Neo-Nazis are today patrolling the streets of the city of Pori, the home of Islamophobe Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP Laura Huhtasaari, according to YLE News, which cites Pori-based daily Satakunnan Kansa.
Writes YLE News: “Satakunnan Kansa reported that the SVL had started the patrols on Independence Day, and it has already extended those activities to other towns in the Satakunta region that host reception centers for asylum seekers.”
Here’s the catch and the reason why neo-Nazis are patrolling the streets of Pori now after before patrolling the streets of the northern Finnish city of Kemi. Too many white Finns, politicians, the media and police service, aren’t too outraged about this. They’re just a few young lads letting off some steam they probably reason.
We know that Huhtasaari, the PS MP with the kindergarten-teacher smile, probably thinks these types of patrols are justified because asylum seekers are mostly criminals and “illegal refugees (sic!).”
Read full story here.
Although the poem below has been around for a long time and has been read by many, it is timely in light of the events shaping Europe today. It was written by Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892-1984) to highlight the cowardice of German intellectuals after Adolf Hitler and the Nazis rose to power in 1933.
First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Socialist.
Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.
Those Finns who remain silent in the face of ever-growing racism and the rise of far right groups in Finland not only show their cowardice but their naivety.
Probably when they react it’ll be too late – or maybe it already is.
* The Finnish name for the Finns Party is the Perussuomalaiset (PS). The English names of the party 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.