaps this government doesn't want to touch the subject, but one day these liberal rulers will be history and another more patriotic leader will emerge and the subject will be reborn as it was in 1941. Patriotic Finnish rulers have become extinct, but we are still hoping. We are hoping that if it is right for Palestinians to get "their" land back so they can work toward destroying Israel properly, then why not the Karelians who had their land taken twice: 1939 and 1944? This includes the Poles, Japanese, and anyone else that lost land to the Soviets by 1945.
Although Saami consider themselves distinct from the majority culture, in fact the Finns and Saami have coexisted in and around present Finland since the last glaciation. Of course the majority Finnish population has seen genetic drift from neighbors but so have the Saami. So, we can consider the Finnish majority as not only indigenous to Finland but to Europe as well. Like Finns, the Saami are indigenous to large territories of Northern Europe and today's Northwestern Russia, both having inhabited the area ever since the last ice age, ending approximately 11,000 years ago, but perhaps already long before that as well as recent archeology has shown.
Canadian Indians are called "First Nations" so perhaps who got there first can claim the territory on historical grounds. Reclaiming it though can be difficult or impossible, but it can be done. Imagine if the UN approved the return of much of Russia to their former owners. We believe that some of the land taken and its resources should be restored to the owners so that these people (displaced Baltic Finns in Ingria, Karelia and Eastward to the bend in the Volga), can move forward in prosperity and culturally like the Slavic majority. The only people that should be granted separate treatment within a nation are indigenous people.
If Russia began a process of firstly listening to the grievances of these people, they would certainly receive a positive review from the international community. But what if the native Indians of North America were not the first to arrive? Could we still call them "First Nations?" It seems that Finns or someone closely related to them, arrived first. This confirms my own theory that Finns traveled in an East-West direction, following fish and game, during the last glaciation, even ending up in America. When the ancestors of present day Indians arrived in North America, these Europeans disappeared. Were they killed off, or absorbed, or a little of both? The native Americans are preventing proper analysis of these finds claiming all bones older than 5000 years as their dead ancestors. But the scientists protested that these skeletons were not their relatives.
The Russian government's position is that they are just as entitled to the land as the Finns, but actually they are squatters on Finnish land rather than the other way around. Russians claim the land on historical grounds, but their history goes back hundreds, while the Finno-Ugric history goes back thousands of years. That is why Russian historians don't want to recognize that Finns have lived in Finland and Karelia for thousands of years, preferring the theory that they arrived there at the same time as themselves, sometime around the 12th-13th Century. International precedents have been set, as in Canada, whereby it is acknowledged that indigenous people are entitled to their land and the resources on it, that they can develop and benefit from as they see fit. Russian governments in the past have simply raped the resources and left the people with nothing but a destroyed environment, while practicing genocide on the people. The goal was to reduce the indigenous population and increase the Russian, while confiscating their trading posts at various rivers throughout the North. In more recent times, in the last several hundred years, this was done by killing them or banishing the people to distant places and leaving them there to fend for themselves, sometimes in the middle of winter. Stalin practiced genocide on a grand scale, but also banishing people to distant camps only to die of hunger and over work. The ">
Nuclear testing in northern Russia has spread radioactive debris all through the north, and much of it has reached Finland and the rest of Scandinavia as well. The result has been a lot of birth defects. Canadians (the author's present domicile) are beginning to become more civilized with respect to the native population, at least on paper, but the follow-through has been slow and often default has been the outcome. However, on APTN, the native TV channel in Canada, we can see that the people have made great strides in many areas including restoring their native languages. This must happen in Russia too to the Finno-Ugric languages.
