Abrirahim Husu Hussein tweeted that 27 members of the far-right Perusuomalaiset (PS)* party filed charges against the Helsinki city councilperson for tweeting in July that all the PS, its voters, and supporters are racists.
Of all the Finnish political parties, the PS is the most racist. Under Jussi Halla-aho’s leadership, the party has steered to the far right.
The PS is also disingenuous. Halla-aho and the leadership of the PS want to do away with legislation on ethnic agitation. The PS leader believes that police resources are poorly allocated when they monitor the Internet for hate speech.
Halla-aho claims that people in Finland should be able to speak openly about immigration without the fear of being charged for hate speech and ethnic agitation.
Even if this is what Halla-aho and his ilk do all the time, they sure didn’t give Hussein the chance to speak openly in the same way that the PS speaks of Muslims.
* The Perussuomalaiset (PS) party imploded on June 13, 2017, into two factions, the PS and New Alternative, which is now called Blue Reform. In the last parliamentary election, Blue Reform was wiped off the Finnish political map when they saw their numbers in parliament plummet from 18 MPs to none. 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.