Recently we have seen the consequences of hatred towards minorities in the United States: The cold-blooded shooting of an alt-right suspect that attacked a synagogue killing 11 people in Pittsburgh, the killing of two African Americans in Louisville, and mail bombs sent to Democrats and liberals who oppose President Donald Trump.
This is the United States under an administration and Republican control of the House and Senate spewing hatred against minorities. Imagine, President Trump, wants to send the army to protect the US border with Mexico against Central Americans fleeing political violence that the United States has caused.
Here is one survey by the EU that reveals Islamophobia in Finland. Source: Discrimination in the EU in 2015.
Trump’s plan to send the army to the border after abusing and supporting the breach of human rights and then denying such people the right to seek asylum and justice.
Just like words can turn into bullets, oppression and abuse can turn into social movements.
We are also in hot water in Europe and Finland. Isn’t it in vogue in some countries to target specific groups of people based on their religion and ethnicity?
Where do you think Islamophobia, Anti-Semitism, racism, bigotry and hate speech lead? It is a journey up to the peak of the pyramid of hate. PS MP Laura Huhtasaari is one guide that will show you the way to the peak of the pyramid of hate. Source: Study.com.
In Finland, we have none other than the Islamophobic Perussuomalaiset (PS)*, who incite hatred towards Muslims and people of color.
The tweet by PS vice-president Laura Huhtasaari is a case in point after the European Court of Human Rights ruled that calling Mohammed a pedophile does not fall under free speech.
PS MP Laura Huhtasaari alleges: “The European Court of Human Rights is under Islam’s control. Europe has surrendered to Islam.”
The PS MP, who makes such an unbelievable claim as the above tweet, spreads Islamophobia wholesale in Finland, and is, among other things, an ardent supporter of Donald Trump and Hungary’s Viktor Orbán.
Huhtasaari, like the PS, are the best example of Finland’s serious issues with racism and Islamophobia. As more migrants and minorities live in Finland, such people and parties will pour on the racism and bigotry.
* The Perussuomalaiset (PS) party imploded on June 13 into two factions, the PS and New Alternative, which is now called Blue Reform. Despite the name changes, we believe that it is the same party in different clothing. Both factions are hostile to cultural diversity. One is more open about it while the other is more diplomatic.
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.