Two Perussuomalaiset (PS)* members of the City of Pori board failed to get enough support behind a motion to stop funding to an Islamic cultural association, reports YLE. The association gets 4,000 euros in funding from the city.
Migrant Tales not only read this story with some concern.
Apart from being Muslims, is there any other reason why the PS wants to cut off funding to the Islamic cultural association in Pori?
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The motion, which would have cut funding to five other political and student associations as well, was defeated 9-2.
The two PS city board members who backed the motion are Laura Huhtasaari and Tommi Salokangas.
Migrant Tales tried to get in touch with Huhtasaari but she was unavailable for comment.
Salokangas said that he didn’t really understand what Huhtasaari’s aim was except to probably get some attention.
“I’ve visited the people of the [Islamic] association and there is nothing wrong with them,” he said. “You have to ask Huhtasaari about the her motives [for trying to stop the funding].”
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