It is a creepy coincidence that during another 22/7 anniversary when a mass murderer in Norway killed in cold blood 77 victims in 2011, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark are ruled by governments that are hostile to people from outside the EU.
In Finland, we have two far-right terrorist investigations suspected of planning attacks against migrants.
The same language that the Norwegian killer used to justify his actions was used in Finland by Riika Purra, the Perussuomalaiset (PS)* finance minister and deputy prime minister, to denigrate migrants. Like the Norwegian killer, who warned about Muslims taking over Europe, Purra lashes out in her Scripta writings against Muslims, gays, the Romany minority, and Africans.
Apart from spitting on beggars, Purra threatened to use a gun on a commuter train to kill youths of migrant backgrounds.
Two images of PS Finance minister Riikka Purra: Confident and beaten after the revelations of her racist and violent blog posts of 2008 came to public light. Sources: BBC and Iltalehti.
Scripta is an Islamophobic, xenophobic, and homophobic blog written by Jussi Halla-aho, who was convicted in 2012 for ethnic agitation and for breaching the sanctity of religion and is the speaker of parliament.
In the blog posts, Halla-aho expressed fantasies about shooting a gay in a park, and hoped that MPs like Eva Biaudet (Swedish People’s Party) and Tarja Filatov (Social Democrat) would be raped by foreigners. He has never apologized for his writings and still advertises the blog on his webpage.