A few weeks ago you wrote about Finland’s brand-new Islamic party. And guess what — it already turned out that one of the founders of that party, Sauli Ingman, used to post messages on Usenet (under his own name, no less) expressing his wish to go jihadding to Dagestan and Chechnya, and asking for money, military equipment and Islamic training.
Having failed to find a willing Jihad sponsor, the man decided to run in the city elections from the Left party, but willing voters were in short supply, too. When Helsingin Sanomat asked him about it, he said that he was just letting off steam, and wouldn’t have gone there for real.
The the article in Helsingin Sanomat is in Finnish, but fortunately Vera blogs in English, and covers the story in Vera’s log. Here’s the second of Sauli Ingman’s two posted messages
DAGESTAN AND CHECHNYA- - - - - - - - -
Hello Dear Moslem,
I am Finnish muslim Sauli Ingman. I prayed even today five prayers to Allah!
I want to help Chechnya and Dagestani rebelling Shura. What are their homepages?
How to help them? How to join a war against Russia in Chechnya? Where to get a proper military equipment and who pays cost of my campaign?
How to send a money to Chechnya?
Why islamic countries do not help officially Chechnya, which is now in a desperate situation? Something militarily has to happen and soon!
Let’s drive Russians out of Chechnya and Dagestan!!!!!!!
How many islamic voluntaries are fighting in Caucasia???
Please inform me about homepages and helping facilities and possibilities to drive indifidels out of Caucasia.
The Finnish muslim (indeed!!)
There’s more over at Vera’s log. I’ll let her have the last word:
Now, maybe there is an innocent explanation for all of this. A lot of people post stuff they are not proud of when drunk, or maybe the guy just left a session open on one of the university’s computers in a public place, or maybe some evildoers forged the message. But I think it might be at least worth asking about.