Posts Tagged: Perussuomalaiset

UPDATE: Prosecutor General Toiviainen will not file ethnic agitation charges against PS MP Juho Eerola

Prosecutor General Raija Toiviainen announced Friday that she will not file ethnic agitation charges against Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP Juho Eerola, according to Helsingin Sanomat. Toivianen said in a statement that no charges will be brought against Eerola due to “a lack of evidence,” according to YLE. Eerola is also the PS’ third vice president. UPDATED (April

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The State of Islamophobia in Europe report offers a distressing picture of the rise of such a social ill

The third issue of the annual The State of Islamophobia in Europe was published on Monday, and it paints a very worrying picture of Islamophobia in Europe.  We have unfortunately seen in countries like Finland how hate speech and toothless measures to contain all forms of racism and discrimination have put in harm’s way other

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A poll that that tells us that Finland will continue to be Islamophobic and weary of cultural diversity

An opinion poll and two results: how do young and older people vote and what does it say about the political future of Muslims and cultural diversity in Finland? For one, it suggests that matters will get worse before they improve. 

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Instead of just being against racism why not take on the real culprit: structural racism in the Finnish police

Thank you for the video but where is the black police officer, the Muslim police wearing hijab like in the UK? Does the Finnish police service reflect the cultural and ethnic mix of the communities they serve? The Finnish police service is big on gender equality but lags far behind in cultural diversity. 

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: You first have to break society to remold it into your vision

Migrant Tales insight: This quote by Christopher Wylie, a former employee of Cambridge Analytica, gives us a glimpse of how the alt-right uses social media platforms like Facebook to manipulate voters. If I had to choose a part that is in the same league as Steve Banon and the hard right, without question it would be the Perussuomalaiset* and its leader Jussi Halla-aho. They have aimed to polarize and break Finnish society to remold it into their deranged vision.  

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Asylum seeker Ibrahim has applied to hundreds of jobs in Finland without luck

Most of our perceptions of visible migrants and minorities are erroneous and an outright lie. Remember when Perussuomalaiset* party secretary, Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo, labelled all refugees in 2015, including countries like Syria, as  economic migrants and welfare shoppers?

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Exposing white Finnish privilege #49: When white privilege backfires

Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s hardline asylum and immigration policy reminded me of the 1980s when former Aliens Office director Eila Kännö’s tough line turned against her. I see the same thing happening today with the government’s asylum and immigration policy.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Exposing Finland’s asylum policy for what it is

To blame Finland’s inhumane asylum policy on the Perussuomalaiset and Blue Reform parties would be a mistake because the silence of the National Coalition Party, Center Party, Christian Democrats and others concerning their policies incriminate them as well. It’s a good matter that Finland’s asylum policy is exposed for what it is, and what it has

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