What is more serious: encouraging people to kill the prime minister and finance minister of your country or suggesting that Muslims should be boiled alive? The police are presently investigating whether to launch an inquiry against Perussuomalaiset (PS) Kotka municipal election candidate Amon Rautiainen, reports YLE in English.
Rautiainen has publicly apologized for what he wrote on Facebook.
”I wrote the posts with humor and in the heat of the moment,” he said.
Like many racists and social media bullies, you will find cowardice and low self-esteem behind their ignorance and bravado.
What would happen if an immigrant, visible minority, never mind a Muslim, would have suggested the same fate for the PS and its leadership as Rautiainen did for members of the government and Muslims?
There would be a public outcry.
The fact that these types of characters appear almost constantly from the PS suggests the extent of the social illness that has inflicted Finland.
Their racist and ultra-nationalist ideology grow in PS greenhouses of hatred.
Sad but true.
But there is something positive to mention: Finland’s reaction to racism is an ever-growing a reaction.