This interview by an Iraqi asylum seeker of Tampere Perussuomalaiset (PS)* municipal election candidate, Elisa Hiltunen, reveals candidly why many migrants see the PS as a hostile party that is set on placing obstacles on migrants’, especially asylum seekers’ lives. The PS candidate reveals as well the extreme egoism and her outright ignorance of our laws and international commitments.
But that’s “ok.” She’s a member of the PS.
* The official translation to Finnish of the Perussuomalaiset (PS) party is the Finns Party. In our opinion, it is not only a horrible translation, but one that is misguided. A direct translation of Perussuomalaiset in English would be something like “basic” or “fundamental Finn.” Such terms like the Finns Party of True Finns promote as well in our opinion nativist nationalism and xenophobia. We, therefore, at Migrant Tales prefer to use in our postings the Finnish name of the party once and thereafter the acronym PS.