Two sides of the same coin: El Paso white supremacist terrorist and Perussuomalaiset MP Olli Immonen and others of Finland

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The white supremacist terrorist that murdered 20 innocent people and wounded two dozen on Saturday in El Paso, Texas, published a manifesto declaring war on Hispanics.

He wrote: “Hispanics will take control of the local and state government of my beloved Texas, changing policy to better suit their needs. They will turn Texas into an instrument of a political coup which will hasten the destruction of our country.”

In 2015, Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP and far-right Suomen Sisu head, Olli Immonen, declared war on multiculturalism. He did not mention Hispanics but meant Muslims and people of color:

Even if some 15,000 demonstrators repudiated what Immonen stated, the same hatred we saw spewed by Immonen is spread today by PS head Jussi Halla-aho and the party’s first vice president, Riikka Purra.

The Finnish media should ask these politicians some hard questions about the consequences of their hateful rhetoric.

The Perussuomalaiset (PS) party imploded on June 13, 2017, into two factions, the PS and New Alternative, which is now called Blue Reform. In the last parliamentary election, Blue Reform has wiped off the Finnish political map when they saw their numbers in parliament plummet from 18 MPs to none. A direct translation of Perussuomalaiset in English would be something like “basic” or “fundamental Finn.” Official translations of the Finnish name of the party, such as Finns Party or True Finns, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and racism. We, therefore, at Migrant Tales prefer to use in our postings the Finnish name of the party once and after that the acronym PS.

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