It has been suggested that Finns are not European, but Asian. Anyone who watches hockey on TV will not agree. Finns have a distinct European, "Nordic" stamp, but with genetic links to the original people dating back to the Ice Ages. The writer's own theory of Finno-Ugric occupation of the North has solid research backing which opens the door to even greater possibilities in the quest for ancient origins of Finns. Certainly the Finnish population will have certain inclusions of Asian genetic influence - it would not be rational to conclude otherwise. The Huns occupied much of Europe at one time too, so Finland is not the only country to have eastern influence. However, to place the Finns as "Asians" or "Mongolians" (as some, such as H.G. Wells, like to do) has no basis in present scientific evidence. Mongolian influence, or genetic drift, has been active westward for millennia, all over Europe and Russia. H.G. Wells writes in his book "The Outline of History" that "To the Northwest the Finns, a Mongolian people, had long been established as far west as the Baltic." He probably never even met a Finn. This incorrect view has been propagated by earlier writers and repeated by many other historians. Some even placed the Finns incorrectly in the Ugric branch. There is no way that northern people of the world can not have any eastern elements, since genes flowed east and west along the ancient ice melt, but to say they are a "Mongolian people" is incorrect. New evidence under the North Sea
Certain physical and Mitochondrial characteristics attributed to Finns and Saami (formerly called Lapps) were probably already present in the aboriginal Europeans, which we now believe included the Finns and Saami. (Origins of Saami in left column)
Why did the prehistoric Finns have to travel, and how did they do it? The estimated resource area per person is between 0.1 - 0.5 sq. km. to survive in the north, and this meant travel in the vast Boreal Forests. Boat People Theory To traverse the huge numbers of lakes in the north during the long winters, early Finns invented ice skates. Later, when agriculture reached Finland, famines were fairly common as crops failed. The latest big one was in the latter half of the 17th Century, when Europe's weather took a deadly turn for the worse. In Finland, families even gave their children to the nomadic Saami to save them from starvation. Many ended up all the way up to the coast of Norway, as these nomads followed the migratory routes of their reindeer to the higher summer pastures in the mountains. Unlike the caribou of the Northwest Territories, that migrated from the treeline to the Barren Grounds in Canada, the migratory paths of these reindeer was east-west. The Saami were taxed by the Finns, but they also benefited from Finns. The Finns got furs and in return, the Saami got steel items that sometimes were traded all the way from the Middle East via the Volga River to Bjarmland.
There are many related groups in the former Soviet Union, most of which are quickly being assimilated into the dominant Russian language and culture. This has lately begun to be reversed, but it is a gigantic task. Just as the western Finns have had Germanic influence, the eastern Finnish cultures have developed with many Turkic/Indo-Iranian and Slavic cultural, religious and linguistic influences. The eastern Finnish languages cannot be understood by Finns today as contacts to the east have been more or less cut for eight hundred years of Russian history. At times, glaciers also separated the Eastern Finno-Ugric people from their relatives that once extended from the Netherlands to the shores of the Black Sea in the South. So of course Finns would have some "Eastern" genes since their hunting and trading range to the East may have reached Siberia.
Place-names which stretch all the way to the Ural mountains are ancient Finnish related in origin which can be seen in the map section. Many place names have similar prefixes although they might be several thousand kilometers apart. Finno-Ugric place names based on the root "sum" and "sam" testify to the large area Finns once called their land. "Suursuomi" movement or the idea of rebuilding a larger Finland that Slavs conquered, gained strength in 1941 when the Finns set out to take back land Russia annexed the year before. Stalin had grossly underestimated Finnish ingenuity, determination and stamina.
Many Finns and Estonians have a keen interest in their relatives to the east with whom many still feel some kinship ties. Recently, due to events in Russia against Finno-Ugric people by Moscow, there has been increased interest in this topic from many countries.
Finnish culture is very Scandinavian in style, but Finno-Ugric origins make the people distinct in many ways.
Who are the Uralic people? Where did they come from? Where do they live? What is their language and culture like? This web page explores these and many other questions relating to Uralic people: their past, present and future. We cannot do anything about the past, and the present is now, but we have the power to affect the future of the Finno-Ugric people, and the Finnish people are no exception.
Finland and the Finnish People
One cannot understand Finnish language, history and culture without some knowledge of related people. Finnish history and culture are presented against a background of the other Finno-Ugric people, the original Europeans(Fin.) Finnish written history is only from the second millennium, but fortunately the Finns have a strong oral tradition going back to the ice ages. Finns, and Karelian tribes in particular, had a strong oral tradition of rune singing their history of their ancient shamanistic beliefs, myth, magic, love and war. These traditions survived in Karelia probably because of the relative isolation from the early Finnish church. These stories were collected in the 19th Century and compiled into one story, composed of a masterful collection of epic poems that reveal the daily life of the people over millennia. Karelia, the land of the writer's ancestors, has a long history going back over eight thousand years. Today, Finns love their Kalevala which is read and enjoyed as a rich historical and mythological legacy of their ancestors. One reason for this is that Finns know that they have a glorious past that has been buried by official versions of history propagated during the time Finland was a part of Sweden and continued today in schools. The true oral tradition of the Finns survived in the backwoods of Karelia. We view the whole history of the Finnish people as open to revision by scientific multidisciplinary investigation.
