Dedicated to the “let them drown” MEP candidates of Finland

by , under All categories, Enrique Tessieri

Islamophobes and other racists believe that those they victimize have short memories. Wrong. We remember and will do everything for our children and grandchildren to remember their viciousness.

Migrant Tales published a shameful list of Finnish MEP candidates who answered an Alma Media election compass question: “Is it the obligation of the EU to save all those migrants who attempt to come to Europe and who are at risk of drowning in the Mediterranean?”

Believe it or not, 36% of the candidates (85/234) answered that the EU had no obligation or had no opinion in saving people drowning in the Mediterranean.

The child asks where is Europe and the mother replies, at the bottom of the sea. Source: Facebook. Thank you Xur Piñera Alonso for the heads-up.

The party where 100% of the candidates agreed that people should be allowed to drown in the Mediterranean were from the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party.

Even so, Henna Virkkunen of the National Coalition Party, a party that claims to uphold human rights, “disagreed” that the EU should save people from drowning in the Mediterranean.

The first vice president, Riikka Purra, reiterated this recently at a session of parliament stating that the EU should not save people from drowning because otherwise, it would be a pull factor.

MEP candidates:

Perussuomalaiset

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

SIMO GRÖNROOS
TEUVO HAKKARAINEN
ILPO HELTOMOINEN 
LAURA HUHTASAARI
ASSERI KINNUNEN
LAURA KORPINEN
OLLI KOTRO

MAURI PELTOKANGAS
MIKA RAATIKAINEN
MIRA NIEMINEN
SAMULI SIBAKOFF
SEBASTIAN TYNKKYNEN
TANJA VAHVELAINEN 
MATTI VIREN 

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

ARTO LUUKKANEN
MINNA REIJONEN
PIRKKO RUOHONEN-LERNER

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

KARRI OLLILA
MINNA PARTANEN

National Coalition Party

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

PIIA KURKI

I DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

HENNA VIRKKUNEN
LEENA ZITTLING
JYRKI KOIVIKKO
KIMMO SASI
SAMI YLI-RAHNASTO

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

EIJA-RIITA KORHOLA
JANIKA TAKATALO
MATILDA AF HÄLLSTRÖM

Center Party

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

NONE

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

JANNE KAISANLAHTI
ANNINA RUOTTU
PETRA SCHULZE STEINEN
ANNA SIRKIÄ

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

MIIKKAEL AZAIZE
RAUL KAJAK
OLLI NYBERG

Christian Democrats

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

None

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

MIKA EBELING
ESA ERÄVALO
KITTI KUMPULAINEN

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

SARI ESSAYAH

Social Democratic Party

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

None

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

NIKO ESKELINEN

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

None

Swedish People’s Party

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

None

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

FILIP HAMO-DROTZ

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

FILIP BJÖRKLÖF
MARTIN NORRGÅRD
MAX SCHULMAN

Left Alliance and Green League

TOTALLY DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN, IT’S THEIR PROBLEM)

None

DISAGREE (LET THEM DROWN)

None

NO OPINION (I DON’T HAVE AN OPINION IF PEOPLE DROWN IN THE MEDITERRANEAN)

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.

  1. intternetnetsi

    You “forget” NGO:s are “rescuing” people in other countries rescue areas and that “rescue” means more people goes to sea with non sea worthy ships with only enough fuel to get out of or near out of rescue area.

    Stopping that cut drownings drastically.

    We cannot be responsible of people who decided to go sailing withouth proper knowledge or equipment trusting someone picks them up and bring them in europe.

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