Asylum seekers have exposed Europe’s schizophrenia and bigotry

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Nothing could depict better Europe’s schizophrenia and hypocrisy concerning asylum seekers than what happened recently in eastern Germany, where a building that was going to house them was ablaze and cheered by some onlookers, according to the BBC.

Writes the BBC:

The fire in the town of Bautzen [eastern Germany] in the early hours of Sunday morning destroyed the roof of a former hotel, which was being converted into a migrant shelter. Police said some of the crowd tried to prevent firefighters from extinguishing the blaze, which destroyed the roof.

Stanislaw Tillich, the premier of Saxony, described those that impeded firefighters and the police from doing their work as “criminals.”

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If that wasn’t enough to make you wonder, in Clasnitz we saw a frightened refugee boy crying as the passengers in the bus are jeered by neo-nazis.

The bus that took the asylum seekers to a reception center in Clasnitz had a sign that read ironically reisegenuss, or pleasant journey.

In Finland, we’ve unfortunately seen much of the same. Remember the

Remember the Perussuomalaiset (PS) substitute MP Juha Mäenpää who said god had answered his prayers when an asylum reception center which was going to house refugees was burned to the ground in December?

What about in Lahti in September, when a young man dressed as a Ku Klux Klan member watched as firecrackers were being thrown at a bus taking asylum seekers to a reception center?

All of these shameful examples are about the cocktail of hatred that Europe is concocting. Too few politicians, who should know better, treat many of these shameful cases with mixed statements.

Too often they are the ones who spread this type of racism, which they call “satire” or “humor.”

Ever wonder where all this hatred and racism will lead us?

The Finnish name for the Finns Party is the Perussuomalaiset (PS). The English names of the party adopted by the PS, like True Finns or Finns Party, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and xenophobia. We, therefore, prefer to use the Finnish name of the party on our postings.

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