As for the reliability of the information contained here, of course there may be some outdated material as some sources are very old. One of the greatest values in historical study is that the further back we look, the further forward we are able to see. The more cultures and religions we understand, the better we can manage our own cultures and religions, or what we believe to be true. Too little knowledge about important subjects is a dangerous thing, and here I try to open up your desire to know more about certain subjects that are timely and urgent so you can decide for yourself, while at the same time giving my own honest opinion. At the same time, we hope to discard some of the old assumptions we cling to passionately, which may be false.
The Finnish tribes ruled the North since the last Ice Age. A thousand years ago, Eastern Slavs began intercepting Karelian trade with the Norwegians and Volga traders. The map section shows the areas they used in their wilderness trips. When the population exploding slavs came and took over the key trading posts to the East, they forced the inhabitants to move West. Timing is everything; the Slavs were two hundred years too late. By the time Slavs arrived, the Perm ivory trade was in decline as new sources became available in Africa. Trading posts in the Northwest Finno-Ugrian Nation that were established by Finns were reestablished by Russians (e.g. Ustjug). Most of them were taken from their original owners by force after they made several friendly visits. Finns joined the Swedish Army to prevent Russians from occupying all of Finnish lands. Though the Russian Chronicles state that they were fighting Swedes, the truth is that they were fighting Finns trying to keep what is theirs: their lands. You see Swedes never tried to turn Finns into Swedes, but Russians have been Russifying Finns from the time they entered their lands back in the 11th Century. It was providential that the Western Finns were "protected" by Sweden for 700 years, which gave this nation the opportunity to become what it is today rather than suffer genocide and absorption - which was the intention of mother Russia. Both Sweden and Russia fought for control of the land between Lake Onega and the Baltic, but the real owners of this land are Baltic Finns themselves, mainly Tavastians, Karelians (Eastern and Western), Veps, (Southeastern Karelians) and Ingrians who live between Estonia and Karelia.
Since the last war, misinformation flooded the world's knowledge base and many false teachings have been spread about the Finns, Karelians, their rightful heritage in the north. These must be set straight. Viipuri (Vyborg) for example, which is not far from St. Petersburg, on the Gulf of Finland, was established by Finns and built by Finns - not Russians. Russian pamphlets and a plaque on a wall near the Viipuri fortress state that the natural harbor city of Viipuri is an old Russian city (when Finland was for a time a Russian Grand Duchy with an autonomous government, and for a time long ago when Finnish Viipuri was part of the Novgorod trade group where Finnish goods were traded with the Slavs to the east, before Russia even existed). It was part of a trading block, similar to the German Hanseatic League and now it is "back with the rightful owners." Finland "belonged" to Sweden a lot longer than it did Russia, including Viipuri, in fact about 700 years. The fact is that Viipuri and indeed all of Karelia (to the shores of Onega), Ingria (the area where St. Petersburg is today) and Finland belong to the Finnish people. Finns were deported from these areas when the Russians moved west to the Baltic, especially during and after Peter the Great established St. Petersburg in 1703. After the WWII, Russia settled newly occupied areas of Karelia vacated by Finns, who were escaping Marxism and Stalin, with people from all over Russia. Gradually all buildings suffered neglect and Karelia began to look like rundown Russian town. A Finnish site has documented all the lies told to the Russian people about the Second World War. As always, the Finns are the "Fascist" aggressors. Prokarelia
Many countries have claims against Russia, land that has been taken when the opportunity presented during WWII. Who took the land? The Allies, specifically Russia. Karelia was taken by force in 1944 and it should be returned by the Allies (Britain, US, and Canada) since Russia could not have done it without American and Canadian material aid. When Russia blames Finland, it usually points to Finland's association with Germany and that Russia was fighting Fascism. However, if Russians are honest with themselves they will admit that they too were allied with Russia and they are the ones who started WWII with Germany. Having started WWII, Russia then blames Finland for attacking first. How absurd can you get.
