World Village Multicultural Tolerance Festival Cancels Free Speech Exhibit Over Fears Of Muslim Killing Spree

“…One of Finland’s largest festivals, Helsinki’s World Village, is a celebration of multicultural tolerance and respect. The free annual two-day event, known as Maailma kylässä in Finnish, has attracted more than 80,000 visitors in recent years.

This year’s festival, which opens at 11 am Saturday in Railway Square and Kaisaniemi Park, features hundreds of music and dance performances, discussions and workshops. Musically the focus is on Africa and the Middle East this time, with headliners such as Nigerian veteran Orlando Julius with UK jazz collective The Heliocentrics, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars, Lebanese indie rock band Mashrou’ Leila and Finnish-Beninese band the Helsinki-Cotonou Ensemble.

The festival will not however include a planned Freedom of Speech Village, which organisers cancelled due to security concerns. The stand was to have included an “I am Charlie” exhibition inspired by the terrorist-hit French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. The planned show would have included drawings of the Prophet Muhammad similar to those which have triggered violent attacks in Paris, Copenhagen and elsewhere.”

  • Alain

    Another fine example of tolerance one can always expect with multiculturalism, especially when Islam is added to the mix.

    • Gary

      How pathetic to belong to a faith where 6,000,000,000 people on Earth see you as prone to riots, violence and terrorism to killed people over hurt feelings when someone claims your faith is not peaceful.
      Take away the death penalty for leaving islam and it will ebb away to a death-cult of about 200,000,000 followers , if that .

      • Alain

        Bingo. Remove the death penalty for leaving Islam and forced conversions and their numbers would crumble in no time.

    • Islam just makes friends everywhere it goes.

  • Xavier

    Why is the West afraid to defend civilization?

    • This is more a collaboration between Islam and the left to control those who oppose them.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It has reached the point where I am turned off cold by these ostentatious displays of world brotherhood. They have the sincerity of a used car sales pitch.

  • That will show them!