William B. Fox
On March 9, while riding with journalist John de Nugent in his car on a country road north of Pittsburgh, 23-year old Finnish asylum seeker Henrik Holappa was suddenly arrested, slapped in handcuffs and leg-irons, and whisked off to the local county jail. He now faces deportation back to his native Finland, where he could be jailed 4.5 years for expressing his opinions.
By American standards, Holappa has committed absolutely no crimes in Finland. Most Americans would say the same thing about his stay in America. In fact many individuals such as de Nugent and myself would say that he is by nature honorable and patriotic.
Holappa served honorably in both the active and reserve Finnish armed forces from 2001 up until 2007, when he was dishonorably discharged for his political views. He discovered afterwards that he could not even get a job as a security guard. The state security police, SUPO, had put the word out to potential employers.
Holappa as a Finnish reservist
His immigration attorney summarized his political persecution in his asylum application dated Oct 10, 2009:
In recent years, the country of Finland has become home to many immigrants from Somalia and Turkey. Since the influx of these immigrants, the country has had a dramatic increase in gang-rapes of Finnish women. Mr. Holappa spoke out against these attacks of his countrywomen. Mr. Holappa’s political opinion was twisted by Finnish authorities to be interpreted as racist and anti-immigrant, when in fact, Mr. Holappa’s political opinions are anti-crime and anti-criminal immigrants—not racist.
On January 16, 2007, Mr. Holappa was detained by the Finnish police. His apartment was ransacked by police and his belongings thrown on the floor. They went to his parent’s house, where Mr. Holappa had once lived and searched there as well. They told his mother he had been arrested and that he was “in trouble” and warned her that if he pursued his political opinion, he would “not have any place in our society.” He was detained for a total of three days. The first day was spent in a concrete room with lights burning 24 hours straight. He was told he was suspected of writing an article and sending a picture on the Internet. He was moved into a cell and held for an additional 2 days before being released without actually being charged.
Upon his release, it was discovered that the Finnish press released his name to the public stating that he had written a discriminatory article in December 2006, a fact which is false and has never been proven to be true. The article denounced gangs of rapists still roaming the city [of Oulu], accusing him of being a webmaster of an American web site and claimed he committed a copyright violation by sending a clipped newspaper photo to a friend.
In May 2008, he received a call from a police woman asking when he could to the police station as they had “dug up” his case again. On May 20, 2008, she called him again and told him he was to be indicted for “incitement of racial hatred”, “defaming the honor of the African community of Finland”, and “copyright violation….”
Holappa immediately left for America and hoped to marry an American girl. When this relationship fell through, his lawyer filed asylum papers the day before the deadline by FedEx.
As an asylum seeker, Holappa had 90 days from his date of entry on 11 July to apply.
The immigration service received his paper work on time, but there was a small glitch. He signed in many places, but one of the signature blocks was left blank.
His attorney resubmitted a correct copy with the cover letter “Resubmission of Timely Filed Asylum Application Due to Signature on Incorrect Line.” The immigration service then issued a receipt form I-797 with a “received date” of 14 Oct.
Immigration Court scheduled a routine hearing in Philadelphia on Dec 9, 2008, which Holappa attended. It then issued a notice for a routine follow-on hearing for 21 July 2009.
John de Nugent believes that government agents planted a GPS tracking device in his car. How else could there be a police car waiting in ambush along a country road, that was suddenly joined by two immigration service cars ready for arrest?
The Feds cannot deport Holappa unless he has committed a crime. They now claim that his stay in America between 11-14 October was somehow “criminal” because of the paperwork glitch.
If true, why would it issue him a receipt for his asylum application on 14 October? Why would Holappa pass one routine court hearing, and then get rescheduled for another one if something was really wrong?
Anyone who looks at the blogs of John de Nugent and Henrik Holappa will discover quickly the reason for the official persecution. Among other things, Holappa discusses Jewish control of Finnish media, historical revisionist views of National Socialism, and the need for popular sovereignty against the New World Order.
Henrik Holappa gives a 10-minute speech before the 2008
Conference in Memphis, Tenn.
For a month and a half I have been in a house share situation where I have eaten most of my meals with Holappa, de Nugent, and de Nugent’s fiancé at the table. Holappa is a polite, stoic, intelligent young man. I have spent considerable time studying libertarian philosophy and how it can interface with the nationalist viewpoint. I have found both Holappa and de Nugent to be receptive to my views. There is no Brown Shirt revolution being plotted here for violent overthrow. In fact, there has often been some humor. For example, once I got a chuckle out of Holappa when I turned towards him and said, “Would the Finnish Freedom Fighter please be kind enough to pass the salad dressing?”
We need to stop this hysterical Obama Administration mugging of the rights of a totally legitimate asylum-seeking political dissident. Please visit the profile page I have created for Holappa at: http://tinyurl.com/d5a9qj within the “Suppressed Dissidents” section on my home page at americafirstbooks.com, This includes points of contact to make your protest against this outrage known.
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William B. Fox is a former Marine Corps Major with experience in logistics, public affairs, and military intelligence. He is an honors graduate of the Harvard Business School, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate from the University of Southern California, and publisher of AmericaFirstBooks.com.
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