Posts Tagged: Riikka Purra

Riikka Purra: I am a racist and proud of it!

After the leaders of the Social Democrats, Greens, and Left Alliance announced that they would not form part of a future government with the radical-right Perussuomalaiset (PS),* Riikka Purra has lashed out against her party’s critics. The latest racist taking points of the PS is excluding foreigners from getting social welfare and creating a modern

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Migrant Tales Media Monitoring: PS’ Riikka Purra “praises” Ykkösaamu. Complacency devours facts.

Perussuomalaiset (PS)* chairperson Riikka Purra praised Ykkösaamu, claiming that it “has the best news and current affairs format in Finland, led by a professional journalist.” It is further proof of how the host, Seija Vaaherkumpa, didn’t do her job but offered journalistic lipservice to a radical right party with ties to violent groups in the

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Migrant Tales Media Monitoring: An interview with Riikka Purra that reveals why the media is part of the “r”problem

Saturday’s interview with Perussuomalaiset (PS)* chairperson Riikka Purra on Ykkösaamu was a good example of how the media avoids asking tough questions, never mind doing fact-checking. Purra was able to spread her urban tales about migrants. Considering that the PS is a radical right party, host Serija Vaaherkumpu did not as one question about the

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Trump, Putin and the Perussuomalaiset

Former President Donald Trump is a threat to USAmerican democracy, and Russian President Vladimir Putin a threat to world peace. While these leaders spread their toxicity and hatred on other people and nations for political gain, our Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party has nothing more than praise for them. Well, that was before Trump and Putin became

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The PS’ and Kokoomus’ “concern” about Finland’s minority youth gangs is dishonest and a political stunt

Watching weekly Thursday’s question-and-answer session between the opposition and government can cause nausea. With parliamentary elections six months in April, expect opposition parties like the far-right Perussuomalaiset (PS)* and National Coalition Party (Kokoomus) to increase their attacks against ALL migrants. The truth about the PS and Kokoomus, the biggest and second-biggest opposition party, respectively, is

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MT Media Monitoring: HS interview with Riikka Purra and the PS’ pet topic, migration

Helsingin Sanomat published (paywall) Sunday an interview with Riikka Purra, the chairperson of the anti-immigration Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party. Helsingin Sanomat‘s veteran reporter, Marko Junkkari, did the interview. In general, Junkkari did a good job in handling Purra’s comments with facts and in no place in the interview did the PS chairperson dominate the interview with

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Twitter (Riikka Purra): Islamofobia ja “sokeus,” perussuomalaiset ja islamofobia

Perussuomalaisten puheenjohtaja Riikka Purra leimaa kaikki muslimit vaarallisiksi. Kaikissa uskonnoissa ja kulttuurissa on mielipuolisia ihmisiä. Miksi Purra ei puhu sanaakaan Ricky Shifferista? Shifferi on yksi Trumpin kannustaja joka hyökkäsi aseella FBIn toimiston Cincinnatissa ja sai surmansa myöhemmin. Annan Purralle yhden kattavasta raportista islamofobiasta Euroopassa, jossa olen maininnut hänet ja hänen puolueensa monia kertoja. Tässä linkki.

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Why do the Perussuomalaiset speak in code when referring to Muslims?

Throughout the years, far-right parties like the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* have in recent years mainly used code words to refer to Muslims. Some of the most common ones are sexual offenders, overrepresented in crime statistics, asylum seekers, and, now the latest, vieraskieli, or “people who don’t speak Finnish as their mother tongue.” One article published last

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Peddling theories about ethnic replacement in Finland for political profit and blood

I received a call from an old Migrant Tales reader who was distraught about a letter to the editor written by the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* Youth of Lappeenranta. The headline? “The nation-state is our best protection.” Is it? The reader continued: “How can Helsingin Sanomat publish something that openly excludes non-white Finns and other minorities in Finland? I’m

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Helsingin Sanomat treats Rikka Purra with kid gloves – by and large, stenography journalism

If former Perussuomalaiset (PS)* head Jussi Halla-aho were a women, her name would be Riikka Purra. Helsingin Sanomat published Saturday an interview with PS Chairperson Riikka Purra, where she puts Ukrainian refugees on a pedestal and dehumanizes Muslim and African refugees. Instead of just publishing Purra’s comments like a stenographer, why not fact-check? Here are

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A-Talk exposed further what a poor leader Riikka Purra is and how little respect she has for other politicians

Did any of you watch A-Talk with two government representatives, Iris Suomela of the Green League, Center Party Finance Minister Annika Saarikko, and two opposition representatives, Perussuomalaiset (PS)* head Riikka Purra, and National Coalition Party MP Antti Häkkänen? One matter stood out: Purra’s aggressive style and talking out of turn when Suomela spoke. Her facial

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The far-right Perussuomalaiset head south in the opinion polls

