Nobody in Finland seems too concerned about the ever-xenophobic and hostile climate against asylum seekers, migrants and minorities

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä of Finland when he announced in September that he would offer his home to asylum seekers but has now put on hold such plans due to security reasons, reports the BBC. What is surprising is that nobody seems to care too much why it’s no longer safe to house asylum seekers in the prime minister’s home in Kempele. 

What this news reveals, and the reaction of the Finnish media to it is that xenophobia and anti-immigration nationalism aren’t considered threats.

Disagree?

Why doesn’t any editorial in Finland ask if the mixed statements by the police and the government concerning vigilante street gangs in Finland  weren’t due to poorly planned statements but that there are bigots in the police and government who see immigration and immigrants as a threat.

 

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The government doesn’t get it because they are in bed with a party like the Perussuomalaiset (PS)*, whose one-and-only aim is to spread – not challenge – racism in Finland.

But not all hope is lost. Nothing can stop Finland from becoming a culturally and ethnically diverse country, which it already is.

We’ll all look one day or today at this wretched period in the history of Finland and wonder how we got here.

By the way, ever wonder why we are being bombarded by so much negative news about asylum seekers and why the government is so silent about this growing threat and hostility to our culturally diverse community?

The answer is simple: They are preparing us for a mass number of deportations of some 20,000 asylum seekers in the months ahead.

The Finnish name of the Finns Party is the Perussuomalaiset (PS). The English-language names adopted by the PS, like True Finns or Finns Party, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and xenophobia. We, therefore, prefer to use the Finnish name of the party on our postings.

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