Perussuomalaiset* chairman of Tampere, Terhi Kiemunki, will be charged for ethnic agitation, according to Tampere-based daily Aamulehti. Kiemunki achieved national notoriety this year when she published on Facebook that it was unfortunate that she didn’t have any condoms to give Muslim children trick-or-treating in April.
Her son is a member of the Soldiers of Odin vigilante group.
She has organized bus trips to Tornio las autumn to demand the government close the borders to asylum seekers.
Kiemunki only got a light tap on the hand for her Facebook comment.
Even if Kiemunki was forced to resign as first vice president of the PS’ Pirkanmaa regional board, she was able to keep her job as PS MP Lea Mäkipää’s aide. On Saturday, the PS of Tampere gave her support as chairman.
PS MP Mäkipää said she will make a decision whether to sack Kiemunki in a few days after reviewing the latest case.
One of Terhi Kiemenki’s fans is PS MEP Jussi Halla-aho, who was sentenced for ethnic agitation. In the comment by Halla-aho on her Facebook page reads: “So asylum seekers rape, harass and mistreat people…”
Trying to show that she is a victim of free speech in Finland, Kiemunki sent a new blog entry to the police and to analyze if what she wrote was guilty of ethnic agitation.
While the district court prosecutor hasn’t mentioned which part of the blog entry got her in trouble, there is one paragraph published in Aamulehti where she blames Islam for being an extremist religion.
And she adds: “There is only one Koran which every Muslim is forced to follow. Old Europe will not rid itself of terrorism as long as we tolerate and accept Islam’s teachings. All Muslims aren’t terrorists but during these times all European terrorists are Muslim.”
The PS claims it doesn’t support racism and hostility against migrants and minorities. Even so, why is it that the vast majority of hate speech cases are PS members?
As one can tell from Kiemunki’s writings, her worldview is overdosed by Islamophobia.
* 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. The direct translation of “Perussuomalaiset” is “basic” or “fundamental Finn.”