Comment: Perussuomaliset MP Teuvo Hakkarainen, who created quite a stir with his racist statements against immigrants and Muslims during his first day in parliament, now says he will not apologize for what he said. He told Iltalehti that he had no reason to apologize since he “was protecting Finns (from immigrants and refugees).”
“I don’t approve that foreign men come here in groups just to use our social welfare,” he said.
Hakkarainen has tried playing the innocent country boy who still calls blacks the n-word. Center Party secretary, Timo Laaninen, asked in Jyväskylä-based daily Keskisuomalainen how Hakkarainen could pin his racist statements to people living in the rural countryside? Some consider this explanation a slap in the face to all country people living in Finland.
“It would be pretty hard to think of a worse insult to people who were born in the country,” said Laaninen.
The PS MP is trying to play dumb but there aren’t many that are buying his story, especially immigrants, minorities and the ombudsman for minorities.
Tuore kansanedustaja Teuvo Hakkarainen (PS) jatkaa maahanmuuttajien ja homojen möyhentämistä puheenjohtaja Timo Soinin puhutteluista huolimatta.