Migrant Tales insight: What is this party that steals and hogs Finnish identity for itself and decides who is or isn’t a “true Finn?” They are called the Perussuomalaiset in Finnish, which means something like “basic” or “fundamental” Finn. After calling themselves True Finns in English they went for it all by calling themselves “the Finns Party.”
Members of the PS say some pretty horrible things about migrants and minorities. One of these is MP Teuvo Hakkarainen in the picture.
So who IS the True Finn?!
1. Racist man who is ruining Finland’s international reputation – Wikipedia commons (http://upload.wikimedia.org/…/co…/3/3f/Teuvo_Hakkarainen.jpg)
2. Woman dressed in traditional Sami garments – Ellen Ripa (http://www.skandihome.com/ellen-ripa-interiors/)
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