Enrique Tessieri photoshop Hamid Alsaameere
Ville Moisanen is a Perussuomalaiset (PS)* councilman from a small town near Lahti called Sysmä who posted anti-Semitic and racist pictures on Facebook, according to Heinola-based daily Itä-Häme. Apparently inspired by Finland’s Ku Klux Klan impersonator.
The councilman removed the pictures but not fast enough for Itä-Häme to publish a story about them the next day.
It would be wishful thinking to believe that what happened in Lahti on Friday and most recently in Sysmä were coincidences. They were not coincidences but are the poisonous fruits that the PS and its racist cronies use to attack our ever-growing culturally and ethnically diverse community.
Migrant Tales wrote Monday:
“The person who was dressed like a Ku Klux Klan member was a 19-year-old man from the region of Päijäthäme but I disagree. He was Timo Soini’s and his populist anti-immigration party’s ogre.
Soini should remember that racism is like an angry rabid dog. Xenophobic politicians like him walk these dogs on short leashes. The dog attracts a lot of attention but it’s unpredictable because it can bite its owner, and hard.”
In the picture on the right Hitler tells students at his cooking school that the first thing one must do is turn on the gas. The other picture, on the left, shows a smiling black woman smiling with three Ku Klux Klan members about to lynch a smiling black woman who says, “I came to Lahti and I immediately found white friends.”
Timo Soini and the PS are one reason why racism has raised its ugly face in Finland.
* The Finnish name for the Finns Party is the Perussuomalaiset (PS). The English names of the party 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.