Abdirahim Husu Hussein is absolved but Maiju Tapiolinna may have allegedly incited hatred against an ethnic group

by , under Enrique Tessieri

It was clear that the request to the police by Perussuomalaiseet (PS)* Councilperson Maiju Tapiolinna to investigate whether Helsinki City Councilperson Abdirahim Husu Hussein for ethnic agitation and slander would not make it to first base.

And that is what the police announced today. They said they will not investigate the complaint against Hussein for ethnic agitation and slander, reports Helsingin Sanomat.

But what could you expect? How could there be ethnic agitation if the PS is not an ethnic group and no person was mentioned in Hussein’s tweet?

What is most ironic about the case is that it appears that Tapiolinna may have herself been guilty of ethnic agitation in a Facebook posting today.

Anti-Hate Crime Oganisation Finland asked today the police to investigate a Facebook posting by Tapiolinna where she allegedly encourages hatred for an ethnic group.

Tapiolinna writes today: “Is anyone surprised why the police will not investigate Hussein’s tweets? Not me, I’m not surprised since this is exactly what I expected to happen. It is now proven that we have double standards [in Finlan] and people who come from racist countries can rage in peace. This means that in the future the Perussuomalaiset [party] should take an even tougher stand on immigration. It’s already been proven that Muslims that come here have difficulties to adapt to their new homeland. I am still of the opinion that if one is not happy with things here, they should think of moving somewhere else. We should surely take note of the [Vietnamese] boat people who came to Finland forty years ago. They are diligent and respect others. We are thus contentedly r..cists since this has happened.[1] The next thing we should do is investigate the enormous aid Somali associations received. It is good to continue from here.”

The police should investigate the matter and determine whether Tapiolinna is guilty.

The Perussuomalaiset (PS) party imploded on June 13, 2017, into two factions, the PS and New Alternative, which is now called Blue Reform. In the last parliamentary election, Blue Reform has wiped off the Finnish political map when they saw their numbers in parliament plummet from 18 MPs to none. A direct translation of Perussuomalaiset in English would be something like “basic” or “fundamental Finn.” Official translations of the Finnish name of the party, such as Finns Party or True Finns, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and racism. We, therefore, at Migrant Tales prefer to use in our postings the Finnish name of the party once and after that the acronym PS.

[1] This sentence is unclear to translate. I asked Tapiolinna to explain what she meant but she has not responded.

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