The world news is full of how the Israelis must give back land they "took" from the Arabs, even though a lot of it was purchased desert land that the Arabs considered useless, until the Israelis showed how to make it blossom. There were few Arabs in the "Palestine" (no such place, it was Syria) lands before the Israelis began to turn the desert into green belt. Those that were there did not know how to use the land properly, and it was basically wasteland. Arabs thought these Jews were crazy for buying that land, that they were only too glad to sell believing that they had sold worthless land to a Jew, laughing all the way to the bank. Now that Jews showed them how to take care of the land, they suddenly want it back. Their violent Jew hating leadership incited this violence when they all could have lived peacefully side by side! The Arabs had every possibility to develop the land before the Jews ever arrived, but they did nothing. You can tell when you are in an Arab area - the contrast is considerable. Did the Jews make the Arabs unable to perform, or is it in their nature? Whatever it is, it is the Jews who get the blame. Why could the Jews settle there then but not now? Shouldn't they live in peace together? The Arabs live in Jewish areas without the Jews protesting, until they start their Jihad violence. The hatred of Jews is deeply ingrained in Arabs, and the Arabs have wanted to kill all Jews since Muhammad, and even before. Since "peaceful" Muhammad killed all the Jews on the Arabian peninsula, Muslims have been in constant strife with Jews. Yet Muslims swear Muhammad never killed anyone unless in self defense.
The Bible says, "I will bless those who bless, and curse those who curse Israel." "...you will be a blessing to the world." (Gen. 12:3). Notice that American economy started to slip badly when Obama came in, a man that said he was Christian, but who changed his mind after he was elected, to reveal a Muslim, at least to his Muslim buddies in the Middle East. He is the most two faced president in history. This was the Muslim lying that is permissible, to fool infidels and conquer them. America can be healed, but it must not abandon Israel. The history of the Jews goes back over four thousand years when Abraham, from Ur, in Babylon, settled the land of Canaan, which is Israel. God gave that land to Abraham and told him to go there. Who can say that Jews cannot own their own land that God gave them? And who can take it away? Apparently the Arabs, Egyptians and Persians, and now American president - and for what? Pure hate; it's not just about how badly the Israelis treat anyone. In a territorial dispute going back thousands of years, who can claim to be right today? It is much more than something Jews have done, and it began with Ishmael the out-of-wedlock son of Abraham. I was asked by a friend, "why does everyone hate the Jews?" The answer is complex but a simple answer might be something like "they are jealous of them." That is one of many answers. I was told by a recent visitor to Israel that you can see clearly the demarcation between Arab zones and Israeli ones. The Arab areas are run down and look like slums. The people are lazy and spend most of their energy blaming someone else, Jews in this case. An Arab barber asked me why the Jews appear to be so progressive, and if the Arab was "stupid" or something. The answer to that is in Ishmael, and the Bible says his hand will be against everyone:
"He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone's hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward[b] all his brothers.” Gen. 16:12
Here is one American Muslim who delights in mocking Christianity, then when asked about his religion by western media, claims he is Christian. Of course that changes to Muslim when talking to Muslims. Obama, make up your mind.
One Israeli is worth 1000 "Palestinians" (There is no such thing as a Palestinian people. It is an Ottoman invention.) as was shown in the prisoner swap in December 2011. The ratio of Nobel Prizes is skewed almost totally toward the Jews, that have .2% of the world's population, but have won 22% of the coveted Prizes. No doubt at one time Arabs had a highly developed science, but it has, under Islam been almost destroyed. Arabs are probably as capable as Jews but for some reason it has not made any difference. Jews always do a finer job of the land they possess, and the knowledge they have. Is it the fault of Islam? It may well be. Muslims have 1.5 billion people, and have won 6 Nobel Prizes. Be careful which side you're on. Muhammad got the Qur'an from Satan, and the writers of the Bible got it from God. This is a fact. There is a lot of proof but here is only one. Al Waqidi states that Mohammad had such an aversion to the form of the cross, that he would break everything brought into the house with a shape of the cross on it. Additionally, Ahmad ibn Hanbal (A.D. 855) said that Muhammad would foam at the mouth during prayer. Christians should immediately remember the Apostle Mark's telling of Jesus casting a demon out of a boy who was possessed. This demon-possessed boy also showed this symptom of "foaming at the mouth." (Nehls 1990:61). Actually, Muhammad had a seizure at times when he received a message from this "Angel Gabriel" that he says recited the whole Qur'an to him. By the way Muhammad was illiterate and had to remember every detail that the Angel gave him and tell it to a scribe. By then, he would have forgotten most of the stuff, but no matter, he could fill it in. This is one reason I don't want Finland to fall victim to Islam. If Finland now believes that Muslims, sworn enemies of Jews, have a place in Finnish society, that they are basically the same as Christians, I shudder to think what future lies in wait.
