Migrant Tales insight: The man smiling and waving to the public and flanked by the police in the picture below is Rasmus Paludan. He incites hatred by burning the Quran and by insulting Muslims.
This type of hatred is precisely what the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* of Finland is aiming to promote. The PS is a close ideological ally of the Islamophobic and far-right Danish People’s Party.
We should never allow Finland to tread Denmark’s path.
* 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.