Posts Tagged: Perussuomalaiset

Radical-right populism is Finland’s kiss of death

Watching the assault on democratic institutions in the United States, Hungary, Poland, and other countries, one wonders what Finnish voters see in its own Trump- and Orbán-spirited Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party. In Yle’s latest opinion poll published Thursday, the PS took first place by a hair from the Social Democrats (SDP), leading since May. So what

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The PS and its obsession with migrants

If you had the opportunity to listen inside the brain of a Perussuomalaiset (PS)* politician, you’d probably hear the following word: migrants, maahanmuuttajat, migrants, maahanmuuttajat… The head of the PS parliamentary group, Ville Tavio, regurgetates that obsessive word in countless tweets and statements. Tavio tweets: “Finnish human rights are threatened as a result of massive

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“Sheikki”-niminen kansanedustaja kysyy kuka on “aito” suomalainen

Perussuomalainen kansanedustaja, Kristian “Sheikki” Laakso, kysyy kuka on “aito” suomalainen. Onko “Sheikki” ns. aito suoalainen nimi? Sheikki on henkilö, joka on Koraanin asiantuntija. Sheikki on sama kun imaami. Miten voit kutsua itseä “Sheikki”-nimellä jos vihat muslimeja kuten puolueesi, Perussuomalaiset? Sinun selitykset aito suomalaisuudesta ovat sekavia ja naurettavia. Muista yksi asia, Kristian Laakso: Ihmiset päättävät keitä

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Two PS Youth members convicted of ethnic agitation

Former Perussuomalaiset (PA)* Youth deputy chairperson Toni Jalonen and Johannes Sipola, the former chairperson Johannes Sipola were sentenced by a Pirkanmaa District Court fines for ethnic agitation, according to YLE News. Jalonen, who announced in February that he is “an ethnonationalist, traditionalist, and a fascist,” was slapped with a 50-day fine (300 euros) for ethnic

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Kokoomus’ Antti Häkkänen vilifies Islam, claims to uphold human rights

THIS STORY WAS UPDATED In a bid to gain voters, the National Coalition Party’s (Kokoomus) MP Antti Häkkänen and possibly the next chairperson of the conservative party spreads his anti-Islamic rhetoric, again. For those who don’t know Häkkänen, he comes from a small town called Mäntyharju in Eastern Finland and has expressed before his extreme

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