Finland’s deputy state prosecutor to investigate Sademies’ Facebook post on sterilizing Africans

by , under Enrique Tessieri

Perussuomalaiset (PS)* Helsinki substitute councilman Olli Sademies’ post on Facebook at the end of May, where he wrote that Africans should be sterilized after three children, is going to be investigated by the deputy state prosecutor, according to Tampere-based daily Aamulehti, citing Finnish News Agency (STT).  

Using such violent language against any minority by anyone never mind a politician belonging to Finland’s second-largest party is unacceptable. Sadmies’ claim on Facebook is, in our opinion, tantamount to inciting ethnic agitation and violence against black people in this country.

Apart from his political credentials, Sademies is a retired policeman. I wonder what that says about the Finnish police service.

No action was taken by the PS against what Sademies posted about African men.

When confronted last month by YLE’s Swedish language service, Seppo Kanerva, who is head of the Helsinki PS city council group, said that they hadn’t had time to discuss what Sademies wrote on Facebook. “We had so much to talk about that we didn’t have time for such nonsense,” he said.

Kanerva did say, however, that if Sademies continues to write similar posts he could be sacked from the party.

Sadmies’ Facebook page was taken down Tuesday after he posted a “business idea” about an aerosol that would spray pig’s blood on Muslims. 

The substitute councilman claims that he was taken down because of an identity check but we know that Migrant Tales’ associate editor Marshall Niles filed a complaint to Facebook about his racist and disgraceful posting.

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The government of Center Party Prime Minister Juha Sipilä, in which the PS and National Coalition Party are partners, said that they would not tolerate racism.

If what Sadmies isn’t racist we wonder what is.

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