Perussuomalaiset (PS) Espoo city councilman, Teemu Lahtinen, said that the anti-immigration and anti-EU party would not vote for the city’s new multicultural program since it states that “Espoo residents don’t tolerate racism.”
Lahtinen, who is a member and has been president of the far-right association Suomalaisuuden liitto, said he would like to replace the term “racism” with “we don’t accept discrimination.”
PS chairman Timo Soini is an Espoo city concilman.
Why is this important for Lahtinen and the PS? Why doesn’t he like the term racism?
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Lahtinen and the PS have a big problem. They have spread so many lies and racist views about migrants and visible minorities in Finland that it’s bound to hit them politically one day.
That day may come sooner than they expect.
Lahtinen’s knowledge of racism is just as bad as his ignorance about Muslims. For the 2011 parliamentary elections, he did a video with PS MP Jussi Halla-aho, who has been sentenced for ethnic agitation. Do Muslims use Sikh-like turbans?