As the parliamentary elections near in April and the EU elections in May, the Finnish print media and social media littered by politicians who are spreading Islamophobic, anti-semitic, racist, Afrophobic, anti-Roma and xenophobic content.
Each story we pick from the net will get a classification and a short explanation why.
The first one to make it on the list is none other than Sebastian Tynkkynen, a Perussuomalaiset* councilperson who has gained notoriety for his Islamophobic and racist views.
His first posting gets a:
Watch the video here.
Why is this message Islamophobic? That is an easy question to answer: Tynkkynen, like most Islamophobes, paints Muslims with a single brush. For him, one Muslim fits all sizes.
* The Perussuomalaiset (PS) party imploded on June 13, 2017 into two factions, the PS and New Alternative, which is now called Blue Reform. Despite the name changes, we believe that it is the same party in different clothing. Both factions are hostile to cultural diversity never mind Muslims and other visible minorities. One is more open about it while the other says it in a different way.
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.