THE STORY WAS UPDATED There’s good news and bad news. Depending on your perspective, bad news can be good news and vice-versa. In the latest opinion poll published by Yle, the far-right Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party saw its support nosedive by three percentage points to 15%. While it would be simplistic only to blame the regional

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The National Coalition Party wins Finland’s first regional elections

The National Coalition Party (Kokoomus) won Finland’s first regional elections after capturing 21.6% of the votes, according to Yle. Apart from the low 47.5% voter turnout, there were two big surprises: the good showing of the Center Party and the abysmal result by the Perussuomalaiset (PS)*.  During the past decade, much of the PS’ success hinges on

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Finnish lawmaker has three ethnic agitation convictions to his name

The Oulu district court found Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP Sebastian Tynkkynen guilty of ethnic agitation for his Facebook postings in 2017, according to Yle. While no Finnish media mentioned it, the third conviction for ethnic agitation is a record for a Finnish lawmaker.  Hiding behind Islamophobic arguments and that the sentence violated his free speech rights, Tynkkynen said

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PS’ Riikka Purra feeds Afghans to the dogs

The new chairperson of the far-right Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party, Riikka Purra, will soon be calling out the knives. In her latest tweet, she reveals her radical cruelty against the vulnerable. In the Tweet below, she feeds the Afghans to the dogs and shows the worst of Finland. No experts, human rights activists, defenders of the

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Reija Härkönen: Ihanaa, nainen pääsi rasistien puheenjohtajaksi!

Jokainen julkinen huomionosoitus lisää rasistipuolueen edustajan uskottavuutta, normalisoi rasistista politiikkaa ja nostaa rasistit muka kunniallisiksi toimijoiksi muiden rinnalle. Siksi muiden eduskuntapuolueiden puheenjohtajien ja yhteiskunnallisten vaikuttajien julkiset, lämpimät  Twitter-onnittelut Riikka Purran tultua valituksi rasistipuolueen puheenjohtajaksi ihmetyttävät suuresti.

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Riikka Purra’s call to struggle against her ilk

Silence and complacency are some of the reasons why xenophobia and the rise of an anti-immigration party have been possible in Finland. While there are many common citizens and activists in Finland who have been fighting against parties like the Perussuomalaiset (PS)*, chairperson Riikka Purra’s interview on Yle’s Ykkösaamu is a definite reminder that we

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Riikka Purra is the new leader of xenophobic copycats and plagiarizers

The newly elected chairperson of the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party, Riikka Purra, did not waste any time attacking migrants. Apart from tightening naturalization laws and family reunification, she stated that the PS will not become a member of a new government that doesn’t “significantly” tighten immigration laws.  The timing of her hostile and anti-social statements could not have been worse.

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Riikka Purra and the PS: Grow up! Stop bullying migrants and minorities!

Statements about tightening immigration policy by the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* elected chairperson, Riikka Purra, exposes her cowardice and the complacency of the Finnish media.  The cowardice comes from bullying people who are powerless to challenge her hostility. The complacency of the Finnish media comes from seeing no wrong in Purra’s and the PS’ hatred of migrants

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A-Studio: Riikka Purra wants to tighten Finnish citizenship law, do away with pull factors

Riikka Purra, the favorite to win the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* leadership at the party’s annual meeting over the weekend, said Wednesday at Yle’s A-Studio was one of the many steps she took wants to tighten citizenship laws. This summer, the first vice president of the PS said that the party would not join any government that would not tighten “significantly” immigration

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How Finland’s biggest daily Helsingin Sanomat loses its teeth and watchdog role

For the Islamophobic Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party, Helsingin Sanomat gives the country’s largest opposition party the kid-glove treatment. Are fear, agreement, or hopeful naivety the driving forces behind Helsingin Sanomat’s recent articles about the PS? Over the weekend, the daily published in its Kuukausiliite a big story about PS MEP Laura Huhtasaari, who is trying to make a

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(Migrant Tales, July 9, 2021): A quote for Riikka Purra – “If you can only be tall because someone is on their knees, then you have a serious problem”

Who is Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party heir-apparent Riikka Purra’s mentor? Is it far-right leader Marine Le Pen of France’s National Rally or UK home secretary hardliner Priti Patel? Purra got her anti-immigration inspiration from Jussi Halla-aho’s racist blog postings. “If it’s up to me, the Perussuomalaiset will never form part of a government that won’t tighten significantly Finnish

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Riikka Purra is a poor copy of Jussi Halla-aho

Perussuomalaiset (PS)* Jussi Halla-aho’s heir-apparent appears to be the party’s first vice-president, Riikka Purra. While Halla-aho has swung the party to the far-right and encouraging xenophobia, Purra has parroted the PS leader’s racist soundbites but with questionable results. Like Halla-aho, Purra loathes Muslims and people of color. So much so, in fact, that she warned