The history of Finns in Karelia goes back to the ice age, when Slavs were still down in the warm south. I believe that this land was given to the Finns and they should have control over it. The Slavs are occupying it at the moment, but who knows what the future will bring. The writer's father always believed that he would have his home back, which was taken by Russians in 1944, along with the demand for over $500 Million dollars worth of war indemnity. The Russians undervalued everything so the number is much higher. To the Russian's surprise the Finns paid it off in a few years and became a manufacturing powerhouse. There was a clause that Russians would get more land if the Finns defaulted. Apparently they still had not learned their lesson: they weren't dealing with an ordinary people here. These were Finns.
Shouldn't everyone get their land back? Of course the Slavs would have nowhere to go then. We Finns did not sell our land, it was taken by force. As far as the owners are concerned, they still own it and it is under occupation, as is the land in United States by this definition. That land was taken, not once but twice between 1939 and 1944.
Is there a comparison between Finns and Jews? In some ways. The brilliant Israeli scientists made the desert bloom, and now the ones who sold them land want it back! Then, when attacked by neighbors, they expanded. Only Jews have to leave land they have purchased or settled because it is called "occupation." The area has been the home of Jews for thousands of years, and there is no reason to believe they do not belong there, like the Finns belong in their ancestral lands. Like the Israelis, the Finns almost always end up victorious against their main enemy through history - Russia. They are both blessed with knowledge of warfare tactics that offset the uneven numbers. Traditionally Russians just took and killed everyone or sent them off to Siberia as slaves - then Russifies the population. This is genocide. They also turned the Eastern Finns to the Orthodox Religion, to drive them away from their brothers and into the Russian fold. It seemed to work. Russians want desperately to join the world economic system, or they cannot move forward. First they should make good and give back the land, not just to the Finns but all the small defenseless countries they preyed upon especially at a time when everyone was in crisis. To justify these annexations, the Russians now resort to changing history, or omitting it altogether. Russia's land grabs. The Arabs never forgive the Israelis, and they never really move forward either. Finns know how to forgive the Russians, and therefore they have moved forward and became one of the most prosperous countries in the world. The Bible teaches forgiveness; the Koran teaches the opposite as we have seen with the various Muhammad artists and the resulting killings and riots. We have here two polar opposite philosophies trying to coexist. Then Russians must restore their integrity and trust, which takes a long time to establish. After that, they must prove themselves trustworthy.
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The Return of Karelia
Finland was attacked by Soviet Union, without cause November 30, 1939. Karelians are waiting for their land to be returned. A new book (2012) in Finland says that the Finns are in the process of bringing the question of Finland's guilt or innocence in the accusation that Finland is responsible for the war with Soviet Union, to the highest court in Finland, which still clings to the Soviet imposed line that the government was committing a crime in fighting the Soviets. What is meant by that is, that Finland should have just laid down their weapons and let the Soviets occupy Finland. This is absurd, but that is the logical scenario if Finland should do what those backing the Soviet view, says they should have. The men "responsible" were imprisoned: Risto Ryti and his ministers. Most Finns want this corrected, and the government is not willing to go there.
Karelia should never have been taken in the first place - it was Stalin's doing - and we know how bad he was to even his own people. The Americans and British caved in to Stalin's desires for expansion at the expense of Finland. There is quite a large organized movement in Finland to repatriate Karelia back to its rightful owners. The only thing that those in Russia who want to keep this booty have to defend their ill gotten gains is that they were "liberating" Karelia from "Fascists." Even a school boy knows that Hitler and Mussolini were Fascists, but not Finland. May I remind anyone who wants to take the Russian point of view, that Russia fought along side of Hitler, and together they started WWII. So, those Russians pointing at Finland, better point at themselves. Furthermore, Russia signed the (Atlantic Charter, 1942) which means they promised not to engage in land grabbing in exchange for foreign aid. Now that Karelia is occupied by Russia, Putin has embarked upon a restructuring of historical facts to consolidate these gains as legitimate.
