PS MP Teuvo Hakkarainen may face prosecution for ethnic agitation

by , under Enrique Tessieri

There’s a strong chance that Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP Teuvo Hakkarainen may face prosecution for ethnic agitation, according to YLE. The matter will be decided by the general prosecutor’s office after a police investigation. 

Hakkarainen wrote on his Facebook wall in mid-July after the Nice killings“We’ve got to stop pussyfooting. Muslims out of this country! Not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorists are Muslims. We shouldn’t accept Muslims from the Middle East and Africa to our country.”

Pretty hostile language against Muslims coming from an MP that belongs to a party that sits in government with the Center Party and National Coalition Party.

Hakkarainen, who has made a dubious name for himself for his racist outbursts like deporting all homosexuals, lesbians, and Somalis, to the Åland Islands, will be the third PS MP to be sentenced if charges are brought against him for ethnic agitation.

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Two other PS MPs that were sentenced for ethnic agitation were MEP Jussi Halla-aho and former James Hirvisaari.

July was an especially active month for racist comments by parties like the PS. Below are just a few:

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. The direct translation of “Perussuomalaiset” is “basic” or “fundamental Finn.” 

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