Hateful and racist words can turn into bullets.
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Two days and nine years had gone by when Norway and Europe witnessed the horrific events of 22/7 that left 77 people dead and many others with physical and psychological injuries for the rest of their lives.
One of the matters that we can learn from the far-right terrorist is that words can turn into bullets.
In his manifesto, “2083 a European Declaration of Independence,” he cites the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* and its chairperson Jussi Halla-aho as a credible (sic!) source on the takeover of Europe by Muslims.
Apart from citing Halla-hallo, who was then an independent candidate for the PS, the far-right terrorist cites the PS as “an anti-immigration party” as well as Suomen Sisu, “a nationalist party” that is, in reality, a Nazi-spirited association.
If we want to conveniently forget Halla-aho’s Islamophobic writings that even inspired mass murderers like Breivik, we should also kiss goodbye to our democracy and roll out the red carpet to an autocratic state.
Apart from Halla-aho’s fantasies of living in a Finland that is Muslim- and people of color-free, a tenure as prime minister or in government would prove disastrous. It would be something like what we are witnessing with Donald Trump in the United States.
Halla-aho and the PS are masters at speaking in code. Apart from near-constant whining, it’s difficult to make out what they would actually do if in power.
At Migrant Tales, we know exactly they’d do. We have never given them the benefit of the doubt before and since the 2011 parliamentary elections.
The only sheep’s clothing that we’ll accept is one that is hanging on the wall as a decoration.