In researching sources such as the Encyclopaedia Britannica be aware that it may contain Soviet era disinformation regarding areas they "liberated." The elite have always had their way, employing writers to write or invent history. They are very clever at it, and you can easily miss the lie or omission if you don't have enough background information to spot it. For example, when Finland was attacked by Russia, fancy weapons were scarce, so they invented the Molotov Cocktail, a solution of flammable liquid that destroyed tanks. Now they are claiming it was
Finland and The Finnish People
Finland (Suomi), a northern European country of 5.2 million people, is a land where peasants have always been free. Historically, Finns are stubbornly independent and hard-working.
Since 1155, Finland had been in the Swedish realm. Finland, became the borderline between the Orthodox east and Western Christianity. I'd like to put religion into perspective here. Most Finns are Lutheran Christians. Simply put, the Bible is the highest authority, and the worship of Mary, icons, saints and special intercession and interpretive powers for priests was discarded by Martin Luther, and rejected by Jesus. According to Him, the priest's duties were transferred to all people.
In 1808, Finland became a Russian autonomous Grand Duchy, a special status giving the Finns great control of their internal government. After the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917, Finland became an independent republic with a social democratic government. The Finnish Independence Day is December 6.
At 337,000 sq. km. (130,128.01 sq. mi.), with 60,000 lakes, Finland is about the size of New England, New Jersey, and New York combined, or 4/10 the size of British Columbia, Canada. Finland's southern shores are at the approximate latitude of Yukon/Northwest Territories/British Columbia border. Forbes, 2004 Freedom of Press: which country is tops? You guessed it. You can read about Life in Finland:
Sixty Minutes TV show reported that Finns are the shyest people on earth. I know this to be accurate to some extent having been born there, but they are making good progress.
I took a trip to the country where I was born before going to University, as a sort of "Rite of Passage." There I met the Finns themselves, who were not that shy once you got to know them. Shyness is a national character and does not necessarily mean they are depressed or antisocial. You must realize that Finns are originally a forest/river/lake people and as such are comfortable being alone in the vast wilderness of the north; living with crowds is alien to the Finnish spirit - the exception being (e.g. Tango) dance halls. The Show takes the extreme point of view, but here it is.
European Council on Refugees and Exiles (ECRE) is addressing the needs of people who were displaced in wartime. Central issue is the return of assets taken, especially real estate. Russians for some reason have always thought that Karelia was theirs, and Sweden had no rights there. How is it that they should have the right to take the land away from the Finns, then force the Finns to pay for their campaign of terror after they took Karelia, the best part of Finland along with a large lake Finland shared with Russia? In the final analysis it amounts to ">
Did the Finnish tribes change the Russian place names to Finnish, or did the invading Russians change the Finnish names to Russian? Who named the geographical areas are the owners. Check the map section and see how far East from the present border the Finnish names for every stream, lake, and other topography, went. You see, the argument between the Finns and Russians was over land. The Swedes backed the Finns and the Russians tried divide and conquer to get the Eastern Finnic people to fight their relatives to the West.Their goal was to reach the Baltic, which was already occupied by Finns, Estonians, Livonians, Latvians and Lithuanians. The Swedes did not turn the Finns into Swedes over the 700 years they controlled the territory, but the Russians did everything they could to prevent the Eastern Karelians from joining their brothers to the West. Religion played a big role there. Russia's genocide and annexation continued up to 1944.
It will be interesting to see how willing Putin et al is in returning booty USSR took illegally. (Russia signed the Atlantic Charter meaning no country was to grab land) Since Karelia was a part of USSR which no longer exists, Russia has actually annexed Karelia after the fall of Communism. Karelia should have gone back to Finland at that time.
Finland (like many other European States, e.g. Poland and Baltic States) failed to obtain assistance from United States and Britain in the WWII. The "Third Aggressor of WWII" received assistance "to beat Hitler" but this aid was used to annex millions of square Kilometers of land to the Soviet Union.
It may sound silly but, nowadays Russia still actually claims that tiny Finland attacked the giant Soviet Union and that they were fighting Fascism. Even Churchill pointed to Finland's "Fascist" leanings, though all Finland wanted was Karelia back where it belongs. Perhaps by the same logic, England had Communist leanings since they were friends of Stalin. A mouse does not normally attack an elephant, but that Finnish mouse did roar when attacked. Finland was never, and never will be Fascist - it is against the Finnish nature which accepts everyone, while one of the main goals of Fascism is to cull away all undesirables of the face of the earth. Finland was, in fact, fighting its age-old war: trying to prevent Russians from annexing/occupying/absorbing, Russifying and finally enslaving the people.
