Riikka Purra, the chairperson of the far-right Perussuomalaiset (PS)* party, defended Jussi Halla-aho’s blog writings that are full of racism, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, and anti-democratic worldviews. In one of Halla-aho’s writings, he hopes foreigners rape MPs like Eva Biaudet and Tarja Filatov.
The former PS chairperson’s blog writings were under scrutiny again after he was named chairperson of the foreign affairs committee. He also denied mentioning Eva Biaudet’s name in the infamous blog post.
It was disproven by Helsingin Sanomat and Halla-aho stuck by his lie, stating in the interview he would not apologize for what he wrote.
Imagine Purra, who holds a master’s degree and who is writing her doctoral dissertation and is one chosen offspring of the Finnish education system, can spread so much racism and hatred against people who never had the same opportunities as her.
In the tweet above, Purra doesn’t understand why Halla-aho’s blog posts still arrouse so much interest in 2022. She tweets:
a) [Halla-aho’s Scripta] blog is well written, timeless, and hits many where it hurts, unfortunately.
b) Left-green pundits cannot still come up with arguments.
c) It’s not worth thinking about.
Many are happy with the downward spiral of the PS in the elections and in opinion polls.