Here's a story I missed earlier in the week. Inshallah, Finland may soon have a new registered party:
An Islamic political party is being set up in Finland; organisers hope to gather the necessary 5,000 signatures for official registration, and to field candidates in next year's municipal elections. [...]
One of the goals of the party is to end the sale of alcoholic beverages at Finnish grocery stores and kiosks. Sales through the Alko stores would not be affected. The party also wants to make it possible for Muslim children to opt out of music classes and excursions to swimming pools, which Tammi says go against the Muslim faith.
Clearly these people have managed to identify the three main problems facing Muslims in today's Finland: beer on store shelfs, swimming pools full of school kids, and off-key singalongs of "Sininen and valkoinen". You may think that doesn't amount to much, but if you do, you've probably never heard an off-key singalong of "Sininen ja valkoinen".
To further excite Eurabia worrywarts, the wonderfully named party chair Abdullah Tammi had this to say:
Asked if the party wanted Sharia law to be implemented in Finland, Tammi said that such a move would be "fantastic". He noted that the purpose of the law is to prevent crime in advance.
There has to be some sort of a "The Minority Report" pun to be made here, but I can't get to it right now.
However, he was quick to add that the party is not seriously seeking a dominant position in Finnish politics or the building of an Islamic society here.
Indeed, from the story it sounded as if they plan to focus on local Helsinki politics.
Representatives from some other Muslim organizations were also interviewed and they expressed doubts over the new party being able to attract widespread support in the community. They made the sensible point that some Muslims are already involved in the existing parties.