From the Baltic to the Pacific, the land is claimed by "Russians" as theirs since time began, but in reality, they conquered the peaceful tribes and put them under their harsh yoke. Yet, they claim old Finnish cities such as Viipuri as "Old Russian" city they liberated from the Finnish thieves. Russian history books are great fiction, but when repeated in the West, their "history" becomes a serious thing the Finns have been trying to correct.
Accusing the other side of aggression is merely a normal war formality. The Finns did not have a death wish. The old sport of "the Russians crossing the Finnish Line" (where they often got Finnished) goes back hundreds of years, but Churchill and Roosevelt chose to ignore that fact in 1941-44, an about face from 1939, when Russia tried to annex little Finland. That the war was not just is refuted or accepted by Russian leadership depending on who is in power. The present administration claims Finland attacked, which was the Soviet position. Russia downplays the first 1939-40 Winter War (which is easily seen as Russian aggression) but emphasizes Finland's 1941 offensive to take back the lost territory with German aid. Hence Soviets claim that the land they took in 1944 was liberated from the fascists, (therefore morally right) though Finland is and has always been, a Social Democratic country - and fiercely independent. The counter culture of 1970's called stealing "liberating" - which is what the Russians still call it today. The indigity done not just to the Finns, but the other Baltic countries as well, by the Soviets - and picked up by and repeated by the Western press - is that anyone fighting with the Nazis against Soviets, were Nazis themselves. This lie cast a shadow over the Finns and helped the Soviets annex Karelia in front of the noses of Churchill and Roosevelt, and with their blessings. Both nations abstained from recognizing Finnish independence in 1918, and here they again approved Finland's reunion with Russia. They hoped that by giving Stalin what he wanted, he would cooperate with them later. But fighting with the Nazis, or being occupied by them was of little consequence, for the results would be the same: annexation, enslavement and forced deportation and/or death. The use of the word "Nazi" by the Russian people, even today often extends to anyone opposed to Russian influence. Russian propaganda only focuses on the millions of people the Nazis murdered, but seldom do they recall for the people the millions of people Stalin, one of their own, murdered.
The world has a right to be concerned today about the direction Russia is headed under Putin et al. Russia has become a corrupt tyranny of the majority, with much Nazi-like behavior like German brown shirts of the 30's, and even the news is under government control. Putin is still in charge and he is corrupt.
Putin has also reinstated the alliance between the Russian Orthodox Church and Government - as in the days of the Czars. The Church supported Putin and in return, Putin agreed to begin persecution of all other religions, as in the old times. How can the Russian Orthodox Church be the true church if it is supporting persecution of other Christians? One religion, one party, what's next? The door has all but closed for evangelism, and gathering in homes to exercise religious liberty is now a crime. What makes the west so strong and free, is their willingness to accept various religious beliefs, allowing them to freely exercise worship. Alexandr Solzhnitsyn believed that the problems of the world were spiritual, not political. He believed that what Russia needed to do more than anything else was to repent for the suffering she had caused. In 1983, when he was awarded the prestigious Templeton Prize, in his acceptance speech, he said that if he had to sum up the World’s problems in a few words he would say “Men have forgotten God”.
Finnish Society underwent a profound transition in the last part of the second millennium, and continues in the new one. On the 1st of January 1995, Finland joined the European Union (EU, former EEC or EC), losing a lot of her autonomy in the process. Finland is participating in the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU); the currency (markka, abbr. mk or FIM) is now replaced by Euro (with a ratio of 5.94571 FIM = 1 euro). (There are so many songs in Finland with Markka in it. Will they have to change the words? "Ei ole mulla Euroja taskussa..." = I don't have any Markkas in my pocket..)
Finland supports Turkey's bid to join EU, and has not recognized the Armenian Genocide by Turkey. This is just political correctness played with over a million innocent Christians massacred by Turks. Turkey is outwardly a "democratic" free country but inwardly a repressive typical Islamic regime, though somewhat less than other countries in the region.
