Ethnonationalism and ethnic replacement pseudotheories are fuel for white supremacist terrorists. Politicians are accountable.

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Racism is a rabid dog that racists walk using a short leash to get attention and votes. The dog, which knows no master except for hatred, can bite its master hard.

The tragic terrorist attack in a Wal-Mart in El Paso, Texas, by a white supremacist terrorist, tells us loudly why the lethal brew of racism and ultranationalism can rip society in two. What happened on Saturday in El Paso will, unfortunately, happen again.

The terrorist, Patrick Crusius, 21, published a manifesto expressing anxiety about his future in the face of the Hispanic invasion of Texas.

Just like far-right parties in Europe talk about how white Christian Europe is being taken over by Muslims, Crusius expressed in his manifesto how Hispanics will take control of the local and state government and pass laws to suit their needs.

Far-right parties like the National Rally of France, Germany’s AfD, FPÖ of Austria, Finland’s Perussuomalaiset (PS)*, Hungary’s Viktor Orbán and others express the same concern as the El Paso killer: Being taken over and becoming a minority in their country.

PS politicians like Jussi Halla-aho, Riikka Purra, Laura Huhtasaari, and a long list of others like Olli Immonen of Suomen Sisu, PS Youth are spreading the same fear among Finns about being taken over by Muslims and people of color.

Spreading such lies in one of Europe’s whitest countries is not only irresponsible but reckless. It offers ammo to future terrorists.

The recent killings in El Paso and future ones tell us of the vital importance of building an inclusive society that is serious about tackling social ills like racism. Building a country based on social justice and respect for diversity is our best insurance for peace.

We can build such a society if we pull together.

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.

  1. PS voter

    Demographic change is not a lie, but a statistical fact. Even though Finns are still clear majority in Finland, we will be a minority within few generations if immi gration continues with current rate. It is just mathematical fact. And Mus lim population is growing quite quickly and it has been estimated it can be 15 % by 2050 (over 30 % in Sweden) according to PEW Research Center estimate. And of course the growth of Mus lim population will not end by 2050, but will continue.

    • Migrant Tales

      BS, Hannu. That is a wise tale that was sold to you and you have embraced it. So? So what if there are Muslims? Are you afraid of them? I’m not. Cultures are not static but change. The same fear-mongering was said about the Jews in the 19th centuy Finland. How many Jews are there tday in Finland? About 1,500.

    • Migrant Tales

      Here is an answer to your alleged request to the police to investigate Migrant Tales for ethnic agitation.

      The whole idea of turning to the police and Tapiolinna’s hope to get ethnic agitation charges against Hussein reveals how little you and her undersand racism.

      I will ask you again: Please send me the copy of your complaint so I can publish it in Migrant Tales.

    • PS voter

      I am not Hannu and I have no idea what you are talking about here: “alleged request to the police to investigate Migrant Tales for ethnic agitation”, so I will not answer that.

      As a gay I am afraid of Mus lims. If you haven’t read the news, the treatment of gays is quite bad and even life threatening in typical Mus lims countries. For that reason being a gay in a Mus lim country is often a grounds for getting an asylum. And there is already signs that this hat red and violence against gays is starting to spread to western countries as the Mus lim population is starting to increase (one example: Orlando nightclub shoot ing and there has been many planned attacks as well, also in Europe and constant street violence).

      There is already many more Mus lims in Finland than 1500. At the moment it is already around 50000-100000 persons and the number is growing very rapidly. And estimating demographic development isn’t fear mongering but science, unlike the attempts to deny them.

    • Migrant Tales

      Hi PS voter, and I hear you loud and clear. However, we have a stalemate situation: Some gays don’t trust/like Muslims and some Muslims don’t trust/like gays. The question that we should ask is how to bring dialogue between the two. When I visited Turin in April I visited an association where gays, Muslims, and people from other nationalities can meet. The name of the association is Casarcobaleno. Here is the Facebook link:

      Would something like this be a good idea? Is there something like this in Finland?

      Here is a question: Do you think that the PS is homophobic and has such issues?