Mauri Pelokangas is a hothead Peurussuomalaiset (PS)* MP who has gained notoriety for his Islamophobic statements. He demanded the police to release the identities of two men at large believed by him and the PS to be foreign terrorists.
Those two “foreign terrorists” turned out to be Swedish nationals who speak Finnish.
Since Peltokangas’ conspiracy theory was trashed and he was made to look like a horse’s ass, the PS MP is now demanding that the Swedish-Finnish border be closed:
“Since Swedish national have come to Finland to shoot at the police, wouldn’t it be time to shut the Swedish and Finnish border? Border checks should be implemented.”
* The far-right Perussuomalaiset (PS) party imploded on June 13, 2017, into two factions, the PS and New Alternative, which is now called Blue Reform. In the last parliamentary election, Blue Reform has wiped off the Finnish political map when they saw their numbers in parliament plummet from 18 MPs to none. A direct translation of Perussuomalaiset in English would be something like “basic” or “fundamental Finn.” Official translations of the Finnish name of the party, such as Finns Party or True Finns, promote in our opinion nativist nationalism and racism. We, therefore, at Migrant Tales prefer to use in our postings the Finnish name of the party once and after that the acronym PS.