Posts Tagged: Laura Huhtasaari

Twitter (@johanneskoski): The Perussuomalaiset are racist – what of it?

With parliamentary elections approaching in April 2022 in a backdrop of depressing opinion polls, the Perussuomalaiset (PS) party is ratcheting its usual attacks against migrants and minorities. The strategy is like a motto used by the Green Berets in the Vietnam War: “Kill ’em all, let God sort them.” The violent saying was used in

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Who is Finland’s Marjorie Taylor Greene?

TOPLINE Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is the far-right conspiracy monger who was voted out of her two committee assignments this week. In the age of misinformation, peddling conspiracy theories and racism are rewarded handsomely. Voters are gullible and conspiracy lies are quickly consumed with the help of the eyes and ears. KEY FACT AND

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The PS appears desperate as their source for alternative news dims with the end of US President Trump’s administration

The Perussuoalaiset (PS)* party’s tactics are in a desperate mode as the days in office of their US political mentor, President Donald Trump, ends on January 20. PS MEP Laura Huhtasaari, a staunch Trump supporter who nominated him for the Nobel Peace Prize, is one of Finland’s most representative white supremacist politicians. Her aide, Olli

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White ethnonationalism is here, there, everywhere in the Perussuomalaiset

Being white is ok if you are white, but when you use your whiteness to oppress others and promote ideologies like fascism, then we need to have a discussion. On the left is the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* Youth logo, which portrays an ideal of whiteness and ethnonationalism with fascist overtones. I have always wondered about the

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Huhtasaari, Sarvamaa ja Virkkunen: Saavatko ihmiset hukkua Välimerellä?

TÄMÄ KIRJOITUS ON PÄIVITETTY Kolme suomalaista MEPejä, perussuomalainen Laura Huhtasaari, kokoomuslais Petri Sarvamaa ja Henna Virkkunen äänestivät 24.10. vastaan EU:n pelastus operaation puolesta Välimerelle. Europarlamentin äänestyksessä ehdotus hävisi niukasti, 290 vastaan 288 puolesta. Huhtasaaren, Sarvamaan ja Virkkusen kanta on valitettava ja on osoitus kuinka EU on valinut kuoleman elämän puolesta. Missä on näiden poliiikkojen ihmisyys?

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Twitter Joana Morais: Shame and name those Portuguese MEP’s who voted against saving lives in the Mediterranean

Joan Morais named and shamed in a tweet the Portuguese MEPs who voted against the motion in the European Parliament o improve search and rescue mission in the Mediterranean. Morais tweets: “They do not represent us nor who we are as a solidaric & welcoming people. Remember their names. #SafePassage #HumanityFirst #RefugeesWelcome.” Thee Finnish MEPs

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MEPs Huhtasaari, Sarvamaa, and Virkkunen voted against improving search and rescue missions for refugees in the Mediterranean

THIS STORY WAS UPDATED The European Parliament rejected Thursday a plan to step-up search and rescue operations for refugees and migrants in the Mediterranean with 290 votes narrowly defeated the motion against 288 in favor. Needing only three votes to pass, seven of the 13 Finnish MEPs didn’t even bother to vote (Ville Niinistö, Heidi

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WARNING: ISLAMOPHOBIC CONTENT – Laura Huhtasaari (Suomen Uutiset)

Why is this Islamophobic? Perussuomalaiset* Vice President Laura Huhtasaari usually makes Islamophobic comments on steroids and other times without them. In the news story below, Huhtasaari, who is an avid follower of US President Donald Trump’s and Hungarian strongman Viktor Orbán’s anti-immigration policies, says that her party has the right solutions to migration and wants

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Racism, Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: Words can turn into bullets and corpses

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.

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Far-right politician Huhtasaari and the PS pull one of the oldest tricks on the media

 Anti-immigration Perussuomalaiset (PS)* vice president, Laura Huhtasaari, hit the jackpot when she attacked a Finnish school project in Tampere for “encouraging hatred.” The poster made by teenage students pitted herself and the PS’ chairperson, Jussi Halla-aho, against President Sauli Niinistö and Green Alliance MP Pekka Haavisto with the following question: towards Finland, or towards death. 

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The Trumpization of Finnish politics

Perussuomalaiset (PS)* vice president Laura Huhtasaari, a vocal Islamophobic anti-immigration politician, has been since January under scrutiny due to the plagiarism found in her Master’s thesis.  If you read the reaction of the Finnish media about the latest ruling by the University of Jyväskylä, one common theme is that the plagiarism scandal will not affect

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The State of Islamophobia in Europe report offers a distressing picture of the rise of such a social ill

The third issue of the annual The State of Islamophobia in Europe was published on Monday, and it paints a very worrying picture of Islamophobia in Europe.  We have unfortunately seen in countries like Finland how hate speech and toothless measures to contain all forms of racism and discrimination have put in harm’s way other

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Laura Huhtsaari’s “new normal” is a synonym and carte blanche for open violence and hostility against migrants and minorities

Perussuomalaiset (PS)* presidential contender and MP, Laura Huhtasaari, claimed in her speech Sunday that populism isn’t a passing phase but will become to “new normal.” In Huhtasaari’s and the PS’ violent world that targets migrants and minorities, the MP deceives the crowd by stating this “new normal” is a good matter.