Turkey wants to project an image satisfactory to the people of EU, but it is (in the opinion of the writer) a dishonest image. Their Constitution guarantees "Freedom of Religion," but in practice it represses all religions but Islam. In 2012, reports by 700 Club have reported that Turkey has moved further towards Islamic Fundamentalism. Murders of Christians go unpunished and soon there will be no Christians in Turkey. Is this the country Europe wants to join? This criminal organization? The Ottomans destroyed Christianity in Turkey and now the administration is finishing the job.
Atom Egoyan's film Ararat is about the Armenian Genocide by Turkey. (see DVD in left column) In 2007, United States Senate has proclaimed the killing of at least one million Armenian Christians in Turkey as genocide, a charge they deny. Turkey was the country that was trying to take over Europe in the Middle Ages. Now are Europeans thinking of inviting them to take over? A Muslim country will never be a truly open, or free, society although each one claims to be just that. Turkey has one of the highest number of journalists in prison, surpassing China and Iran. (BBC 2011)
No country in EU represses religion, but this will change if Turkey joins. Christians who preach in Turkey are typically arrested and jailed for two years and released just before the trial. That's not all, Turkey is increasingly being ruled by the Muslim leaders, as in Iran and Iraq. Most Christians have left. How is this country able to fit into a European "free" society? It is impossible. Finnish president Halonen would welcome Turkey into EU, despite gross human rights violations, showing that Liberal minded thinkers are willing to accept anything, even if it is not in the interest of the country. If you are a Christian living in Europe and you want to start a church in Turkey, you will be jailed.
Which path has Finland chosen to set for itself? The new millennium has brought many potential traps to which unwary nations could easily become prey. By joining EU, it has set its path with the collective, which means much less control of ones own destiny. The folly of EU becomes the folly of Finland. The successes of EU become the successes of Finland, at least in theory.
Many Finns are just beginning to find out exactly what it means to be in this union, and some are having second thoughts about losing their hard fought for and won, independence. Once again, Finland and the Finnish language is in a minority position in a larger union. The Finns are generally very enthusiastic about this relationship, but not all news is positive about the EU affects on the Finnish people, especially farmers. There is also a lesson from the past. In the late 1600's when Finnish troops were fighting Sweden's battles, far away from their land, Finland was attacked by Russians, which ended up being a massive setback for all Baltic Finns. Could this be repeated if war breaks out and Finnish troops have to go defend Central Europe, leaving Finland vulnerable?
The future of Finnish culture and language is daily becoming increasingly fragile. Not only is Finland engulfed in EU, a massive surrender of sovereignty, but the people embrace western culture to a great extent, and in their enthusiasm to do so, have suffered linguistic and cultural decrement recently to powerful, magnetic Americanism that is readily available through all media sources. There are many ways Finns could suffer greatly in this union. If EU accepts [Pirkko] Perhaps there are some changes to be made... The January 2003 programming for TV2: 9 American films, 4 Finnish films and 3 other. Finland faces West, even past its EU brothers.Finland has a national knack for mobile communications and information technology and a vision for combining the two. Finland has the world's highest per capita cellular phone and Internet users. In fact, as of January 1999, there were more cellular phones in Finland than regular, and Nokia is now the largest cellular communications company in the world. I hope Nokia invents a safer cellular phone that won't fry the brain with microwaves.
Finns in the gene pool of the world.Finland: A Rising Nationality, by Peter Kropotkin - 1885 observations about Finland and Finnish people. "Never having been a personal serf, he is not servile; he always maintains his personal dignity and speaks with the same grave intonation and self-respect to a Russian Tsar as to his neighbour. A lymphatic temperament, slowness of movement and of thought, and sullen indifference have often been imputed to him.
Finland has not scrapped its fleet of steam locomotives. There are 140 of them all ready to go, all over Finland. Little Finland will not be paralyzed by Russia cutting of the oil.
Alexis Kivi was a very important writer at a time when Finland was beginning to assert its own nationhood after seven hundred years in the Swedish realm and a hundred years associated with Russia. His most famous book is Seven Brothers. Story From Seven Brothers (in a sauna) by Alexis Kivi
Brigitte Gabriel grew up in Christian Lebanon and was there when Muslims took over and slaughtered all non Muslims. She is determined not to let that happen in America. We need the same spirit in Finland.
Finnish language website to educate Finns about Islam