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December 22, 2014 4:53 pm

Left-Wing Finnish Politician Attacks Sale of Helsinki Building to Chabad, Citing ‘Mossad’ Ties

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Esko Seppänen: "I'm not an anti-Semite." Photo: Tundra Tabloids

Esko Seppänen, a former member of the European parliament and a leading figure in Finland’s Left Alliance party, has condemned the decision of the Helsinki City Council to sell old maritime customs barracks to the Chabad Lubavitch movement.

Seppänen claimed that Chabad has links with Israeli espionage agencies. According to Nordic blog Tundra Tabloids, Seppänen said that the that former Marine Customs property is an ideal location for “the interception of messages of the telecommunications of the Finnish State.” He added that that the “Mossad represents ‘state terrorism'” and expressed concern that the building now owned by Chabad would “in the future also be an attractive target for anti-Israeli terrorist attacks.”

Despite slamming the sale and accusing Chabad of Mossad ties without producing evidence – the mission of the organization is the promotion of Judaism and the Jewish faith – Seppänen was quick to offer the assurance that he is not “an anti-Semite.”

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  • Emanuel

    Left wing scum, if he were a patriot he would have ties to the Finnish revolution himself which wasn’t even 100 years ago, of course he is content to distance himself from such things as patriotism and use religion as a polarizing political tool for manipulating his countrymen. In any case, his argument about spying is lame and Finland clearly has a problem if he is saying this.

  • victoria brandeis

    WHAT AN UGLY MAN…NO WONDER HIS DEMISE AND WHEATIES ARE OF HATRED…….HOWEVER…..EUROPE WAS ALWAYS IN DESIRE TO REMOVE JEWS….AMERICA AS WELL AND CANADA TOO…SOMEHOW THE LOOPS OF DEATH ARE MISSED ……HOWEVER THIS UGLY MAN, LOOK AT THE FACE OF THIS FINISH FISH……AMAZING….ONCE WE WERE TAUGHT OF THE BEAUTY OF LIFE OF PEOPLE……YES, TODAY I FIND WHAT I DID NOT AS A YOUTH THE BEAUTY OF JEWS…THE TORAH AND LIFE…..THE REST OF THE WORLD IS TRULY ONE UGLY FACE AFTER ANOTHER…..SHAME……BUT TRUE…..CHABAB YOUR GREAT….WITHOUT YOU SOULS WOULD REMAIN EMPTY IN THESE AWFUL PARTS OF THE WORLD…..

  • It’s not only in Finland that there is such confusion. Years back when a local London council gave grants to support youth groups we applied on behalf of Pirchim aka Pirchei Agudath Israel, a boys group which runs religious, educational and sports events. There were complaints that Pirchim [Agudath Israel]was a political party in the Israeli Knesset and we were therefore not a charity or a ‘youth group’ for the purposes of receiving a grant! Try explaining that to boys aged 8 to 16 who took part in our tennis, soccer and Mishna Siyum.

  • Markus E Brajtman

    Well, by looking at the picture of this “i am not an anti Semite” he looks a lot like Hitler. The only thing missing , is the moustache.

  • Edgy

    I am certainly glad he cleared up the bit about not being an anti-semite. Wouldn’t want anyone to be confused. It’s also likely that some of his best friends are Jewish.

  • Mike P.

    As a Jew, if I were ever to spy on Finland, it would be to learn how to make a better pickled herring.

  • Mike P.

    Esko, I hate to inform you of this, but if you hallucinate about religious Jews being spies, then you are actually an anti-Semite–even if you don’t hate them.

    Anti-Semitism does not require hatred–promoting weird theories about Jews is also anti-Semitism.

    By the way, no offense, but nobody cares about what’s going on in Helsinki, except maybe for Putin, who probably would like to claim Finland.

  • Eve

    Yeah, yeah. We know. Some of his best friends are Jews. Another insane antisemite. And what possible interest could anyone have in telecommunications of the very unimportant Finnish state?

  • Alan Cahn,

    Europe is still infested with its puritanical Hitlerarian cultures.
    Shame on the Fins..I would like to read about those that denounce those with a missing link or sub-human types in a so called democratic society.
    How about closing the PLO office or the Syrian/Iranian consulate.

  • Russell Grayson

    No, not an anti-Semite. He hates MARTIANS. Can’t top Shakespeare: “Methinks he doth protest too much.”

  • mh8169

    Yes,and a hen does not lay eggs.

  • David

    He forgot to add that in addition to not being an antisemite, some of his best friends were Jewish

  • Rivegauche610

    I see Finland has politicians as unpleasant – and as stupidly misnformed – as american republicans.

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    Let him show his EVIDENCE in a court of law and then he can be sued for libel.

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