By Enrique Tessieri
Perussuomalaiset (PS) MP James Hirvisaari went on the rampage today by calling journalists “bloodthirsty hyenas” as well as “arrogant and lying scum.” He equated persu, the shortened term for Perussuomalaiset which is now a forbidden word in parliament, to nekru, or the very offensive n-word.
Hirvisaari has learned a lot from his outbursts. I am certain that he now he knows how immigrants and Muslims must feel after reading his countless spiteful blog entries and opinions of these groups.
The big difference, however, is that those that Hirvisaari lashes out against like immigrants and refugees don’t have the means to defend themselves like one of Finland’s largest parties. What does Hirvisaari write about immigrants? Read what he says about reporters.
What is even more incredible about what Hirvisaari said was the reaction of Pirkko Ruohonen-Lerner, leader of the PS parliamentary group. She told the media that the MP from Asikkala didn’t really mean what he said because he wasn’t probably taking his arguments seriously, reports Helsingin Sanomat.
The PS claims through Hirvisaari that the media and “elite” Finns are carrying out a systematic hate campaign against Timo Soini’s party.