Posts Tagged: Maria Lohela

Maria Lohela pats far right on the back because she is an Islamophobic populist

Outgoing speaker of parliament and Blue Reform (formerly Perussuomalaiset)* MP, Maria Lohela, finds kind words for a far-right Turku municipal council politician called Olavi Mäenpää who died this week. Olavi Mäenpää. Source: Facebook. Read the original posting here. Why would a politician like Lohela mention a politician who spreads racism and hatred of migrants and

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Puhemies Maria Lohelan kauheimmat sitaatit: Onko hän sittenkin vain mörkö?

Yksi asia on selvää jos lukee puhemiehen ja entisen perussuomalaisen nykyinen sinisten kansanedustajan Maria Lohelan, kirjoituksia 2010-2016: ne ruokkivat vihaa maahanmuuttajia kohtaan ja vähemmistöjen vastakkainasettelua. Lohelan on politiikko, joka vihaa ja kysenlaistaa erilaisuutta yleistämällä ja ruokkimalla ennakkoluuloja. 

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Exposing white Finnish privilege #41: An Islamophobic politician and gender equality

A campaign for gender equality by Naisjäjestöt NJKL is an excellent example of white privilege and denial. In the tweet below, we know that Elisabeth Rehn and former Helsiniki Bishop Irja Askola have spoken out against racism and hate speech. However, on the top right hand of the picture we find Blue Reform* (New Perussuomalaiset) MP Maria Lohela, who made her political career by spreading Islamophobia and hatred towards migrants.

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Reija Härkönen: Kun arvot vaihtuvat, poliittinen eläin siivoaa pesänsä ja jättää kaverinsa

”On naiivia kuvitella, että hyvin erilaisesta kulttuurista tuleva henkilö rajan ylitettyään omaksuu suomalaisen yhteiskunnan arvot ja käytöskoodin. Suomalainen maan tapa ei ole kaikkien mielestä maailman paras. Joku toinen pitää irakilaista, venäläistä tai kiinalaista tapaa kaikkein parhaana.”

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Timo Soini and the denial of Finland’s racism problem

Perussuomalaiset (PS)* chairman Timo Soini announced after being at the helm of the anti-immigration party for twenty years that he’ll step down as chairman in June. The narrative and the way that some newspapers and politicians are picturing Soini is a good example of Finland’s denial of racism.

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Disingenuous Islamophobes like speaker of parliament Maria Lohela want you and I to forget where they came from

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, who has gone from one scandal to the next, got booed by a large crowd in Helsinki. Perussuomalaiset (PS)* speaker of parliament, Maria Lohela, who has built her political career by spreading Islamophobic rhetoric, claims on her Facebook page that the Finns have lost touch with their good habits by booing the prime minister.

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Perussuomalaiset speaker of parliament Maria Lohela is a disingenuous Islamophobe

I couldn’t believe what Perussuomalaiset (PS)* speaker of parliament, Maria Lohela, quoted today at a flag-raising ceremony in Helsinki commemorating independence day. Apart from being an MP, Lohela is an Islamophobe, she has a track record against gay and immigrant rights.

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Finnish PS speaker of parliament blames migrants for high unemployment

Anti-immigration party Perussuomalaiset (PS)* speaker of parliament, Maria Lohela, states in an interview in Helsingin Sanomat that the jobless rate among some migrant groups is many times higher than the national average. True. But the question the reporter should ask Lohela is “why” and “what she’s doing to change the situation” instead of parroting her views.

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