Olavi Sademies, a former member of the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party and substitute councilman for Helsinki, is a disgrace to the police service, Finns and Finland. His Facebook postings are openly racist and reveal what is wrong with this country and the PS.
Even if became a substitute councilman in 2012, it was only in 2015 that he was sacked from the PS.
Some of the reasons for getting the boot were his racist fear-mongering, Islamophobic comments like suggesting a pig blood spray repellent for Muslims and forced castration of African males who have more than three children.
For the latter posting on Facebook, the PS decided not to take any action against Sademies but in July the deputy state prosecutor office announced that it would be investigating the retired policeman’s post on forced castration of Africans.
Sademies has about 5,000 “friends” on Facebook. Some of his friends are well-known politicians who are outspoken on anti-racism issues. I wonder if any of these “friends” have ever messaged Sademies and told him that his postings are racist and offensive to migrants in Finland?
If they haven’t they should.
I would “unfriend” such a person. Why feed his racist fantasies with your Facebook “friendship?”
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* 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.