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FGC and the PS: Come on! Let’s bash Muslim women and Islam (again)

THIS STORY WAS UPDATED I’m not surprised that Riikka Purra, a Perussuomalaiset (PS)* MP obsessed with slandering Muslims, gives misleading statements about female genital cutting (FGC), also referred to as female genital mutilation (FGM). The term FGC is in my opinion less judgemental and value-laden than FGM. Without offering advice and assistance to women who

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Riikka Purra is the ugly Finn who even sees Muslims under her bed

Perussuomalaiset (PS) vice president and MP, Riikka Purra, likes to talk tough against Muslims and people of color. Her whole political message hinges on one overriding matter: spreading hatred and suspicion of Muslims. Purra’s Islamophobic rants and prejudices expose in the raw her political opportunism and self-deception. Her Twitter page is peppered with anti-Muslim racist

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Kiusaaja Riikka Purra

Perussuomalaisten kansanedustaja Riikka Purra ei ole pelkkä kiusaaja mutta laskelmoiva ja opportunisti kiusaaja. Mitä on kiusaaminen? Se on henkisen väkivallan muoto, jossa kiusaaja kohdistaa toiseen henkilöön tai ryhmään henkistä tai fyysistä aggressiota. Kiusaaminen muodot kuuluvat mm. nimittelyä, leimaaminen, irvailua, perättömien ennakkoluulojen levittämistä ja sulkeminen kokonaisia ryhmiä ulkopuolelle. Islamofobia ja ksenofobia ovat yhteiskunnallisia ja henkisiä sairaudet.

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Perussuomalaiset haluavat lopettaa humanitaarisen maahanmuutto ja romuttaa kansainväliset pakolaissopimukset ja ihmisoikeudet

Tänään A-studiossa esiintyivät vihreiden kansanedustaja Emma Kari ja Riikka Purra perussuomalaisista ja keskustelivat miten EU pitäisi tehdä kun vastaisen rajansa tuhannet pakolaiset odottavat päästä Eurooppaan. On selvä mitä on Purran ja hänen puolueen linja, mutta on valitettava ettei toimittaja Annika Damström kysynyt mitä perussuomalaisten kansanedustaja tarkoitti kun sanoi, että humanitaarinen maahanmuutto on lopetettava Suomeen. “Humanitaarinen”

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Rakkaus on vahvempi kun etnonationalismi

Mitä olet ilman rasismia? Kelpaatko? Oletko yhä vahva? Yhä fiksu? Pidätkö yhä itsestä? Toni Morrison (1931-2019) Hienosti kirjoitettu ja sanottu, Merve Caglayan! On se törkeää, että poliitikot kuten Riikka Purra Perussuomalaisista voivat olla epäkunnioittavia toisia kohtaan. Purra on huolestunut siitä, että nyt vain 60% (lähde please?) ruotsalaista on syntynyt kahdelle ruotsalaiselle vanhemmalle, kun 2002 vastaava

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Riikka Purra: Oletko ihan varma, että 98% pääkaupunkiseudun varhaisjakajista ovat maahanmuuttajataustaisia?

Liar, liar pants on fire. You know your nose is longer than a telephone wire. The Castaways, Liar, Liar (1965) Perussuomalaiset ja erityisesti kansanedustaja Riikka Purra liiottelee ja vääristele kun asia koske heidän lempiaihetta: maahanmuuttajia. Tällä viikolla Purra kärähti vääristelystä kun Migrant Tales otti selvää seuraavasta väitteistä ja totesi, että suuri osa postinjakaijista pääkaupunkiseudulla ovat

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QUOTE OF THE DAY (Riikka Purra): Human scum and racism

THIS STORY WAS UPDATED Perussuomalaiset (PS)* First Vice- President Riikka Purra asked in a tweet: “In your opinion, is it racist to call an African rapist human scum?” Indeed, it is racist! It is especially racist if you are a white politician who is a member of an Islamophobic and Afrophobic party. Can a human,

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Why Yle is partial and toothless: Purra, the stellar rise of a white Finnish supremacist

The critical reporting and credibility of the Finnish Broadcasting Company (Yle) have suffered in recent times star reporters quitting and parties like the Islamophobic Perussuomalaiset (PS)* influencing editorial content from the board. There is no better example of Yle’s partiality and toothless reporting than a recent political human interest article about Riikka Purra, PS first

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After spreading white replacement pseudo-theories, PS MP Purra is silent whether the carnage in El Paso could happen in Finland

Ethnonationalism and “white Finnish replacement” pseudo-theories are being eagerly spread in Finland by politicians like Riikka Purra and Jussi Halla-aho, vice-chairperson and chairperson of the far-right Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party. An important question arises in light of the tragic weekend when a white supremacist killed 22 victims in El Paso, Texas, and another man killed 9

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