A politician of the Perussuomalaiset (PS) party has come under fire today for claiming on Facebook that all refugees and asylum seekers are social bums and rapists, reports YLE. Migrant Tales published on Sunday a blog entry citing a ministry of justice researcher, who claimed that certain anti-immigration groups in Finland distort crime statistics in order to attract voters and label immigrant groups.
While the PS city councilman, Mika Hiltunen, appears too lazy to use and exaggerate crime statistics as others from his party, he does show his racism with shameless gusto.
Osmo Kokko, a PS MP from Joensuu, located near Hiltunen’s home town of Kontiolahti, was quoted as saying on YLE that Hiltunen’s comments don’t represent the party’s policy on refugees.
Migrant Tales spoke earlier today to Hannu Niemi of the ministry of justice, who stood by what he said on Länsi-Uusimaa. He blamed indirectly journalists as well for using immigrant crime statistics to label some national groups.
Reija Härkönen writes a lot about the anti-immigration Counterjihadists of the PS. Two of these are MPs James Hirvisaari and Jussi Halla-aho.
Both MPs, who have been convicted for inciting ethnic hatred, have proven over and over again that they will go to any length to spread their wise tales.
Markku Huusko, editor of Uusi Suomi, wrote in 2011 about how both MPs accused a 17-year-old asylum seeker of raping a young woman in Lammi. All charges were later dropped against the asylum seeker.
Despite the social-media lynch mob instigated by Halla-aho and Hirvisaari, both have yet to apologize for what they wrote.
Niemi said that it’s not his job to raise debate since he is a researcher, but “it’s the journalists who do that.”
Not only do Hirvisaari and Halla-aho have racism issues to deal with like all political parties, but Finnish society, journalists and newspapers as well.