Marshall Niles, who is an associate editor of Migrant Tales, did what any sensible person would do when confronted with a heavy load of racism and Islamophobia: Find a way to challenge it. And that’s what he did. Perussuomalaiset (PS)* Helsinki substitute councilman for the city of Helsinki, Olli Sademies, got taken down from Facebook thanks to Niles’ leadership.
Sademies has been on the warpath against Muslims and Africans. In May he wrote on Facebook that those Africans who have three children should be sterilized. On Monday he resurfaced attacking Muslims by suggesting a “business idea” to create a pig’s blood spray that would be used against Muslims.
Apart from the shameful silence of the PS and that of other political parties against these type of racist comments, Niles showed leadership by reporting Sademies to Facebook.
What Niles did is exemplary and what we should do when anyone spreads the same type of racism and hate speech.
Well done Marshall! We’re all very proud of you for ridding such a disgraceful politician from Facebook.
I hope many others will follow your example.
Marshall Niles reported Olli Sademies to Facebook for his racist rants.
Now you saw this disgraceful politician…
…and now you don’t.
* The Finnish name of the Finns Party is the Perussuomalaiset (PS). The English-language names adopted by the PS, like True Finns or Finns Party, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and xenophobia. We therefore prefer to use the Finnish name of the party on our postings.