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Please wake me up after the Finnish presidential elections are over

Finland’s presidential elections were uneventful. President Sauli Niinistö, the incumbent, comfortably won with 62.7% of the votes. He was followed By Green Party candidate Pekka Haavisto (12.4%), Laura Huhtasaari of the Perussuomalaiset Party (6.9%), Kansalaipuolue’s Paavo Väyrynen (6.2%), Center Party’s Matti Vanhanen (4.1%), Social Democrat Tuula Haatainen (3.3%), Merja Kyllönen (3.0%) and Nils Torvalds of

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The PS steers further right exposing its shameless Islamophobia, racism, bigotry and ultranationalism

Like rubbing salt on Finland’s wound, Perussuomalaiset (PS)* newly elected chairman Jussi Halla-aho’s far-right anti-immigration policy got reinforcement after three Islamophobes were elected to lead the PS: Laura Huuhtasaari, Teuvo Hakkarainen and Juho Eerola were elected first, second and third vice-president, respectively.

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Prime Minister Juha Sipilä’s poor track record on challenging xenophobia and hate speech

The government of Prime Minister Juha Sipilä not only has tightened immigration policy but is complacent and near-silent about the rise of xenophobia and hate speech in Finland. Sure, we’ve heard so many times the familiar “we’re against racism” affirmations, which are only catchphrases that are not supposed to change anything.

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Will Halla-aho be the PS’ savior or the party’s political grave?

A while back I asked a friend what would happen if the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* implode as we’ve seen in the polls. What will emerge from the ruin of that xenophobic party will be another one that is more sinister and more dangerous. With PS MEP Jussi Halla-aho’s decision to challenge Timo Soini and run for chairman of the party is the birth of a radical anti-immigration party in the same league as the Islamophobic Danish People’s Party.

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Will Donald Trump breathe new life into a doomed party called the Perussuomalaiset?

Donald Trump’s election victory has emboldened our own group of populists, racists, and bigots in Finland who pray what happened in the United States will breathe new life into a political disaster called the Perussuomalaiset (PS)*. There are many reasons why copying and pasting populist rhetoric in the United States won’t work in Finland.

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Finnish PS MP Hakkarainen is charged (alas) for ethnic agitation

Perussuomlaiset (PS)* MP Teuvo Hakkarainen, who has made numerous racist and bigoted statements against Muslims, Somalis and gays finally got charged for ethnic agitation by the state deputy prosecutor. Hakkarainen isn’t the only politician being charged for ethnic agitation. On that shameful list are Mertsu Merivireta, Terhi Kieumunki and Olli Sademies.

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Perussuomalaisia mielikuvia

Kun katsoo perussuomalaisten rasistisiiven jäsenen, Laura Huhtasaaren, seinällä tätä kuvaa, jolla häntä siellä nyt kannattajat haluavat mairitella, ei voi kuin hätkähtää selvää yhteyttä Neuvostoliiton aikaiseen propagandaan. Mitä kuva kertoo tavalliselle ihmiselle? Kova nainen, sotilaallinenkin, valmis annettuun tehtävään? Suomen demokratia ei kaipaa sellaisen tehtävän suorittajia, joiksi nämä perussuomalaiset ”roturealistit” ja valkoisen Elovena-tytön säilyttäjät ovat nyt asettuneet.

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Laura Huhtasaaren väkivaltainen ja valheellinen politiikka

Kansanedustaja Laura Huhtasaari lausahti vastikään Helsingin Sanomille, että terroristit voivat käyttää hyväkseen ihmisoikeuksia. Niin hölmöltä kuin se kuulostaakin, niin totuushan on se, että Huhtasaari ja hänen vihatoverinsa tekevät juuri näin. He keräävät suosiota ja ääniä vaaleissa kertomalla meille, että valtaan päästyään ja vallassa pysyessään heillä on vakaa aikomus olla hyväksymättä yhtäläistä ihmisarvoa ja heikentää heille

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PS MP comes to Huhtasaari’s rescue but doesn’t have a faint idea about human rights

Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP Leena Meri came to the rescue of MP Laura Huuhtasaari, who claimed that human rights don’t apply to everyone. What Meri argues about the UN Declaration of Human Rights is equally worrying considering that she was a policewoman.  Both Meri and Huhtasaari are in the same league when it comes to Islamophobia.

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Finland’s and fortress Europe’s razorblade chicken feed response to the refugee crisis

Finland and Europe are looking more lost than ever concerning the refugee crisis and this has been shamelessly exposed in the raw at the EU’s Malta summit. If we fail in resolving the crisis as a region we will face another problem that will be many times worse than what is happening now: Fuel and stoke the fires of xenophobia at the cost of our values.

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PS MP Huhtasaari gets fingers burned after Helsingin Sanomat uncovers her membership in a racist Facebook site

Laura Huhtasaari of the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party finds herself in hot water after Finland’s largest daily Helsingin Sanomat did some investigative journalism about the MP’s connection to an open racist Facebook site that has pictures of black children eating watermelon in a pail that reads another “bucket of shit.”

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Helsingin Sanomat, PS MP Laura Huhtasaari, populism and Islamophobia

There is one picture (see below) from an article on Helsingin Sanomat about Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP Laura Huhtasaari that speaks volumes about not only her ethnocentric views when she visits a mosque for the first time in her life but that of Finland’s leading daily as well.  Huhtasaari, who is convinced that she is on some anti-Islam crusade to

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Friday’s A-studio: Attack the weak and vulnerable in Finland because they can’t fight back

In many respects the success of the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party in the last two parliamentary elections could be seen as a last cry against our ever-growing cultural diversity, which is a reality and will continue to grow in the future. Newly elected PS MP Laura Huhtasaari was one of the guests on Friday’s A-studio together with Green

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